Crassula ovata 'Money Maker' Jade Plant for Sale Online
The 'Money Maker' Jade Plant (Crassula ovata) is a succulent house plant with bright green hues on its thick green leaves. The plant stores water inside these tough leaves so they do not need to be watered often. In fact, the most common detriment to these plants is over-saturation of the soil; so be sure to let the soil dry out before you go to water it again. A well-draining soil such as a cactus mix is a great addition to prevent the soil from retaining too much water.
This houseplant is fairly slow growing so it will maintain a compact shape, especially when used as a houseplant. In areas where it is hardy (zones 9 through 11) the Money Maker Jade Plant can reach 2 feet tall and wide when planted in the ground.
|Mature Height:||30 Inches|
|Mature Width:||20 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent to bright indirect|
|Habit:||Compact habit, densely branching, star-shaped flower|
|Flowers:||Pink and White|
|Soil Condition:||Likes to dry out between watering|
|Water Requirements:||If unsure, do not water|
|Uses:||Attractive plant to be featured or in the background of any room in the house, does well with minimal care|
How to Care for Money Maker' Jade Succulent Plant
After purchasing your Money Maker Jade Plant, be sure to read our recommended care instructions to ensure a healthy and happy succulent for years to come.
How do I repot my Money Maker Jade Succulent?
We suggest re-potting your Money Maker Jade Plants into a vase that is only 2 inches wider than the container it is currently. We recommend using a durable pot with drainage holes in the bottom. For additional drainage support, add clay pebbles to the bottom of the pot. This is especially important if the pot does not have holes in the bottom. Carefully remove the Jade plant and loosen the roots. Pour some cactus-mix soil in the bottom of the pot so when placed in the pot, the base of the jade plant (where the roots end and the plant begins) is about an inch below the top of the pot. Back fill the space with some more potting soil and water thoroughly to encourage the roots to settle.
How do I water Money Maker Jade Plants?
Succulent Jade Plants should be watered infrequently and like to dry out between watering. If you're unsure, it is always better to let the plant go dry instead of drenching it with water, especially when it comes to succulents. Be sure to water at the base of the plant and not above the foliage level; watering the foliage can burn the leaves in the afternoon sun.
How do I fertilize Money Maker Jade Plants?
Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. Jack's Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting.
What is the best soil for my Succulent Jade Money Maker Plants?
The best soil for Money Maker Jade Plants is a well balanced mix of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite that dries some between watering but takes a long time to compact. A potting mix formulated for cactus plants is a great way to get all of these in one. Adding a granular, slow release fertilizer while planting is a good way to help the plant thrive in the transplanting transition if the mix does not already include fertilizer.