Jade Plant - SHIPPABLE!
Jade Plant - SHIPPABLE!
Plant: Jade Plant [Crassula ovata]
Vessel: 8oz or 16oz Mason Jar
Other ingredients: Succulent soil, foraged sea pebbles, perlite, peat moss.
About: My first succulent cultivating memory, from way back when. When I was maybe 8 years old or so, I grew a cutting of this Jade plant (AKA Friendship tree, Money plant, and more). I was amazed that you could simply pull a branch off an existing plant and start a whole new plant from it! These things grow like weeds in southern California, and are often overlooked, but when treated with a little TLC, they’re delightful houseplants.
Watering: Water 1-2x per month or as soil dries out by adding water, letting it seep in until the upper part of the soil becomes visibly moist. A tiny bit of moisture at the bottom is okay, but the succulents should NEVER be sitting in wet swampy soil.
Keep in mind, the general advice for outdoor succulents in a cool to moderate climate is to water once per week in the summer and once per month in the winter allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, so as to mimic their native conditions of hot stormy summers and cold dry winters. Indoors, and in terrarium style planters, succulents will require even less water.
Lighting & Temperature: Bright, indirect light is ideal. These are generally intended for indoor use, or in a protected, covered outdoor space.
This Jade plant is impressively hardy - it can be spotted growing under full sunlight in rock hard clay-rich soil with no human watering, even in California drought conditions. However, it also thrives beautifully and more gloriously when under ideal conditions, and can survive in low(er) light conditions.
In these little mason jar homes, temperature should stay in the 70’s on average - basically, average indoor temperature.
Occasional swings up into the 80's and even down into the 50’s are absolutely fine. The main concern is that since these terrariums are in mason jars, care should be taken to ensure the roots aren’t exposed to adverse conditions. For instance, best not to leave it in a spot where the sun beats down on the glass all afternoon - don’t wanna steam those roots!
One last thing…
You’ll see a lot of variation in the size and plumpness of the leaves based environment of the plant. The leaves will shrivel up if it’s thirst, or they’ll become soggy like rotting produce if the plant is too wet. The Jade plant is extremely resilient and can come back from a long time of not being watered, but chances of survival in cases of overwatering are much more slim.
Please be sure & check out the details on each order fulfillment option HERE before placing your order (in-person, home delivery, or shipping (only on core products - Tiger Tooth Aloe, Jade, and Gollum Jade). Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org you have any questions
Currently, only the three core items (tiger tooth aloe, Jade, & Gollum Jade) are available to be shipped. The item will be shipped via USPS priority mail. The box will include individually sealed, pre-filled mason jars and a cutting that is ready to simply stick in it’s new home.
There is a flat $10 charge per shipment plus $2 for each additional item.