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Jade Plant Flowers

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Jade Plant Flowers

Crassula argentea, most commonly known as the jade plant, is a succulent that stores water in its leaves, stems and roots. Jade plants can bloom with the proper care. The blooms of a jade plant are delicate, small, pink or white flowers. Jade plants are sometimes used as a hedge in Southern California and other warm parts of the country, where they flower often. Indoors, Jade plants require certain conditions to produce flowers.
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Jade Plant Flowers

The jade plant is one of the easiest houseplants to grow and is nearly indestructible, making it perfect for beginning and hobbyist growers. While the plant thrives with very little care for decades, it takes a lot of care to make a jade plant flower in mid-winter. While encouraging an established jade to flower can be as simple as controlling the environment, the willingness of the jade to flower is up to the plant.
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Jade Plant Flowers

Jade plants are common houseplants that even the most novice of gardeners can grow successfully. Does a jade plant bloom? Getting a jade plant to bloom requires mimicking its native growing conditions. Lack of water, cool nights and bright days encourage the plant to form buds and finally flowers. It’s a bit of a trick, but you can fool your plant into producing pretty little starry white to pink flowers in spring. Read on to learn more.
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Jade Plant Flowers

Jade plants are primarily known for their thick, glossy, succulent leaf pads. There are many types of jade but the most familiar houseplants are Crassula ovata and Crassula argentea. These succulents reproduce by vegetative means but can also flower and produce seed. We often hear, “my jade plant won’t bloom,” and strive to provide information on what may cause a jade plant not flowering and how to promote blooms in reluctant plants.
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Jade Plant Flowers

Getting a jade plant to bloom will require you to remove it to a dry location, withhold water, and expose it to cooler nighttime temperatures. Of course, your plant should be an older species for blooming or you will still not find a single flower. Given the right setting and environment, a jade plant not flowering may simply be that it is not old enough to reproduce yet.
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Jade Plant Flowers

Before we delve into the “money” mystery of this iconic houseplant let’s start with the basics. The Money Plant or Jade Plant is one of the most famous and popular of the many succulent Crassula that are used as indoor plants. Very easy to look after with amazing longevity it was somewhat more popular in the past than it is today. The insulting phrase “old fashioned” might be slung around when describing this Crassula, but as with anything, fashions go around. So if you like it, pay no attention to the insults, instead be proud and display your Jade Plant boldly.
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Jade Plant Flowers

Jade plants should be grown in very bright sunlight and low humidity. Jade trees will sunburn if they are suddenly moved from subdued lighting to full sun, so if your plant is accustomed to dimmer light, be sure to move it into the sun in gradual stages.
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Jade Plant Flowers

So will the Money Plant increase your bank balance, help you pay off your mortgage sooner, clear your credit cards, or maybe help your rainy day savings grow? Possibly. But possibly not. However they can live for many, many years. If you received this plant as a young person, then it could be in your life into old age. Moving homes with you, perhaps watching any children you might have grow, and generally sharing all your home life experiences. As a result maybe one day when you are old and causally glance over and see it in the corner looking back, you might think your Jade Plant is one of your most priceless and treasured living possessions.
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Cut back on how much light your jade plant gets in the winter. Too much light in the winter can prevent jades from flowering. They should get about 10 to 12 hours of darkness each night as they would in their native habitat of South Africa. However, if it does not flower, increase the dark time by one to two hours.
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5Cut back on how much light your jade plant gets in the winter. Too much light in the winter can prevent jades from flowering. They should get about 10 to 12 hours of darkness each night as they would in their native habitat of South Africa. However, if it does not flower, increase the dark time by one to two hours.
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With age it will have thick tree like branches with fleshy, glossy and smooth, leaves. They are coloured jade green (hence its name) with many having a slightly red tinge towards the edge of leaves when exposed to high light levels. New stem growth will be the same colour and texture as the leaves, in time they will become brown and woody. As a result this plant can be pruned and trained making it a great bonsai, especially for the beginner.
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A well ventilated area is required for the Jade Plant. If you can do this then there is no upper temperature found in the home that will be fatal. You do have to watch it doesn’t get too cold though, occasional dips below 10°C / 50°F won’t kill it off, but try to see this as the minimum temperature and you can’t go wrong.
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The Jade Plant is epic. It can easily match the average human life span and during that time can reach 4m / 12ft in height. It can spread to over 1m / 3ft in width so it will need space. However if you have a small one you don’t need to worry because it will take a good while to reach these proportions. And who knows, by the time it needs more space it might have encouraged your bank balance to grow, paid off your mortgage and afforded you a bigger home to help house it!
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These pests land and set up large colonies on the leaves which if left can get out of control, spreading disease in the process. Follow our dealing with pests guide if you need help, although you must not use any chemical sprays which contain malathion as this is harmful to a lot of plants belonging to the Crassula genus, including the Jade Plant.
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Sburkhar Beautiful and healthy one you've got there; like Ron says, happy to bloom. The Jade is also known in Spanish as the “Planta del dinero”, that is the Money Plant, and its growing is related to abundance of wealth. It is not unusual to find a coin in the soil of some of these plants in Spanish houses. If it receives the right amount of light, it can actually bloom like yours and propagate very quickly. A nice idea is to cut a few stems and re pot them so you propagate it, maybe you can place the new plants eventually on hanging baskets, as the effect is quite nice. So, it seems wealth is coming to you, I can only say but congratulations. Keep us informed! Cris Cristina Diaz, Dec 4, 2005 #3

Sburkhar Beautiful and healthy one you've got there; like Ron says, happy to bloom. The Jade is also known in Spanish as the “Planta del dinero”, that is the Money Plant, and its growing is related to abundance of wealth. It is not unusual to find a coin in the soil of some of these plants in Spanish houses. If it receives the right amount of light, it can actually bloom like yours and propagate very quickly. A nice idea is to cut a few stems and re pot them so you propagate it, maybe you can place the new plants eventually on hanging baskets, as the effect is quite nice. So, it seems wealth is coming to you, I can only say but congratulations. Keep us informed! Cris
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Our 35 year old jade plant blooms almost every winter. Some people (including my brother in law!) are very allergic to the pollen. We grow numerous succulents, and we find they all bloom well if they spend the summer outside, and do not come in until they have gone through some cool nights (temps down to 40oF) and the shortening light of autumn. They spend the winter in our house attached, unheated sunroom. silver_creek, Dec 9, 2005 #4
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Our 35 year old jade plant blooms almost every winter. Some people (including my brother in law!) are very allergic to the pollen. We grow numerous succulents, and we find they all bloom well if they spend the summer outside, and do not come in until they have gone through some cool nights (temps down to 40oF) and the shortening light of autumn. They spend the winter in our house attached, unheated sunroom.
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Healthy and mature jade plants (Crassula argentea) should flower when daylight is shortest, usually during the winter holidays to early spring. However, some need more encouragement than just providing good basic care. These plants are heavily influenced by light and nighttime temperatures.

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