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Where are jade plants native to?

Last Updated: 30th January, 2020

South Africa

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Also to know is, can a jade plant survive outside?

Place jade plants in a sunny place, such as a bright windowsill, water sparingly and never position them in the shade. They can be placed outside on patios but they need to be brought inside over autumn and winter to avoid frosts. They can withstand cold temperatures to just above freezing.

Secondly, how many types of jade plants are there? 1,400 types

Considering this, are jade plants invasive?

Crassula ovata is a large, much-branched, hairless and floriferous shrub from southern Africa. Commonly known as the jade plant or money plant, C. ovata is not significant as an invasive weed.

What is jade plant used for?

Jade plant is also used as a treatment for nausea and in Africa it is used to treat epilepsy, diarrhea, cuts, sore, corns and to purge the intestines.

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Can I put my jade plant outside for the summer?

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Do jade plants need big pots?

Typically, a jade plant may stay in its pot for a year, and in some cases, even two years before it needs a new, larger container. Always provide a pot close to the size of the one you are replanting from, to prevent the roots from going into shock.

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Do jade plants like small pots?

Jade plants (Crassula argentea) are notoriously top-heavy, but they like to be pot-bound in small containers. Without the right container, the plant could tip over or suffer moisture problems from too much or too little soil. Ceramic may help with some of these, but its not without problems of its own.

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Do jade plants like coffee grounds?

Jade plants are one of the most common coffee drinkers. Coffee will help to ensure that the plants leaves remain dark in color as well as promote thick stems. However, Jade plants are susceptible to over watering. Allow the soil to dry out in-between watering.

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Can a jade plant get too much sun?

Although in their native habitat, jade plants grow in full sun, jade plants kept in a house are not used to intense, direct sunlight. Placed outside in an exposed location on a sunny day, the wide leaves can get too much sun and develop scorched brown spots.

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How do I make my jade plant bushy?

If this happens, there are steps you can take to make it look fuller and thicker.
  1. Prune the jade plant just above one of the brown rings around a stem, called a leaf scar, with sharp pruning shears or a sharp knife.
  2. Pinch off the growing end of a stem between your thumb and forefinger to remove the growing tip.

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Can you plant a jade plant in the ground?

Outdoors, jade plants grow in most soil types, including sandy soil and soil that is alkaline or slightly acidic. However, fast-draining soil is a requirement to prevent these succulent plants from rotting. Indoors and outdoors, jade plants grown benefit from at least four hours of sunlight per day.

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How do I get my jade plant to flower?

Getting a jade plant to bloom requires mimicking its native growing conditions. Lack of water, cool nights and bright days encourage the plant to form buds and finally flowers. It's a bit of a trick, but you can fool your plant into producing pretty little starry white to pink flowers in spring.

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How old can a jade plant live?

Rich still has a philodendron that came over from England with her grandmother more than 50 years ago; jade plants have a natural lifespan of 70 to 100 years; and cacti, which live for decades in the desert, can also live for decades in your living room-if given the right care.

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Do jade plants spread?

Jade plants can live for a very long time and grow into small trees or shrubs up to 5 feet tall indoors.

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Should I prune my jade plant?

The best time for jade plant pruning is in spring or summer, but jade plants can be pruned year round. Pruning jade plants in spring or summer will simply result in a faster recovery from the trim than any other time of year because the plants are in active growth.

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When should I repot my jade plant?

Repotting Jade Plants
Repot young jade plants once every 2 to 3 years to encourage growth. With older jade, repot once every 4 to 5 years or as necessary. Transplant in the early spring, just before the growing season begins. After repotting, don't water the plant for a week or so.

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How often should you water jade plants?

How to Water Jade Plants. Jade plants are succulents (they hold water in their leaves), so they don't do well when sitting in constantly moist soil, so let the top 1 to 2 inches of soil dry out between waterings. Indoors, this will probably mean watering once every 2 to 3 weeks—but be sure to check regularly!

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What should I name my jade plant?

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Can you eat a jade plant?

But jade plants (Crassula ovata or Crassula argentea) can be toxic. Kids and grand-kids -- and other humans -- eating or touching these plants might suffer ill effects, and pets should also be kept a safe distance away.

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How fast does Jade grow?

No matter where you live, get your jade to grow quickly by understanding its growing cycle and plant requirements. Over time, indoor and outdoor jade plants (Crassula argentea) can grow up to 5 feet tall. Adequate light helps jade plants grow quickly.

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What is the rarest type of jade?

The rarest and most valuable jadeite is imperial jade, which is colored by traces of chromium. It has color and transparency rivaling fine emerald, though imperial jade is slightly more yellow in tone.

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Do jade plants like direct sunlight?

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Another important aspect of the care and maintenance of jade plants is how much sun they receive. They need full sun in order to grow properly. If they do not have full sun, they may become stunted and leggy.

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How can you tell real jade from fake?

If you have a piece of real jade, clink it against the stone in question. If it sounds like plastic beads, then the stone in question is probably fake. Both jadeite and nephrite have a very high density (jadeite - 3.3; nephrite - 2.95). Density is measured by dividing the weight (in grams) by the volume (c.c.).