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jade plant

Fact sheet: Jade plant

Jade plants have long been used in containers where they will live for years in root-bound conditions but can also be used as specimen or hedge plantings outdoors in full sun, part sun, or deep shade. While growth is very slow, jade plants are extremely tolerant of poor, dry soil, the thick, succulent leaves, and stout branches acting as water-reservoirs. This characteristic makes them very suitable for houseplants. Install several plants in a container to develop a full plant quickly.

Scientific name: Crassula argentea
Pronunciation: KRASS-yoo-luh ar-JEN-tee-uh
Common name(s): jade plant

Fact sheet: Jade plant

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