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Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)

Regular price $15.00
Sale price $15.00

Plant Description:

Explore the allure of the Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata), an enchanting succulent from the diverse Crassula genus. Native to South Africa, this captivating plant is one of approximately 300 species within the Crassula family, showcasing versatility as it ranges from annuals to perennials with herbaceous or woody characteristics. Popularly known as Jade plant, rattlesnake tail, living coral, or string of buttons, the Crassula Ovata is a delightful choice for succulent enthusiasts.

Care Tips for a Jade Plant:

  • Light: Flourishes in bright, southern-facing windows with a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight.
  • Soil: Opt for well-draining soil, ideally potting soil for cacti or succulents, maintaining a neutral to slightly acidic pH.
  • Water: Ensure thorough watering, allowing the soil to dry between watering sessions; reduce watering frequency in cooler months.
  • Temperature: Maintain consistent temperatures, avoiding extremes, especially frost or temperatures below 30°F.
  • Fertilizer: Apply fertilizer sparingly at your discretion, using cactus food once during the summer.

Jade Plant Well Being Signs:

  • Leaf Drop: Indicates underwatering; remedy by watering when the plant appears dry.
  • Yellowing Leaves, Drooping Stems:** Suggests overwatering; allow the plant to dry out completely before watering again.
  • Leaves Turning Red:** Natural response to sunlight or stress; adjust light conditions if necessary.

Pet Friendliness:

Jade plants can be toxic to pets; therefore, it is advisable to keep them out of reach.

Common Pests and Problems:

  • Pests: Keep an eye out for common indoor pests such as aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs.
  • Diseases: Generally resistant; neem oil or horticultural oils can be used for pest control.

FAQs:

How long can a Jade plant live?*

The lifespan of succulents, including Jade plants, varies widely, ranging from 20 to over 100 years with proper care.

How can I identify what Crassula plant I have?

Identify Crassula plants by their symmetrical stacking and fleshy leaves; examine the shape and pattern for accurate identification.

Does a Jade plant need full sun?

Jade plants prefer full sun for about six to eight hours, but excessive direct sunlight can cause sunburn. Provide afternoon shade during hot summers or ensure indirect sunlight throughout the day.

Shipping & Handling Options

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  • Lakewood Plant Company HQ: 15612 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Select "Free Pickup" at checkout.
  • Receive a notification for plant pickup at our Lakewood shop.

Local Delivery:

  • Fixed price delivery for Zones 1-4 in Greater Cleveland.
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  • Prompt and secure delivery to your specified address.

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Important Notes:

  • Orders processed within 3-5 business days.
  • Delivery times vary by method and location.
  • Contact orders@lakewoodplantcompany.com for shipping inquiries.

14 Day Plant Guarantee

At Lakewood Plant Company in Lakewood, Ohio, we stand behind the quality of our plants with a guarantee that ensures your satisfaction. Our commitment is to deliver plants that are not only beautiful but also thriving and healthy. If, for any reason, your plants do not arrive in a happy and healthy condition, we guarantee a free replacement.

To take advantage of our guarantee, simply contact us within 14 days of receiving your order and provide a photo of the plants in question. Our dedicated team is here to make sure you have a positive and successful gardening experience.

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