Jade plant

20.0 AED

Botanical name:- Crassula Ovata

  • 10-20cm
Scientific nameCrassula ovata
Common name

Jade Plant,Crassula Ovata, Dollar Plant

Temperature requirement25-35 °C
LightFull sun to partial shade
WateringWater everyday and keep moist
PestsAphids, mealybugs, scale insects and spider mites
Pet friendlinessToxic to pets and humans
Maximum plant heightUp to 150 cm
Potting mixpotting soil / Red soil / Manure / Perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage and repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply manure once in fortnight and NPK in next fortnight
Pruning & trainingRemove dead and diseased leaves with sterile shears
Flower color &seasonN/A
DescriptionCrassula ovata, commonly known as jade plant, lucky plant, money plant or money tree, is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers that is native to the KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa, and Mozambique; it is common as a houseplant worldwide. The jade plant is an evergreen with thick branches. It has thick, shiny, smooth leaves that grow in opposing pairs along the branches. Leaves are a rich jade green, although some may appear to be more of a yellow-green. Some varieties may develop a red tinge on the edges of leaves when exposed to high levels of sunlight. New stem growth is the same color and texture as the leaves, becoming woody and brown with age. Jade plant grows as an upright, rounded, thick-stemmed, strongly branched shrub and reaches stature heights of up to 2.5 meters. The base is usually sparsely branched. Sometimes a single main trunk of up to 6 centimeters in diameter is formed. The succulent shoots are gray-green. The bark of older branches peels off in horizontal, brownish stripes. Although becoming brown and appearing woody with age, stems never become true lignified tissue, remaining succulent and fleshy throughout the plant’s life.The oppositely arranged, ascending to spreading, green leaves are stalked with up to 5 millimeters short. The fleshy, bare, obovate, wedge-shaped leaf blade is 3 to 9 centimeters long and 1.8 to 4 centimeters wide. The sharp-edged leaf margins are often reddish. As a succulent, Crassula ovata requires little water in the summer and even less in the winter. It is susceptible to overwatering, especially during the cold season. Watering excessively can cause leaf fall and root rot. On the other hand, a lack of water can also damage it. It should be grown in a porous substrate with good drainage, which will vary depending on the climate it is grown in. It requires about 4–6 hours of direct sun or medium shade exposures with bright light. In regions of mild weather it can withstand some light frost, provided that the substrate is kept dry

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