How To Grow Elephant Bush (Jade)
Plant Description: Jade is an attractive & handsome succulent shrub with evergreen, glossy, fleshy, round leaves. It is suitable for indoor plantations in living rooms, study room, and near windows. Older plants are suitable for making Bonsai.
Botanical Name: Elephant Bush
Plant type: Succulent, shrub plants
Growth Rate: Slow Growing
Average Landscape Size: Jade Green can gain up to 2-3 ft height with a bushy growth.
Special Feature: Jade Green is said to bring good luck and prosperity in the house. It is a salt tolerant plant.
How To Care For Elephant Bush (Jade)
Soil: Use a well drained Organic potting soil mixed equally with sand, perlite and a scoop of bone meal added.
Pot Size: 6 inch pot
Potting/Transplanting: The container selected must have proper drainage holes. To prevent water logging, cover the drainage holes with broken pieces of earthen pots before putting the soil. Transplant the Jade sapling in a pot along with root-ball of original soil. Carefully place the plant in the middle of the pot & cover the roots completely with remaining soil.
Repotting: Jade should be repotted every two to three years.
Sunlight: Jade can grow well in bright sunlight as well as low light conditions.
Water: During the spring and summer months keep the soil slightly moist . Water liberally, approximately once per week but allow for slight drying between watering. Remove any excess water from pot saucer. Keep plant dry during the winter months.
Temperature: Jade is best grown between 55F at night and 75-80F during the day, however it will tolerate temperatures down to 40F.
Humidity: Jade prefers dry climate will low humidity.
Pruning: Cut short the branches every year to keep the plant in shape.
Propagation: Propagate Jade by stem cutting.
|TYPE OF PLANTS
||Cacti & Succulents, Shrub Plants
|IDEAL PLANTS LOCATION
||Plants For Shaded Balconies
||Once a week
||Indoor, Outdoor Sun Loving Plant
||Attractive & handsome succulent shrub with evergreen, glossy, fleshy, round leaves
||Potted indoors in ornamental containers, suitable for bonsai
||Living rooms, study room near windows