Benefits - Easy to Care for
Ideal Location - Any room in the house
The Jade Plant, commonly called the Money Plant, is a very popular succulent houseplant and has been found on shelves and bookcases for generations. (Not to be confused with the Money Tree, which is the common name for Pachira aquatica).
Once established as a mature plant, it forms a miniature tree-like structure, with a thick trunk and branches. Leaves are thick, fleshy and opal shaped in a deep, glossy jade green, sometimes with a red tinge at the leaf edge. New growth starts on stems that have the same colour and texture as the leaves, but this hardens into a brown, woody stem in time.
They are very easy to care for, provided they have plenty of light. As they store water in their fleshy leaves, they do not require a lot of attention.