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Jade Plant or Elephant Bush is an easy to maintain indoor plant that many believe will bring you good luck. The plant requires low amounts of sunlight and water
Jade plant is also known as Crassula Ovata is a low-maintenance plant. It is characterized by thick branches and jade green leaves on it.
You may call it as the money tree, lucky plant or a friendship tree. Whatever the tree is famous for; it has its own charm.
It is the perfect plant to ornament your house with and if you love dish gardening then that would be a cherry on the top.
The plant is perfect to plant indoors. Being a low maintenance plant it becomes easy to take care of it.
The plant has few needs but it flushes out way beautifully, all you need is to know about the lighting and soil for the plant
The most important thing to keep in attention is that to let the jade plant dry out between the watering.
The leaves of the plant store a high amount of water in them making them sustain without water for few days. But make sure they are watered properly.
In case if you find any white spots on the leaves of the plant then it may be due to less watering. You can fix it with watering thoroughly the plant on its roots rather than on the leaves.
Jade plant enjoys dry soil. They do not need a lot of soil. The plant itself has a distinctive feature that it is foot tall but requires only 4 to a 5-inch deep soil.
Apart from this, slightly acidic succulent mix in the soil would be great for the plant.
Regarding the humidity of the soil, there are no as such requirements.
The plant would grow magnificently when provided direct sunlight. 4 to 5 hrs of sunlight is perfect for the plant.
It doesn't need that south window of your house with 12 hrs of sunlight but at the same time, it doesn't want to be under shade.
The plant would grow for many years without flowering. They do not usually bear flowers.
Although some jade plants bear purple or white flowers under certain conditions. If you want your jade plant to bloom you can try by keeping it in the cold surrounding.
The average height of the plant goes from 1 feet to 8 feet while it can be 3 feet wide. The stem of the plant is portly with short branches and glossy leaves.
Seasonal fertilizing would be great. Putting fertilizers during re-poting would enable faster growth.
There are more than 1,400 varieties of jade plant. The most common to keep indoors are Crassula Ocatava while you can also grow silver jade and variegated jade for your collection.
It is believed that the plant brings good fortune in your life. The plant also has healing properties.
They can help you cure your nausea, diarrhea and treats your mental health. The plant brings positive vibes in your house
Bugs are a common problem to this plant.
The plant gets infested with mealybugs.
You can control this by using appropriate bugs controllers and fertilizers or you can just get rid of the bugs by rubbing alcohol on them.
If you do not water them, there would be dropping of leaves and if you overwater them, then it can cause root rot.