Crassula Ovata, Jade Plant ( Small ) - Plant
Description for Crassula Ovata, Jade Plant ( Small )
The Jade is grown indoors and borrows itself from the bonsai in the way it grows like a miniature tree, with a trunk and branches. It is also a succulent that will retain water well within the leaves, just like the cactus plant.This succulent is a hardy fellow and has two main requirements for a healthy long life, which is water and plenty of light. They are both an indoor and outdoor species, although conditions outside need to be right (enough heat and sun).
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Jade, money , lucky, friendship (common). Crassula Ovata, C.portulacea, C.argentea (botanical/scientific).||White-pink||Bloom in winter||3ft or much less, as a bonsai.||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
|Requires shade||A good draining soil.||Medium||15C to 24C||Apply any organic fertilizer once in 2 months.|
Caring for Crassula Ovata
- It s best to allow the soil to become dry between each watering which will depend on the time of year, how much humidity and amount of sunlight it s getting.
- Keep the plant at room temperature which is ideally between 15C to 24C.
- They seem to grow best when root bound (compact roots in the pot), after a while they will need re-potting though so use a slightly larger pot and use a heavy gritty soil.
Typical uses of Crassula Ovata
Special features: The Jade Plant is an evergreen plant. It is considered that keeping this plant will bring Good Luck, Prosperity and Friendship.
Ornamental use: It is used as ornamental and lucky indoor plant. Flowering Jade Plant reflect well on the owner and symbolize great friendship, luck and prosperity. The green leaves signify energy and the joy of friendship, and the flowers represent the fragrance of great friendship.