Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay
Botany Bay Jade Plant - Crassula ovata Botany Bay

If you are looking for a unique and low-maintenance plant to add to your succulent collection? Then, look no further than the botany bay Jade plant, known as the Crassula ovata 'Botany bay', a vibrant member of the Crassula genus! It's seriously one of the most widespread flowering succulents out there!  

In Chinese culture, Crassula ovata is known as the "money tree" or "feng shui money tree" and is believed to bring good luck and financial prosperity to those who grow it. This money plant is often given as a gift during the Chinese New Year or other auspicious occasions.  

It's not hard to see why it's so popular with succulent beginners! This jade plant has dark green thick oval light green - yellow leaves that can change color to red when stressed, making for a super cool and unique addition to any collection. Plus, this dwarf jade plant grows into a small tree with thick brown branches and foliage that is just begging to be admired. 

Native to South Africa and Mozambique, this evergreen beauty can grow up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide depending on its conditions (so make sure you give it plenty of root space!). During summertime, those glossy green tubular leaves shine brightly, but as we head into cooler temperatures, those edges start turning red - talk about stunning! 

Let's not forget about its gorgeous star-shaped flowers that bloom in winter/spring - they start off as white flowers that create an eye-catching contrast between open blossoms and closed buds. These pollinated flowers produce seeds enclosed in these buds. Money tree plants are exceptionally easy to propagate by leaf or stem cuttings, so you can quickly grow your collection with just a few simple steps. 

So, whether you call it a jade plant, lucky plant, or money tree, Crassula ovata is definitely worth adding to your collection! 

Watering Needs 

The money plant succulent is a species that requires good drainage, enough light, and minimal watering. It's important only to water them when the soil has dried out, as overwatering can cause root rot. Succulent roots, including this jade crassula ovata, are prone to rot if their roots are constantly submerged in moisture. 

As a drought-tolerant plant, the jade plant has developed an effective mechanism for storing water in its leaves. Oftentimes, people worry about under-watering their plants when they're actually giving them too much water - succulents don't thrive well in damp soil, which can lead to root problems. 

Light Requirements 

The jade plant thrives best in bright, indirect, sunny environments. It cannot tolerate full shade or low light. These crassula succulents require at least six hours of strong light each day to survive. However, partial shade in the afternoon is often preferable - especially in hotter climates where the plant might become stressed by the intense heat of the afternoon sun.  

The red coloration on the margins of the leaves of a Jade plant is a sign of stress; it's usually not harmful to the plant and will often disappear once the plant is returned to the bright sunlight.  

When grown indoors, place it in the bright sunniest place in your house. Direct sunlight can scorch the new leaves off, so placing them near a window that receives filtered or indirect light is best. The amount of light the plant receives can affect the color of its leaves. The money tree grown in bright light will have more vibrant deep green leaves, while the foliage of those grown in lower light conditions may have a lighter, yellow-green color.  

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

The jade plant prefers sandy, well-drained soil, as excess moisture in fresh soil or pot can promote root and stem rot. Planet Desert specializes in succulents and has specialized succulent potting soil that includes an organic substrate with mycorrhizae to help with the growth of a healthy root system to help your new plants and succulents thrive. As an okay alternative, you can create your own potting mix by combining equal portions of perlite, coarse sand, and good natural potting soil. 

When it comes to fertilizing your Crassula ovata, it only needs a small amount of fertilizer applied once a year in spring. Succulent plants prefer a fertilizer with lower doses of NPK, with a maximum ratio of 5-10-5 higher in phosphorus than nitrogen.

Hardiness Zone & More

As desert dwellers, the jade plant enjoys hot temperatures, and high humidity but can tolerate lower humidity as well. They prefer constant temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit and can tolerate triple digits in the summer, so don't worry if your succulents get too hot.

The jade plant, on the other hand, cannot handle frost, cold, or freezing temperatures, so make sure it doesn't get below 45 degrees F in its environment.  If grown outdoors the money plant jade grows best in USDA zone 9-11. 

