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Jade Plant

The jade plant is a very popular succulent houseplant with fleshy, oval-shaped leaves. It sometimes is called or referred to as the money plant or dollar plant.

Jade plant care is easy and simple. Many people enjoy growing jade plants in their homes and offices, and they are considered to be symbols of good luck.

Jade plants belong to the Crassula family and are generally undemanding. They need an even hand with water and plenty of light to develop their full potential. Given proper conditions, the jade plant will produce white flowers in the late winter, making an attractive and mildly fragrant display.

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  • Lighting – Jade plants prefer full sun and like four or more hours of sunlight each day. They are best in a room with south-facing windows.
  • Water – during the summer and spring, Jade plants should be watered often so the soil is moist but not wet, making sure drainage is immaculate. Reduce watering to monthly in the winter.
  • Temperature – they prefer average summer temperatures of 65 F to 70 F. In winter, cool to 50 F.
  • Never let a Jade plant dry out completely. But also, do not water it too often either, as this can cause root rot.
  • Don’t water your jade plant on a schedule. Instead, water your it when the top of the soil is just dry to the touch. If your jade plant is losing leaves or has leaf spots, this is most commonly caused by too little water.