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.
Fast and furious! Ensure your Crassula ovata has fast-draining soil as it will grow increasingly unhappy if left sitting in excess water.
Sitting pretty! Pop your Crassula ovata on a windowsill or in a similarly brightly lit location so it can reap the full benefits of all that sunshine!
Pruned? If the leaves of your Crassula are beginning to thin, droop or wrinkle, it may be underwatered. However, make sure to allow enough time for the soil to dry out between waterings.
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