In terms of coloration, Jade plants can display different colors depending on the temperature. When the plants are exposed to cooler temperatures, the leaves may turn reddish or purplish in color. This reddish tint on smooth fleshy leaves is a natural response to cooler temperatures and is not harmful to the plant.

The jade succulents typically go dormant during winter months, from late fall to early spring. During this period, the plant will stop growing and may lose some of its leaves. This is a natural process and is not harmful to the plant. To encourage its growth during dormancy, the plant should be kept in a cool, dark location and reduced watering.

Bloom Season Late Winter, early spring
Botanical Name Crassula ovata 'Botany Bay'
Common Name Botany Bay Jade Plant
Dormancy Winter, Fall
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color White or light pink
Genus Crassula
Growth Habit Branched, Shrub
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11, 12
Mature Size 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial, annual succulent
Propagation By cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, Pest resistance, heat resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulent potting mix soil
Special Features Easy to care for
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mild Toxic for humans, mild toxic for pets(Keep away from children)
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Crassula ovata

The most common pests that can affect Jade plants are mealybugs and spider mites. Mealybugs are small, white, fluffy insects that can be found on the leaves and stems of the plant. Spider mites are tiny insects that can be difficult to see with the naked eye, but they can cause damage to the leaves and stems of the plant. To get rid of them, simply dab the insects with a cotton swab dipped in 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Until they are gone, repeat this procedure every week.   

Root rot: The most common problem with these money succulents is overwatering. These plants are susceptible to rot if they are kept in soil that is too wet. To prevent overwatering, it's important to allow the pot and soil to dry out between waterings and to avoid getting water on the leaves and stems of the plant. If not, propagate by leaf cuttings to encourage it to develop new roots. 

Leaf Drop:  This can be caused by a variety of factors, including overwatering, underwatering, low light levels, and pests. If you notice that your plant is losing leaves, it's important to identify the cause and take steps to resolve it. 

Crassula ovata FAQs

Is Crassula ovata an indoor plant? 

Yes, Jade plants are commonly grown as indoor plants. They prefer bright, indirect light and can be grown in a variety of indoor settings, such as on a south-facing window or in a bright room.

If you live in an area with cold winters, it's best to bring your jade plant indoors during the winter months to protect it from the cold. They are also great for small spaces, such as apartments or dorm rooms, because they don't take up a lot of space. 

Does the jade plant attract money?  

In Chinese culture, the Jade plant is considered to be a symbol of good luck and prosperity. According to Feng Shui, placing a Jade plant in the southeast corner of your home or office is said to bring wealth and success. While there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, the belief in the lucky properties of the Jade plant is widespread and has been around for centuries.

Regardless of whether or not the Jade plant brings good luck, it is still a beautiful and easy-to-care-for indoor plant that can add a touch of green to your home. 

What are the benefits of the jade plant? 

In addition to their air-purifying qualities, jade plants have a number of other benefits. They are known for their ability to absorb electromagnetic radiation, which can be emitted by electronic devices such as computers and televisions. This makes them a great choice for offices or other areas with a lot of electronic equipment.

Jade plants are also believed to have a calming effect on the mind and body, making them a great choice for bedrooms or other areas where you want to create a relaxing atmosphere. These succulents have been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat a number of ailments, such as nausea, diarrhea, and kidney issues. However, they are not typically used as herbal remedies. As with any plant, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using the Jade plant as a remedy for any health condition. 

Can Crassula ovata take full sun? 

Jade plants can tolerate full sun, but they prefer bright, indirect light. If you plan to keep your Jade plant in full sun, it is important to acclimate it to direct sun very slowly to avoid sunburn. Start by placing the plant in a location with bright, indirect light for six hours each day, gradually increasing the amount of time it spends in direct sunlight.

Be sure to monitor the plant closely for signs of stress, such as wilting or yellowing leaves, and adjust its placement as needed. 

What are the side effects of the jade plant? 

Jade plants are generally considered mildly toxic for humans and pets, but they can be severely toxic if ingested in large quantities and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other digestive symptoms if ingested.

In addition, the sap from the plant can cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction in some people. As with any plant, it is important to keep Jade plants out of reach of children and pets and to wash your hands thoroughly after handling the plant.

