Jade plants are considered as the symbol of good luck. People buy it because of its symbol of wealth and low maintenance. They can also be used as medicine to treat nausea, diarrhea, and problems related to the intestines.
They don’t have high maintenance; hence people keep jade plants in their homes and offices. Jade plants are both indoor plants popularly known as houseplants and outdoor plants for places with warm temperatures.
Jade plant is also known as CRASSULA OVATA, and it has lots of varieties available in China, even the ones which are very rare (called the stone lotus), which can be used to treat diabetes. Maintenance is never a factor because it takes a lot less attention than other plants.
It thrives on lots of light, so do not forget to keep it under sunlight, you need to water it once a week (in summers, do not water it under a schedule check the top layer whether it is dry or not) and once a month in winters, yes, that is the maintenance of this plant, and it will serve you approx. 60 years.
Families buy jade plants to bring wealth, prosperity, and good luck to households or offices.
They are also called money plants and are also used in décor and some other medicinal needs. There are many types of jade plants. Check all of them below.
Types Of Jade Plants
1. Silver Dollar Jade Plant
Their other name is crassula arborescent, but they are also known as buddha bush. This plant is popular for its blue-silvery leaves with edges of burgundy.
It is known for flower blossoms in the winter months. It is native to South Africa. It is most commonly used as a houseplant because of its attractive blue and grey colored and maroon edges on the top. Leaves with small maroon speckles on the upper surface.
It is a very attractive small plant or shrub with lots of white flowers to bloom in the winter and summer, and they can rarely grow as a houseplant.
2. Bluebird Money Plant
Their other name is crassula arborescens blue bird variegate. The leaves have blended aqua, green, red, and cream.
The good thing, or rather an interesting thing about this plant, is the size of leaves can be controlled by growing in certainly packed containers.
Crassula ovata Bluebird must reach a height of 1.5m and have a width of 1m at least after 5-10 years. Normally they are suggested to be a conservatory, indoor plants, and also subtropical.
Soil type is suggested to be sandy and loamy, and it must be well-drained. The soil ph. Must be either acid, alkaline or neutral.
They must receive full sun and should be placed in a direction like south or west. If you are searching for the USDA capacity, then it will be zone 11, zone 9, and zone 10.
3. Gollum Jade
They are also known as CRASSULA OVATA “GOLLUM” or protruding finger-like plants.
The lips are red at tips and tubular, and the plant flowers in pink and white, which only bloom during winters, its green finger-like leaves with a red circle on the tips can make small pinkish, white, star-shaped flowers during early winter or late fall.
These plants are considered to be one of the luckiest plants, and you don’t have to take much care of and neither you have to pay a lot of attention to it but if it is taken well care of then it will be really beautiful and might add some beauty to the outdoors, it must be kept in containers.
4. Variegated Gollum Jade
They are also known as CRASSULA OVATA GOLLUM VARIEGATA. This gameplay is quite big compared to others.
The leaves are orange and green with red tips and tubular spoon shapes. This kind of jade does not like sunlight that much it likes less and light heat like above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. Jade Plant
They are commonly known as crassula ovata. This is the most common and popular variety. It has dark green leaves that keep growing; it also grows pink, white flowers in winter.
6. Botany Bay
They are known as CRASSULA OVATA BOTANY BAY. Compared to others, they are relatively bushy, and it has red hues in drier conditions. The fleshy light green leaves have red borders
7. Harbour Lights
They Are Known As Crassula Ovata Harbour Lives. There Are Some Red Tinges On The Leaves Which Become More Specific During Winters Which Makes It More Interesting And Attractive, it is considered as one of the best of the jades.
Compared to other jades, they have smaller leaves than others, and their flowers blossom during autumn and early winters, but they do need constant sunlight
They are also known as CRASSULA OVATA HOBBIT. Hobbit is basically as jade, but the only thing which makes it different from jade plants is that instead of having flat green leaves, hobbit leaves are curled into a tube-like shape which also has red at the tips, and they can grow in more bright indirect light, but there must be more hours of sunlight and direct heat for at least 4 to 5 hours will keep its leaves vibrant and perky
9. Ladyfinger Jade
They are also known as CRASSULA OVATA SKINNY FINGERS. This plant has much narrower and finger-like leaves compared to other plants. Crassula is a succulent plant.
Some varieties are suitable for decorating the garden.
Your plant will be alive in temperate regions as long as your soil is well fertilized and well-watered (regularly or scheduled wise). The thick leaves are usually covered with hair or oil or flowers, usually very small in size but not invisible.
10. Hummel’s Sunset
They are also known as CRASSULA OVATA HUMMEL’S SUNSET. This plant was awarded and honored by the royal horticultural society in 19993 for its extremely beautiful and foliage color.
It has oval green leaves with fine gold and yellow edges. And as it grows, it usually spreads out and up. It is a great plant for people who are just beginners in this field; they usually blossom a lot of white flowers during winters.
There are certain necessities which are required, like full sun to partial shade.
