Full sun. Low humidity. Little water. If there’s a perfect houseplant for northern New Mexico it may be the jade plant. Even people who claim to have a “brown thumb” can have great success with this succulent that needs just 5 simple things. The ease of care and their longevity make jade plants a great gift.
- A sunny location. They like full sun, but direct sun can burn their leaves, so think bright but not too close to a west or south-facing window.
- Low humidity. Easy to come by here in the high desert.
- Good drainage in a loamy, porous soil mixture.
- Water thoroughly, but be sure to check the top of the soil before watering. If it’s damp, wait. When it is dry, water.
- Regular feeding with mild liquid fertilizer from February through October.
Type of Plant: Tropical House Plant
Distinguishing Characteristics: Stumpy, shiny green leaves, branches freely
Water Use: Low
Flower Color: NA
Sun/Location: Full Sun