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If you are looking for a unique and low-maintenance plant to add to your succulent collection? Then, look no further than the botany bay Jade plant, known as the Crassula ovata 'Botany bay', a vibrant member of the Crassula genus! It's seriously one of the most widespread flowering succulents out there!  

In Chinese culture, Crassula ovata is known as the "money tree" or "feng shui money tree" and is believed to bring good luck and financial prosperity to those who grow it. This money plant is often given as a gift during the Chinese New Year or other auspicious occasions.  

It's not hard to see why it's so popular with succulent beginners! This jade plant has dark green thick oval light green - yellow leaves that can change color to red when stressed, making for a super cool and unique addition to any collection. Plus, this dwarf jade plant grows into a small tree with thick brown branches and foliage that is just begging to be admired. 

Native to South Africa and Mozambique, this evergreen beauty can grow up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide depending on its conditions (so make sure you give it plenty of root space!). During summertime, those glossy green tubular leaves shine brightly, but as we head into cooler temperatures, those edges start turning red - talk about stunning! 

Let's not forget about its gorgeous star-shaped flowers that bloom in winter/spring - they start off as white flowers that create an eye-catching contrast between open blossoms and closed buds. These pollinated flowers produce seeds enclosed in these buds. Money tree plants are exceptionally easy to propagate by leaf or stem cuttings, so you can quickly grow your collection with just a few simple steps. 

So, whether you call it a jade plant, lucky plant, or money tree, Crassula ovata is definitely worth adding to your collection! 

Watering Needs 

The money plant succulent is a species that requires good drainage, enough light, and minimal watering. It's important only to water them when the soil has dried out, as overwatering can cause root rot. Succulent roots, including this jade crassula ovata, are prone to rot if their roots are constantly submerged in moisture. 

As a drought-tolerant plant, the jade plant has developed an effective mechanism for storing water in its leaves. Oftentimes, people worry about under-watering their plants when they're actually giving them too much water - succulents don't thrive well in damp soil, which can lead to root problems. 

Light Requirements 

The jade plant thrives best in bright, indirect, sunny environments. It cannot tolerate full shade or low light. These crassula succulents require at least six hours of strong light each day to survive. However, partial shade in the afternoon is often preferable - especially in hotter climates where the plant might become stressed by the intense heat of the afternoon sun.  

The red coloration on the margins of the leaves of a Jade plant is a sign of stress; it's usually not harmful to the plant and will often disappear once the plant is returned to the bright sunlight.  

When grown indoors, place it in the bright sunniest place in your house. Direct sunlight can scorch the new leaves off, so placing them near a window that receives filtered or indirect light is best. The amount of light the plant receives can affect the color of its leaves. The money tree grown in bright light will have more vibrant deep green leaves, while the foliage of those grown in lower light conditions may have a lighter, yellow-green color.  

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

The jade plant prefers sandy, well-drained soil, as excess moisture in fresh soil or pot can promote root and stem rot. Planet Desert specializes in succulents and has specialized succulent potting soil that includes an organic substrate with mycorrhizae to help with the growth of a healthy root system to help your new plants and succulents thrive. As an okay alternative, you can create your own potting mix by combining equal portions of perlite, coarse sand, and good natural potting soil. 

When it comes to fertilizing your Crassula ovata, it only needs a small amount of fertilizer applied once a year in spring. Succulent plants prefer a fertilizer with lower doses of NPK, with a maximum ratio of 5-10-5 higher in phosphorus than nitrogen.

Hardiness Zone & More

As desert dwellers, the jade plant enjoys hot temperatures, and high humidity but can tolerate lower humidity as well. They prefer constant temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit and can tolerate triple digits in the summer, so don't worry if your succulents get too hot.

The jade plant, on the other hand, cannot handle frost, cold, or freezing temperatures, so make sure it doesn't get below 45 degrees F in its environment.  If grown outdoors the money plant jade grows best in USDA zone 9-11. 

In terms of coloration, Jade plants can display different colors depending on the temperature. When the plants are exposed to cooler temperatures, the leaves may turn reddish or purplish in color. This reddish tint on smooth fleshy leaves is a natural response to cooler temperatures and is not harmful to the plant.