It needs water typically as it is a succulent, the plant usually grows up to 36′ (91 cm)tall, and at least 24″ (61 cm) wide, requires a minimum of 20 degrees Fahrenheit that is zone 9, it is not that cold-resistant, the propagation occurs by stem cutting or leaves.
11. Little Jade Tree
It is also known as CRASSSULA OVATA LITTLE JADE TREE. Its structure is just like its name, “little” this plant creates many different features like oval-shaped green fleshy leaves with red edges as accessories.
12. Miniature Jade
They are also known as CRASSULA OVATA MINIMA. It is quite different from the little jade tree. The plant is grown in a bushy structure in containers and then leaves clusters on many small branches.
13. Pink Jade
They are also known as PINK BEAUTY; there are many beautiful varieties of jade plants and pink jade because it is very beautiful, and it grows on the cover and tips of the entire plant and blossoms in early winter.
Pink jade, also known as pink jade let is also known as money plants, is one of the beautiful jade varieties available.
It is the most beautiful plant with attractive green leaves and vibrant pink edges. There are many categories like colorful plants, eye-catching plants, good luck plants, etc.
Its height is from 2 inches to 3 inches. Pot size is 2 to 3 inches (plastic pot), plants will be shipped in 3-inch pot, the width of 4 inches with soil dug in (good quality soil with lots of nutrients).
Watering is supposed to be done after the soil has dried completely.
The plant Is supposed to be placed in medium to low light and with proper air circulation or ventilation, and it should not receive direct sunlight.
14. Calico Kitten
It is also known as CRASSULA MARGINATA VARIEGATA. Colorful jade plants, including a calico kitten, have extraordinary eye-catching grey-green leaves with pink and lemon edges and a spectacular heart shape.
They are very adorable and sometimes gifted as a gift to loved ones.
They are the cutest heart leaves that have rosy, pink, white, and green. They grow straight or out but are stacked hence giving it a stacked look. But unlike others, they have weaker stems than others. They do have small leaves and also trailing stems.
It can be a bit tricky when you first buy this plant, but you will later easily adapt yourself to it. It requires less maintenance.
It is also known as CRASSULA CAPITELLA CAMPFIRE. It has a propeller-like structure with light green and bright red hue-type lines, which gives it a very dramatic look.
Even white flowers are produced with fresh propeller-like leaves that start from being light green to bright red. Certain things make it special, like it’s best for pot culture, which gives a cooling effect to the eyes because green is psychologically peaceful to our eyes.
It consists of a 3inch(8 cm) grower round plastic pot (black) and 3.3 inches (8 cm)square plastic planter with rounded edges (black).
These plants are very native to southern African campfires, which have very fresh leaves that mature from bright lime green, great for containers, edging, borders, fillers, covers, rock gardens.
Coastal gardens, campfire plants are also known for the clumping habit and growing up to a height of 30 centimeters.
16. Crassula Moonglow
They are also known as mesembryanthemoides; it is unique plant with long, grey-green, narrow leaves with small white hair that gives them a shine of silvery color, and it always looks as if it is covered in frost or snow.
It is a very attractive, drought-tolerant plant with very thick and heavy leaves streaked densely on the stem. These leaves are very dense and are covered with short hairs, and It gives you softness when you touch the leaves.
However, the leaves of this plant grow in a very compact cluster of columns. The leaves of this plant form a very dense layer; even you can’t see the central stem of this plant without loving the leaves.
The leaves of this plant grow 8-12 inches and at least 6-8 inches wide. It can grow and become very beautiful once mature enough, mainly during the winter and spring months.
17. Fairy Crassula
It is more like a sedum with spoon-like green leaves that have red edges along with their leaves. When they are planted in a group, it can create an outstanding and beautiful uniform look in the garden.
18. Red Flames
They are also known as CRASSULA CAPITELLA THUMB. This variety is prized with a distinct-looking structure. It has a pink-colored rosette. It grows in the shade, and the leaves have a bright apple-green color.
19. Baby Necklace
It is also known as the prettiest crassula hybrid, and this plant is a head-turner. It does have small round-shaped gray-green reddish leaves that resemble a beaded necklace.
20. Propeller Plant
It is also known as CRASSULA FALCATA; it has a common name because of its propeller-looking leaf structure. If they are in favorable growing condition, then the plant also produces gorgeous red blooms.
21. Gandalf Jade
It is also known as crassula Gandalf, a hybrid of minor and horn-tree. The Gandalf has green-tube-like leaves with purple-looking red edges. It is also known to serve the superstitious “brings good luck.” FENG SHUI is a tradition that loves drawings that are parallel to nature.
To achieve the maximum positive energy, also known as “chi,” the best way is to use the popular feng shui plant. This helps to unite humans with nature which also creates positive energy, according to practitioners.
Lucky trees or money plants in various places. If they are placed southeast, then it will attract monetized energy for more income and better business.
Feng shui people often say to keep the plants in the eastern direction for health, family harmony, in southeast locations for good luck in wealth and business, in west directions for children good luck and creativity, and northern directions for good mentorship and helping people.
