☘ 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.
Toxic to pets if ingested.
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.