Jade plant (also called money tree), is a fresh and beautiful plants that require very little water (it can even survive without water up to a month). Such plants are tolerant to light that a little, but it would be better if placed next to a window. If grown under certain conditions, can produce a jade plant leaves small white or slightly pink.
The Jade is an evergreen tree specie that typically grows in South Africa. Although this tree is easy to care for, it must never be exposed to locations with temperatures that reach below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. It also needs to be provided with ample amounts of sunlight, so that its elliptic leaves will start developing red-colored edges. During autumn, the Jade tree looks particularly lovely because of its white blossoms with an impressive star shape. The best bonsai styles for the Jade tree is the clump and informal upright because of its thick and dense branch structure
Soil, Lighting, & Watering
- Use a basic Bonsai soil mix that contains grit and peat/moss
- The soil needs to be well drained (grit will aid this) but must also retain enough moisture for the plant to survive!
- The Jade Bonsai Tree will thrive in both high and low light conditions
- The Jade is an indoor species of Bonsai but will appreciate being placed outdoors to absorb summer sunlight. Just make sure it is not left in the full sun for extended periods of time! Being left indoors year-round with low light will not kill your Jade, but it will inhibit it’s natural growth
- The Jade is one of the best species of Bonsai at retaining water. We like to think of the Jade as the camel of Bonsai, as it holds a great deal of water in it’s leaves. This means that the Jade is more drought tolerant than many Bonsai candidates and will handle a little neglect
- Water regularly, around once a day, but do not overwater. Overwatering the Jade will cause root rot and fungal infections
- Make sure the soil is dry between watering to avoid an unhealthy root system