Jade plants used to be every where, I’d see them in every nursery I visited. Lately they’ve been getting harder to find.
Like most succulents Jade plants want bright sunny windows. The more sun the better. Jades prefer temperatures between 55′-75′ so keep them indoors even in the summer. Also keep them away from drafty windows in the winter.
Soil should be thoroughly soaked when watering, then allowed to become slightly dry. Do not allow this plant to sit in water. If the plant needs to be watered less than once a week, it needs more sun and or a sandier planting mix. Jades quickly rot when sitting in damp soil.
The best way to water Jade plants is to stick them in the kitchen sink, spray the leaves and let the water run into the soil. After they drain put them back in the window. Since these plants grow so large so fast this is not always possible.
Use a cactus mix soil 50% with regular potting soil making up the other 50%. Or if you’ve sand handy mix half sand and half potting soil.
Happy Jade plants will flower for you. The leaves should be a medium green with red tips. Too much red means too much sun, no red edge means the Jade requires more sun, especially if you want to have it flower.
To propagate a jade plant trim off a branch and place in a pot with soil and keep damp. You’ll find they root painlessly.
Most Jade plant deaths come from too little light. If it’s not sunny enough the soil doesn’t dry out weekly and the roots rot.