Jade plant

Also known as Crassula Ovata, these succulents are very easy to grow and undemanding. But just like other succulents that we can make mistakes with, they are prone to too much moisture and a wide range of diseases.

Jade plant needs at least 4 hours per day of light either in a south facing or west facing window. It is ok to keep the soil just moist but not wet during spring and summer. In the winter, it is best the soil dries out.

Never splash the leaves when watering. Always water from the sides and stick to it. Water just enough that the soil feels moist and not soggy. Water again only when soil dries up.

Jade plant is an extremely popular plant and gift! Jade plant needs more light than one would think. At least 4 hours of natural sunlight. So best to avoid bathrooms.

Jade plants can live in water however remember to keep changing the water every 5 days, just when the water starts to turn grubby.

These plants are not heavy feed. Fertilise the plant with a well balance liquid fertiliser once in 3 months.

Like any living being, where there is dehydration, there is shriveling. The Jade plants will show shriveled leaves or show brown spots or even leaves begin to drop off prematurely.

Like most succulent plants, jade plants prefer a loose rocky soil that is well draining. Adequate drainage is important so the soil is never too wet and creates problems of root rot.

Jade plants can grow in the sand since they are native to South Africa. It is best for jade plants to be planted in a heavier sand which can hold short roots best.

A mix of sand, peat moss, and organic matter that allows for water draining will provide a good growing environment.

If you notice the lower leaves of your jade plant are shriveled up and falling off, it means the plant needs more water. Remember to water your plant whenever the top inch of the soil is dried out.

The most common reasons for the plant to be falling over, range from underwatering, overwatering, high temperature, lack of sunlight or being top heavy.

Jade plants need at least 4-6 hours of natural light. So low light is not helpful for them.

Jade plants are mildly poisonous to humans when ingested. Thet can cause nausea and diarrhea. They are known to be toxic to pets.

A lack of nutrients can stunt the growth of the jade plant. If you feel the current soil doesn’t contain enough nutrients, then try adding organic matter to it or even some fertiliser.

Water jade plant every 10 days. As succulents, jade plants can hold water in its leaves

It should take anywhere from two weeks to two months for the plantlets to appear. They will starting adding a few inches very soon.

These easy-to-maintain plants are natural air purifiers. These plants are known to absorb harmful chemicals like Xylene, Toluene etc.