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Jade plants have been used for centuries across cultures for their beauty and healing abilities. Tree-like succulents, these houseplants can live with you for your entire life, or longer—up to 100 years! Jade is commonly used in the traditional practice of feng shui, creating energy to harmonize people and their environments—and encourage the flow of money. 💸
Also known as
Lucky plant, Jade Plant, variegated jade, Lemon lime, Hobbit Jade, Ogre ears and morgan's beauty
How to care for Jade
Jade needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Sacramento, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 28th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Sacramento is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…
January 26th, 2022
Sacramento is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Sacramento is expected to increase by 31.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.8 megajoules of energy pe…
January 25th, 2022
This month, Sacramento is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of day…
Jade love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Sacramento, California ⛅.
Jade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Jade after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
I inherited my Jade, my dad gave it to me from my grandma’s flat. I love the interesting shape and the fact that week-by-week you can watch the little leaf nubs growing. It’s lovely having a bit of family history in our flat, and it’s such a survivor too! Good light and a little bit of water here and there and she’s a happy little plant.
I really struggled to find a spot for this. The first round in the windowsill burned some leaves. Then I tried a shelf, but I have so many plants that require humidity and it was getting too much of that. Anyways I took it back to the windowsill but sort of behind something else and now it’s popping out crazy amounts of leaves in the middle of winter. Keeps me on my toes
I first picked up this lovely plant at a Walmart over the summer… The poor gal was mislabeled and severely unappreciated. She was in a crummy plastic pot and the instructions said to water every 3-4 weeks. Me, not being very educated at the time, followed the instructions and did that for a couple of months. My little jade had no fusses and put up with my horrible care. After a while, I did more research; I repotted her in a terracotta pot with drainage and fresh succulent soil. I water her more regularly (about every 2 weeks). Although jades aren’t necessarily FAST growers, they do grow pretty quickly for succulents. All in all, jades are great additions to ALL plant family’s and are perfect for beginners.
I was given this plant over a decade ago, planted in a mason jar. I don’t prune it, hence the trailing vines. I finally put it in a proper pot last year and it has never looked better. Easy to care for, can get pests such as spider mites and mealy bugs. So keep an eye on the leaves. They were very easy to get rid of. Mine is quite far from a window, about 9-10ft, and it’s thriving. Yes, the leaves and vines have turned towards the window, but as you can see, it hasn’t affected the health of the plant.