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Crassula - Jade Plant

Crassula - Jade Plant

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Common Names: Jade succulent, Money Plant

Botanical Name: Crassula ovata

Crassula 'Jade' Plant Description

The Crassula ovata, commonly known as the Jade Plant, is a popular succulent revered for its beauty, ease of care, and symbolization of good luck. This sturdy and long-lived plant features thick, woody stems and glossy green leaves that sometimes have a reddish tinge around the edges, especially when exposed to sunlight.

The Jade Plant has a dense, bushy growth habit and can grow quite large with age, often resembling a miniature tree. Its fleshy, oval-shaped leaves are vibrant green and may appear more vibrant with adequate sunlight. Occasionally, it produces small, starry white or pink flowers in the late winter to spring, adding to its appeal.

Care Plan for Crassula 'Jade' Plant

Light: Jade Plants prefer bright, indirect light and can tolerate direct sunlight. However, they should be gradually acclimated to full sun to prevent sunburn. Inadequate light can lead to leggy growth as the plant stretches toward the light source.

Watering: Water the Jade Plant when the top inch of soil feels dry. It’s important to let the soil dry out completely between waterings, especially during the winter when the plant’s water requirements decrease. Overwatering can cause root rot, so ensure good drainage in your pot.

Humidity: Jade Plants do well in typical household humidity levels and do not require any special humidity adjustments.

Temperature: Maintain temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C) during the day and cooler at night. Protect the plant from drafts and avoid extreme temperature fluctuations.

Child and Pet Safety: Jade Plants are generally considered non-toxic to humans but can be mildly toxic to pets if ingested, potentially causing nausea and vomiting. It's a good practice to place them where curious pets cannot reach them.

General Tips: Fertilize your Jade Plant about once every six months with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. You can encourage bushier growth by pruning back the tips of the plant, which will promote branching. Dust the leaves occasionally to ensure the plant can photosynthesize efficiently.

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