- Frost Tolerance: No
- Minimum Avg. Temperature: 30°F
- Sun Exposure: Partial Sun
- Growth Habits: Up to 3′ tall and 2′ wide
- Watering Needs: Summer – Regular / Winter – Light
- Propagation: Offsets
- Zone: 10
The jade plant is an evergreen with thick branches. It has thick, shiny, smooth leaves that grow in opposing pairs along the branches. Leaves are a rich jade green, although some may appear to be more of a yellow-green. Some varieties may develop a red tinge on the edges of leaves when exposed to high levels of sunlight. New stem growth is the same color and texture as the leaves, becoming woody and brown with age.
It grows as an upright, rounded, thick-stemmed, strongly branched shrub and reaches stature heights of up to 2.5 meters. The base is usually sparsely branched. Sometimes a single main trunk of up to 6 centimeters in diameter is formed. The succulent shoots are gray-green. The bark of older branches peels off in horizontal, brownish stripes.
The oppositely arranged, ascending to spreading, green leaves are stalked with up to 5 millimeters short. The fleshy, bare, obovate, wedge-shaped leaf blade is 3 to 9 centimeters long and 1.8 to 4 centimeters wide. The sharp-edged leaf margins are often reddish.
|Dimensions||8 × 4 × 4 in|