How to Grow and Care for Jade Plants

How to Grow and Care for Jade Plants
houseplant Crassula ovata jade plant money tree in white pot

The term money plant is, in fact, an umbrella phrase, consisting of six different
plants from different species. Thus, before grasping how to grow money plants, we
must know what those species of plants are.

  • Epipremnum aureum (golden pothos, Ceylon creeper)
  • Hydrocotyle vulgaris (marsh pennywort, dollar plant, Chinese money plant)
  • Lunaria (silver dollar, honesty)
  • Crassula ovata (jade plant, lucky plant)
  • Pilea peperomioides (Chinese money plant, pancake plant, UFO plant)
  • Pachira aquatica (Malabar chestnut, French peanut, Guiana chestnut,
    Provision tree)

Here we will talk about the fourth one, namely, the Jade plant.

Table of Contents

What is Jade Plant?

It is a succulent plant, sprouting tiny pink or white petals. Jade plants are native
mainly to the Cape provinces of South Africa. However, it is well-known as a
houseplant globally. These plants require very little water to survive in most indoor
conditions. The jade plant is an evergreen bush with thick branches. It has dense,
bright, as well as even leaves, growing in crossing pairs along the arms. Coming to

the colour of the leaves, they are sweet jadeite green, tilting towards the more of a
yellow-green shade card. Moreover, some variations may produce a red tinge on
the edges of leaves, absorbing the high levels of sunlight.

How to propagate Jade Plant?

1. What we need

  • Garden soil
  • Sand
  • A pot
  • Jade cuttings

2. Preparing the soil

Take 70% garden soil and 30% sand as well. Now mix it till the point where the
potting mix becomes even. If you need it, you can sprinkle some water on it.

3. Preparing the cuttings

Take stem cutting up to 4 or 5 centimeters and take out 80% of the bottom leaves.

4. The setup

Select a tub with at least one drainage hole of 2 inches in width. Now, fill the
container ⅓ full with the potting mix after covering the drainage hole with a few
stones, so the soil doesn’t get out. The sand in the mix will make for an excellent
draining element.

Next, place the stems in the pot, planting the top of the root ball is about an inch
below the soil surface, leaving room for watering. Then load in around the root ball
with more potting mix and pat blandly. Afterward, thoroughly water the soil and
let it drain.

5. Where to place it

Jade plants prefer heat and light as compared to other houseplants. Therefore, you
need to find the brightest spot in the apartment. You can even place them under
some direct sunlight streaming in through the window without getting sun burnt.

6. How to care for it

  • Place it in very bright light indoors.
  • Plant jade plants in proper potting mix.
  • Shower water only when the top 1 to 2 inches of soil are dry.
  • Prune off dead or withered branches.
  • Generate more jade plants by cutting off pieces and piercing them in the
  • Potting mix so they can grow roots.


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