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Crassula ovata 'Variegata' Jade Plant for Sale Online
The Variegated Jade Plant (Crassula ovata 'variegata') is a dwarf succulent house plant with beautiful variegated foliage on small, thick leaves. Their pattern and low-maintenance qualities make them a very popular houseplant for beginners and experienced houseplant parents alike. 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.
|Mature Height:||30 Inches|
|Mature Width:||20 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent to bright indirect|
|Habit:||Compact habit, densely branching, star-shaped flower|
|Foliage:||Variegated; green and white|
|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 Variegated Jade Plant
After purchasing your Variegated 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 Variegated Jade Succulent?
We suggest re-potting your Variegated Jade Plants into a container 2 to 4 inches wider in diameter 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 at the bottom. Put some cactus-mix or potting 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 Variegated Jade Plants?
The Succulent Jade Plants should be watered infrequently, as the plants like to dry out between watering. Sometimes, water pours out of the container without being retained by the soil. Soaking the dry soil in a small dish or saucer can be a useful way to solve this problem. It is important not to water the foliage of these plants, or to over-water them as this will lead to leaf damage or plant death. If you're unsure, it is always better to let the plant go dry instead of drenching it with water. Moisture meters are another easy way to tell if plants need to be watered, and usually come with a guide to indicate what number or level of moisture different plants require.
How do I fertilize Variegated Jade Plants?
Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble (liquid quick release), and granular, slow release fertilizers. 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. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment.
What is the best soil for my Succulent Jade variegata Plants?
The best soil for Variegated 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. Typically, any reputable potting mix will work well and includes those ingredients. Adding a granular, slow release fertilizer while planting is a good way to help the plant thrive in the transplanting transition however if the soil you've chosen already has fertilizer incorporated into it there will be no need to add additional fertilizer.