Jade Plant Care Guide

Jade Plants, also known as Crassula Ovata, are believed to bring good luck and prosperity to their owners, according to the principles of Feng Shui. In Chinese culture, Jade is considered a symbol of wealth and prosperity, and it is believed that having a Jade plant in your home or office can attract positive energy and financial abundance!

These amazing plants can also live for decades with proper care and can even be passed down through generations as a family heirloom.

6 Tips on Succulent Care

Whether you are comfortable with plants or a novice, these tips will help you keep your Jade Plant healthy and thriving:


Jade Plants prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can cause their leaves to scorch. Place your Jade Plant near a sunny, south-facing window or under a grow light if you don't have access to natural sunlight. If you don't have a south-facing window, a west or east-facing window can also work. If you're keeping your plant outdoors, make sure to keep it in a spot that gets plenty of sun but is sheltered from strong winds.

Do Not Overwater

One of the most important things to keep in mind when caring for your Jade Plant is to not overwater it. These plants are native to arid environments and are adapted to store water in their leaves, so they don't need to be watered frequently. Indeed, Jade Plants are drought-tolerant and prefer to be on the dry side. Water your plant thoroughly when the soil is completely dry to the touch. It's best to let the soil dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering, which can cause the roots to rot. If you are worried you’ve over or under watered, just bring your plant in and we can give suggestions or keep it in our plant ICU (hospital) until it’s back on its feet.

Well-Draining Soil

Your Jade Plant requires well-draining soil. If you are repotting, make sure to use cactus or succulent soil mix. You’ll also want to make sure the pot has drainage holes to prevent water from pooling at the bottom.

No Drafts

Although Jade Plants can tolerate cooler temperatures, they prefer temps between 65°F and 75°F. Make sure to keep them away from drafts and extreme changes in temperature- like vents or cold windows.


The Jade Plant is a low-humidity plant and can tolerate dry air. In fact, high humidity can actually be harmful to the plant and can lead to root rot. If you live in a humid environment, make sure to place your Jade Plant in a well-ventilated area. If you're keeping your plant indoors, you can also use a dehumidifier to help lower the humidity levels.


The Jade Plant is easy to propagate and can be done through stem cuttings or leaf cuttings. To propagate through stem cuttings, simply cut a stem off the plant and allow it to dry for a few days before placing it in well-draining soil. To propagate through leaf cuttings, remove a leaf from the plant and allow it to dry for a few days before placing it in well-draining soil. If the cutting is a gift, consider calling or stopping in to browse our selection of pots! We also have lovely gray marble pots (in a number of sizes) available on our website.

More Jade Plant Care Tips

If your plant’s stems start to grow tall and sparse, as they are known to do, you can prune back the stems and pinch off any dead or yellowing leaves. Simply doing these two things will promote bushy growth in your Jade Plant.

Did you Know?

Jade Plants are indigenous to the rocky slopes of the eastern and southern regions of Africa. Their natural habitat ranges from Mozambique to Swaziland, and the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces of South Africa.

Despite their African roots, Jade Plants have become popular as easy-to-care-for succulents in Michigan and beyond. With their attractive, glossy leaves and low maintenance needs, they make for a delightful addition to any home. In fact, if you follow the tips below, your Jade Plant will live a long, happy life!

Where to purchase Jade Plants?

If you’re looking to bring a bit of luck into your home or office, consider purchasing a Jade plant from Plumeria. Feel free to visit or call us and consult with our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We are always available to provide guidance and suggestions to help you care for your plants or find the perfect gift.