☘ Origin: South Africa
☘ Family: Stonecrop, Crassulaceae
☘ Botanical Name: Crassula
☘ Common Name: Jade Money Plant
Symbolism: Flowering Jade Plant reflects well on the owner and symbolizes great friendship, luck, and prosperity. The green leaves signify energy and the joy of friendship, and the flowers represent the fragrance of great friendship.
The ancient Chinese associated Jade with the wealth of emeralds. The round leaves of Jade plants resemble coins, giving rise to the name Money Plant.
Jade plants make a perfect housewarming gift or for a new business or marriage.
The Jade plant flourishes in good health with plenty of light. If you provide a few hours of sunshine a day, you will have a happy plant.
Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
It’s best to allow the soil to dry between waterings, depending on the time of year, how much humidity, and the amount of sunlight it’s getting. Allowing too much water to sit at the bottom of the pot with the roots will cause roots rot.
To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!
Naturally survives in quite humid conditions, although you will please them with filtered-water misting couple of times a week.
Room temperatures of around (15-24°C) are ideal. In winter no less than (10°C).
Feed bi-weekly with diluted liquid fertilizer. A fertilizer made for succulents may be your best bet; that does not need to be a high-strength type.
Non-toxic to humans and pets.
Propagating is achieved with leaf or stem cuttings which are placed into a soil mix, then waited until they show some growth. Before placing them in the soil mix, you will prevent potential problems from the sap seeping out by allowing them to dry on a windowsill for a few days or so.
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).
Above all, make sure you’re ready for plant parenthood.
💡 These essential care instructions are just guidelines; watering frequency, care routine will vary depending on location, light, temperature, humidity and air circulation in a space -- and most of all on your care.
💡 Your plant relies on you to give it healthy living conditions and deserves plenty of TLC. In fact, the mere act of paying attention to it on daily basis -- or "listening | talking" to it, if you will -- is one of the most important things you can do as a plant parent.
💡 If you see any signs of distress, you may need to act immediately to save your plant.
💡 On top of useful plant care advice, is expanding your knowledge and self-study in regard to your specific plants types. Further reading is a great resource for learning all about your plants, and the proper care that each of them needs along with any signs of distress or diseases. You can learn which are the best spots for your plants in your home, how to grow different plants, how to water your plants correctly, how to treat immediately and more.
💡 At the end of the day, you’re the plant’s guardian and your plant cannot survive without your love and care.