Jade plants are a type of succulent that can grow quite large and are known for their thick leaves and branches. They’re also often used in bonsai, making them a great choice if you’re looking for an easy-care indoor plant. Many different types of jade plants come in various leaf shapes: some long and thin, some rounder, and some with variegated colors on their leaves. Deciding which jade plant is right for your home can be overwhelming! If you want to try this amazing houseplant but need help figuring out where to start, read on!
Common Jade Plant
The crassula ovata, also known as the common jade plant, is the most widely recognized type of jade plant. It has oval-shaped, thick, glossy leaves that grow in opposite pairs along its stem. The common jade plant can grow up to three feet tall and is usually grown in small pots as a houseplant. It is an easy plant to care for, requiring only occasional watering and bright but indirect sunlight.
The ‘Hobbit’ is a dwarf variety of the common jade plant. It has similar oval-shaped leaves but with more pointed tips and small reddish-brown spots along the edges of the leaves. The ‘Hobbit’ grows to about 12 inches tall and is popular among bonsai enthusiasts.
Another type of jade plant has dark green leaves with white stripes and is known as “black jade.” It also has brownish-green flowers on short stems at the top of each leaf node (where new branches come out). This type needs plenty of sunlight throughout its growing season if you want it to bloom well, but it can be grown indoors under fluorescent lights or full sun if you live outside its natural range (which includes USDA zones 9 through 11).
The crassula ovata ‘Gollum’ is another dwarf variety of the common jade plant. It has tubular leaves curved upward, resembling the fingers of the character Gollum from the Lord of the Rings. The leaves are thick and green, and the plant can grow up to 2 feet tall.
Rubber Tree Jade Plant
This type of jade plant also has dark green leaves, but they have silver stripes on them instead of white edges. These plants tend to grow taller than Chinese Evergreen or Miniature Jade Plants, but they are still low-maintenance plants that make good options for beginners who want something easy-to-grow and low-maintenance.
‘ET’s Fingers’ is a unique variety of the common jade plant. It has long, tubular leaves that are narrow at the base and widen at the tip, resembling the fingers of an alien from the movie ET. The leaves are green with red tips and can grow up to 3 feet tall.
The crassula ovata ‘Tricolor’ is a variegated form of the common jade plant. It has green leaves with cream-colored edges and pinkish-red tips. The ‘Tricolor’ is a slow-growing plant that can eventually reach up to 3 feet tall. It requires bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil.
Cape Town Gold Star
The Cape Town gold star jade produces small pink flowers during winter, followed by red berries during summer. It grows best in USDA hardiness zones 8 through 10 if protected from frost or in containers that can be moved indoors when temperatures dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 C).
Lemon & Lime
Lemon & Lime’ is another variegated variety of the common jade plant. It has green leaves with yellow and white stripes that resemble lemon and lime slices. The leaves are thick and glossy and can grow up to 2 feet tall. The ‘Lemon & Lime’ require bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil.
Silver Dollar Jade
This variety has been cultivated for centuries and is known for its silver-dollar-shaped leaves. It grows to about 2 feet tall with multiple stems and produces white flowers in the spring. This plant is sometimes called a money plant because it is said to bring good luck to those who own it. Silver dollar jade is hardy down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit but requires full sunlight to thrive indoors. The plant grows best in warm climates but will tolerate cooler temperatures when mature. It’s an ideal choice for indoor gardens because it requires little care or maintenance once established.
It is a rare and highly sought-after variety of the common jade plant. It has green leaves with creamy yellow edges that are tinged with pink. The ‘Variegata’ is a slow-growing plant that can eventually reach up to 3 feet tall. It requires bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil.
Hummel’s Sunset is a striking variety of the common jade plant. It has green leaves with yellow and pinkish-red edges that become more vibrant in bright sunlight. The ‘Hummel’s Sunset’ is a slow-growing plant that can eventually reach up to 2 feet tall. It requires bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil.
Pineapple jade (Crassula ovata ‘Pygmy’) has small leaves resembling pineapples when mature. The leaves tend to fall off easily if grown in too much sun or under stress from lack of water or nutrients; keep this variety in partial shade for best results.
The Chinese evergreen is the most common type of jade plant sold in North America and Europe. This variety has upright stems with shiny, pointed leaves that grow in rosettes at the top of each stem. The leaves are usually green but may be purple or white in some varieties. They tend to be smaller than other types of jade plants and can reach heights up to 24 inches tall when grown in ideal conditions. This variety grows best outdoors in full sunlight during warm weather and indoors during colder months when temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius). It can also be grown indoors year-round if given plenty of light and water.
This type of jade plant isn’t a true bamboo plant but another variety of succulents that can grow up to 10 feet tall under ideal conditions! Lucky bamboo is known for its long stems with clusters of green leaves that resemble bamboo stalks from afar.
Red Horn Tree
It is a unique and eye-catching variety of jade plants. It has thick, fleshy leaves shaped like a horn, with bright red tips that gradually fade to green. The ‘Red Horn Tree’ can grow up to 2 feet tall and requires bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil.
The crassula ovata ‘Hummel’s Castle’ is a dwarf, compact variety of the common jade plant. It has oval-shaped, thick leaves that are green with pinkish-red edges. The ‘Hummel’s Castle’ is a slow-growing plant that can reach up to 12 inches tall. It requires bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil.
The crassula ovata ‘Giant Hobbit’ is a larger, more robust version of the crassula ovata ‘Hobbit.’ It has thick, fleshy leaves shaped like a teardrop, with pointed tips and small reddish-brown spots along the edges. The ‘Giant Hobbit’ can grow up to 3 feet tall and requires bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil.
It is a rare and stunning variety of jade plants. It has thick, oval-shaped leaves that are green with creamy white edges. The ‘Moonglow’ is a slow-growing plant that can reach up to 3 feet tall. It requires bright, indirect sunlight and well-draining soil.
This type of jade plant has small leaves that grow vertically on the stem rather than horizontally. It does well in low light, so it’s ideal for apartments or offices with little natural light coming through windows. It also is a good choice if you live in an area where temperatures drop below freezing during winter months because it won’t die back like other jade plants might do when exposed to cold temperatures outside (such as being left outdoors overnight). The Columnar Jade Plant can grow up to 5 feet tall.
So now you know the different types of jade plants. If you’re considering buying one, ensure it’s the right kind for your needs! Remember that many varieties are available, and each has different characteristics. You can even find them in colors other than green if you prefer – there are purple, white, and pink varieties too!