October 8th, 2021
Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about Crassula ovata, commonly known as Jade plants. Jade are native to the KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa, and Mozambique and belong to the Crassulaceae or Stonecrop plant family along with Sedum, Kalanchoe, and Echeveria. Jade plants are one of the oldest and most widely cultivated houseplants. You’ve likely gotten to know one on a visit with grams and gramps, and there is good reason for that. Jade plants are easy to take care of, resilient, and easy to propagate. Jades quickly become members of the family and symbolize great friendship, luck, and prosperity making them a great gift!
Let’s talk about care. Jade plants love bright light, preferably 4 hours of direct sunlight each day. Some jade varieties have gorgeous red to orange coloration that is maximized with ample light. All succulents are flowering plants and jades usually put on a show boasting large clusters of white or pink blooms. Plant jades and other succulents in Espoma’s Organic Cactus Mix. Succulents love this gritty mix so they can dry out faster between watering. Only water when the soil is completely dry, cut back immensely in the winter as there growing slows down. If you notice your plant starting to drop leaves, cut back on watering and move to more light.
We currently carry Jade plants in an assortment of shapes and sizes. Check out varieties such as ‘Hobbit’, ‘Crosby’, ‘Ovata’, or ‘Gollum’. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us - firstname.lastname@example.org.