Jade Tree: all care tips

arbre de jade

The Jade tree, a bonsai plant par excellence, is one of the succulents that offers superb evergreen foliage. Its decorative aspect makes it one of the most trendy plants today.

Maintenance is within everyone’s reach, even if a little care will allow you to keep it looking as good as ever.

In summary, what you need to know is:

Name  : Crassula ovata
Family  : Crassulaceae
Type  : Bonsai – succulent plant

 50 cm
Exhibition  : Bright
Sol  Light, well drained

 : Persistent
Flowering  Summer

Planting and repotting of the Jade tree

Planting and repotting the jade tree :

The jade tree is native to South Africa and adapts to mild climates.

It is best to growing your jade tree indoors if you’re worried about frost. It is not resistant to the slightest frost.

  • You will be able to repot your jade tree just after purchase if you bought it outside the flowering period but the pots are generally intended to be kept for at least 1-2 years after purchase.
  • Next, a repotting when your jade tree is cramped is imposed with soil mixed with sand.
  • Jade trees can’t stay out in winter than in the southern areas
  • In exterior r, so prefer a sunny location

Multiplication of the jade tree :

The jade tree reproduces by cutting young stems.

Recovery is usually fairly easy.

  • Cut the young stems with a sharp, disinfected blade.
  • Plant the young stem in special soil for cuttings.
  • Keep the soil very slightly moist (water only when it is very dry).
  • Keep your cutting in the light but without direct sunlight.

Maintenance of the Jade Tree

If the maintenance of the Jade tree is easy, a few gestures will allow you to have a very beautiful plant and for a long time:

  • He needs lots of light
  • Watering the bare minimum because it’s a plant that stores water in its leaves…
  • The land must remain relatively poor, no fertilizer is required .

Jade tree size

To grow a Jade tree into bonsai, some pruning tips are to be respected:

  • Prune your jade tree when the branches age and/or look weak.
  • Pruning preferably takes place after flowering (if it blooms, which is not always the case).
  • If it does not flower, prune preferably in spring or summer, this is the period when the plant grows best.
  • It is even possible to remove a few leaves to see the branch appear from underneath.
  • Do not use healing putty because the jade tree fears this operation which prevents it from breathing.
  • The jade tree is not afraid of pruning so don’t be afraid to cut.

Watering the jade tree indoors

The jade tree can become dense so its root system must be well developed to support the weight of the leaves and branches.

By limiting the watering you force the roots to seek moisture and thus to develop.

  • During flowering The soil should be watered once or twice a week when the soil is dry.

  • Outside of flowering periods 1 to 2 waterings every 15 days.

  • In winter A light watering once a month is more than enough.

In any case, it is important to ‘wait until the ground is very dry before watering but also to give preference to a good watering rather than a multitude of small waterings.

The leaves of succulent plants are loaded with water. If they sag, they need to be watered.

About the Jade tree

Native to South Africa, the jade tree is a very beautiful fat plant with Particularly attractive foliage.

Of culture and relatively easy maintenance It poses almost no difficulty and is easy to conduct as a bonsai.

If he fears mainly the excess water he also likes to have a lot of light, but especially no direct burning sun if he is behind a window .

You will install it as well in a pot as in a planter, as well as in a border or in a rockery.

Disease that affects the tree of Jade

L he Jade tree is quite resistant to most of the diseases and pests that affect our house plants.

On the other hand, the main enemy remains rot due to over-watering.