One of the most popular succulent plants is the Jade plant. It's serenely elegant and quite easy to grow. Beginners to the world of plants will find this plant a a good one to get started with.
I grew this one from cuttings that I pinched off of my mother's jade plant. I put them right into a pot filled with potting soil. Then I kept the soil a little on the moist side for a few weeks to get it established. After it successfully rooted I gave it to my friend, Byron, and it is doing quite well!
Crassula argentea is its botanical name. Its native home is South Africa. As a mature plant it will produce pinkish-white sprays of starry-shaped flowers.
- Prefers some direct sun but bright indirect light is ok.
- Let it dry out some, a little below the soil line, then water thoroughly.
- Fertilize regularly.
- Cuttings can be rooted in water, per lite or potting soil.