Crassula ovata - Jade Plant

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SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with an 18cm+ opening

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The Jade Plant, commonly called the Money Plant, is a very popular succulent houseplant and has been found on shelves and bookcases for generations. (Not to be confused with the Money Tree, which is the common name for Pachira aquatica).

Once established as a mature plant, it forms a miniature tree like structure, with a thick trunk and branches. Leaves are thick, fleshy and opal shaped in a deep, glossy jade green, sometimes with a red tinge at the leaf edge. New growth starts on stems that have the same colour and texture as the leaves, but this hardens into a brown, woody stem in time.

They are very easy to care for, provided they have plenty of light. As they store water in their fleshy leaves, they do not require a lot of attention.

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Crassula ovata - Jade Plant Care & Info Guide

Light: Bright, indirect sun light. A few hours of direct sunlight a day would not go amiss. It will tolerate some degree of shade but will not do as well.

Water: Water well then allow the soil to dry out before watering again. This plant hates sitting in water.

Temperature: Average room temperatures of 15-24°C with a minimum of 10°C.

Humidity: Normal humidity conditions, although they will tolerate higher levels and don’t mind being misted.

Feed: A weak solution of liquid fertiliser once a month or so during the growing season. View Plant Nutrition

Height and Growth Rate: Jade Plants have been known to reach large proportions given time - even reaching over 2 metres in height. However, the growth rate is slow to moderate and it will take years, if not decades, to achieve such splendour.

Toxicity: Known to be poisonous to pets. Keep away from animals.

Origin: South Africa and Mozambique.

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