Jade Plant, Dollar Plant, Money Tree Family: Crassulaceae Origin: South Africa - Cape Province
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USDA Zone: 10-11? Crassula ovata, commonly known as the Jade Plant, is a small plant native to South Africa's Cape Province. This small succulent ranges in size from 2 to 5 feet, with an ornamental foliage of rounded green leaves and clusters of off-white to white flowers. Although generally an easy and productive plant to grow, its needs must be understood and met in order to have success. The ideal light conditions for a Jade plant are full sun, semi-shade, or shade, with low humidity and temperatures ranging from 55F at night to 75-80F during the day. During the active growing cycle of spring and summer, the soil should be kept slightly moist, and should be watered liberally once per week, allowing for slight drying between waterings. A well-drained commercial potting soil should be used. Keep plant dry during the winter months. A mature Jade Plant can tolerate cold temperatures down to the 30s F for a short time, making this a great choice for those in colder climates. This plant is also an ideal choice for those living near the sea, as it is salt tolerant. In Southeast Asia, the Jade Plant is commonly known as the Money Plant, and is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to its owner. With proper care, this ornamental plant can provide its owner with a lifetime of joy and beauty.