22. Miniature Pine Trees
It is also known as CRASSULA tetragona. This is the most low-maintenance plant, which showcases needle-like, awl-shaped leaves with a bit of apple green hue on small and trunk-like stems. It can also be maintained as a bonsai.
23. Variegated Jade Plant
It is also known as CRASSULA OVATA VARIEGATA. This Is an easy-to-grow variety that displays white-silver stripes on the green leaves.
24. Crosby’s Red
It is also known as CRASSULA OVATA CROSBY’s RED. It is just like the normal jade but relatively a bit more compact and smaller. The plant is exposed to proper light. Then it will grow very healthy as well.
25. Ripple Jade Plant
It is also known as ARBORESCENS UNDULATIFOLIA. Compared with other jade plants, this one has rippled foliage. It is also known as the curly jade plant.
26. Baby Jade Plant
It is also known as PORTULACARIA AFRA. Though this plant does not belong to the crassula genus, it looks very similar to the original one with smaller leaves. That is why it is also added to the home décor bonsai plants.
The green color on the jade plant represents friendship, prosperity, and a symbol of growth. It closely resembles jade stones. As said earlier, a jade plant outside a shop or a restaurant means friendship and prosperity.
According to people, the jade plant has often changed the vibe around the business. It produces positive vibrating vibrations that might bring growth to your business too. Flowering a jade plant looks great on an owner.
It represents energy and love and the fragrance of friendship. It is a traditional gift in the professional world. If jade plants are placed properly, then they can be more beneficial to you.
If they are placed southeast, then it will attract monetized energy for more income and better business.
Feng shui people often say to keep the plants in the eastern direction for health, family harmony, in southeast locations for good luck in wealth and business, in west directions for children good luck and creativity, and in northern directions for good mentorship and helping people.
27. Trailing Elephant Bush
It is also known as PORTULACARIA AFRA “AUREA” This attractive plant has maroon stems covered with fleshy rounded leaves. It stands beautiful over walls and achieves incredible lengths.
28. Large Leaf Elephant Bush
It is also known as PORTUCARIA AFRA macrophylla. This attractive variety produces rounded, fleshy leaves with red edges and dark red stems. It can be controlled by pruning when grown as a houseplant.
29. Rainbow Bush
It is known as PORTULACARIA AFRA VARIEGATA. Rainbow bush features cream-colored foliage, which is patterned with light green center stripes and a tinge of magenta on the edges of the leaves.
30. Turquoise Jade Vine
Also known as STRONGYLODON MACROBOTRYS, this beautiful vine is not a member of the crassula family. Still, it is very popular for striking flowers made up of dangling clumps of real bright blue-green and claw-shaped blooms.
As succulents, they have to water daily, and there should be proper drainage and proper water circulation, including fertilization. If properly they are taken care of then, they might bloom in the fall season.
How Do I Identify Jade Plants?
The presence of the jade plants is encouraging in the household. The green-colored vibrancy on it symbolizes wealth, prosperity, growth, and friendship.
A jade plant has low maintenance; hence it does not die early (sometimes, deaths of plants and trees are symbolized as the fall of prosperity and so on).
The FENG SHUI practitioners call the jade plant their good feng shui plants. Jade plants will help you a lot if placed in the right place. We will often see these kinds of plants in front of Chinese restaurants, which are welcoming and a symbol of prosperity and good luck.
Many restaurants have claimed that their lives have changed after they started maintaining jade plants indoors and outdoors. Plus, they are elegant and less costly compared to other plants.
You can easily identify them by their evergreen thick branches.
It has thick, shiny, smooth leaves that grow in opposite pairs and branches. Leaves are very rich jade green. There might be a few which can occur, like yellow-green.
It grows as a thick-stemmed, strongly branched plant and can reach stature heights of 2.5 meters. The base is usually less branched.
The main trunk of the jade plant can be up to 6 centimeters in diameter. The succulent shoots are usually Gray-green. However, becoming brown and wood with age, the remaining succulent and fleshy throughout the plant’s life.
It produces very small and little white or pink, star-like shaped flowers in winter when it becomes old.
It has a length and a diameter of about 5 centimeters. The inflorescence stem has a length of about 15 to 18 mm and a diameter of at least 2 mm. The flower stalks are 5 mm long.
The sweet-scented flowers have radial symmetry and at least have double perianths.
The five sepals of the plant, each at least 2 mm long, are fused at the base of the plant.
The pink or white flower forms a crown, star-shaped and has a diameter of at least 15 mm. The lanceolate petals are a minimum of 7 mm long and at least 2.5 mm wide. The stamens have a length of at least 5 mm.
In short, there are many types of jade plants, and all are used in different ways.
Jade plants are even better than pink flowers, which people give in bouquets because the pink flowers have very little life span compared to jade plants and even jade plants have beautiful flowers in them that bloom and spread fragrance all over the room or hall.
Even hotels and resorts use them as indoor plants to spread a natural calm, soothing smell around the room for a nice stay and a fresh mind.