Jade Plant Guide: Benefits, Care, Propagation, and More

Jade Plant Guide: Benefits, Care, Propagation, and More

The Jade plant features thick, woody stems and oval-shaped leaves, and this makes the plant look more and more unique. Jade plants have a miniature, tree-like appearance use this beautiful plant for decoration purposes and it can instantly uplift the decor element of your home and office.

They live for a very long time, and this plant can be passed down from generation to generation. When grown indoors, it can reach heights of three feet or more.

The plant that stays happy in almost every environment

Jade plants adapt well to warm, dry conditions and the same condition can be found in almost every home. keep watering the plant during the growing season (spring, and summer) and drier during the dormant season (fall, and winter). Even when the season if favorable for the plant, allow the soil to dry out fully between waterings, as jade is very susceptible to rot.

This elegant plant can be grown outdoors as a landscape plant in areas with a mild, dry climate. They are very susceptible to cold damage, when the environment is freezing or below, it is advisable to grow jade in containers and take them indoors as the temperature reaches below 50°F (10°C).

Some amazing benefits of having a jade plant

The plant has a tree-like appearance, also known as Crassula Ovata is a popular indoor houseplant. Also, the plant also has great importance in Feng Shui.

  • The plant brings good luck

Jade Plant is popular as a good luck charm the presence of this plant in your home or office is considered auspicious. This beautiful succulent plant has vibrant green leaves and it symbolizes growth.

  • Easy to maintain plant

One of the key benefits of this plant is it needs very minimal care. Whether you grow it indoors or outdoors, the plant is very undemanding.

  • A perfect indoor air purifier

The plant removes harmful chemicals and toxins from the indoor environment and allows you to breathe fresh air.

Taking care of your jade plant

Here are some ways to provide your plant with the right care.

Watering the plant

During the spring and summer, you need to water the plant often so that their soil is moist but you need to make sure it is not too wet. Simply, ensure that their drainage is immaculate. You can reduce your watering to once a month during winter. Don't let a jade plant sit in water as it can cause damage to the plant.

Soil needs

These plants need good drainage to prevent root rot. Jade plant has the capability to tolerate native soils that are rocky or sandy. If you have houseplants or outdoor containers, make sure to use a cactus or succulent potting mix, on the other hand, you need to add an equal amount of pumice or perlite so that the drainage can be improved. These plants like a neutral to slightly acidic soil pH, but it can survive in different pH levels.

Some things to know about temperature and humidity

Jade plants can grow well in household temperatures ranging from 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. During the nights and in the winter, jade plants can handle a cooler environment, down to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, You should not keep the plant in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit for a long time.

Propagating a jade plant

If you want to Propagate a jade plant, it is you can do it easily by taking one leaf from a healthy, mature plant and all you need to do is stick it in the soil. Make sure that you prepare the leaf for propagating by letting the base of the leaf dry out to form a scab and this is where you can remove it from the main plant.

Dip the scabbed end in rooting hormone powder, and now you need to add it to a mix of half soil and half vermiculite. Give the plant sufficient light and mist it occasionally. Roots and baby plants will start to develop in some time. You can use a 3-inch cutting if you want to propagate this way.

The bottom line

 Keep this important information in mind to ensure that your jade plant stays happy and healthy. Don’t forget to share this important information with other plant parents.

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