The jade succulents typically go dormant during winter months, from late fall to early spring. During this period, the plant will stop growing and may lose some of its leaves. This is a natural process and is not harmful to the plant. To encourage its growth during dormancy, the plant should be kept in a cool, dark location and reduced watering.

Bloom Season Late Winter, early spring
Botanical Name Crassula ovata 'Botany Bay'
Common Name Botany Bay Jade Plant
Dormancy Winter, Fall
Family Crassulaceae
Flower Color White or light pink
Genus Crassula
Growth Habit Branched, Shrub
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11, 12
Mature Size 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial, annual succulent
Propagation By cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, Pest resistance, heat resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Succulent potting mix soil
Special Features Easy to care for
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mild Toxic for humans, mild toxic for pets(Keep away from children)
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of Crassula ovata

The most common pests that can affect Jade plants are mealybugs and spider mites. Mealybugs are small, white, fluffy insects that can be found on the leaves and stems of the plant. Spider mites are tiny insects that can be difficult to see with the naked eye, but they can cause damage to the leaves and stems of the plant. To get rid of them, simply dab the insects with a cotton swab dipped in 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Until they are gone, repeat this procedure every week.   

Root rot: The most common problem with these money succulents is overwatering. These plants are susceptible to rot if they are kept in soil that is too wet. To prevent overwatering, it's important to allow the pot and soil to dry out between waterings and to avoid getting water on the leaves and stems of the plant. If not, propagate by leaf cuttings to encourage it to develop new roots. 

Leaf Drop:  This can be caused by a variety of factors, including overwatering, underwatering, low light levels, and pests. If you notice that your plant is losing leaves, it's important to identify the cause and take steps to resolve it. 

Crassula ovata FAQs

Is Crassula ovata an indoor plant? 

Yes, Jade plants are commonly grown as indoor plants. They prefer bright, indirect light and can be grown in a variety of indoor settings, such as on a south-facing window or in a bright room.

If you live in an area with cold winters, it's best to bring your jade plant indoors during the winter months to protect it from the cold. They are also great for small spaces, such as apartments or dorm rooms, because they don't take up a lot of space. 

Does the jade plant attract money?  

In Chinese culture, the Jade plant is considered to be a symbol of good luck and prosperity. According to Feng Shui, placing a Jade plant in the southeast corner of your home or office is said to bring wealth and success. While there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, the belief in the lucky properties of the Jade plant is widespread and has been around for centuries.

Regardless of whether or not the Jade plant brings good luck, it is still a beautiful and easy-to-care-for indoor plant that can add a touch of green to your home. 

What are the benefits of the jade plant? 

In addition to their air-purifying qualities, jade plants have a number of other benefits. They are known for their ability to absorb electromagnetic radiation, which can be emitted by electronic devices such as computers and televisions. This makes them a great choice for offices or other areas with a lot of electronic equipment.

Jade plants are also believed to have a calming effect on the mind and body, making them a great choice for bedrooms or other areas where you want to create a relaxing atmosphere. These succulents have been used in traditional medicine for centuries to treat a number of ailments, such as nausea, diarrhea, and kidney issues. However, they are not typically used as herbal remedies. As with any plant, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using the Jade plant as a remedy for any health condition. 

Can Crassula ovata take full sun? 

Jade plants can tolerate full sun, but they prefer bright, indirect light. If you plan to keep your Jade plant in full sun, it is important to acclimate it to direct sun very slowly to avoid sunburn. Start by placing the plant in a location with bright, indirect light for six hours each day, gradually increasing the amount of time it spends in direct sunlight.

Be sure to monitor the plant closely for signs of stress, such as wilting or yellowing leaves, and adjust its placement as needed. 

What are the side effects of the jade plant? 

Jade plants are generally considered mildly toxic for humans and pets, but they can be severely toxic if ingested in large quantities and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other digestive symptoms if ingested.

In addition, the sap from the plant can cause skin irritation or an allergic reaction in some people. As with any plant, it is important to keep Jade plants out of reach of children and pets and to wash your hands thoroughly after handling the plant.

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