3 EASY Tips to Growing Jade Plants Indoors & Outdoors

Have you ever been interested in learning How to Grow Jade Plants, but didn’t know where to start?

Do you want to grow a Jade Plant, but didn’t think it was possible where you live?

Or are you just unsure where to go for the best information?

Jade Plant

Well, I have great news!

I have created 3 EASY Tips to Growing Jade Plants Indoors & Outdoors to help to make growing this succulent as easy as possible.

And if you scroll to the bottom you will find 10 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers to help make growing a Jade Plant that much easier!


Tip #1: Choose These 3 Jade Plant Types

Jade Plant Types

Are you interested in Jade Plant as a houseplant? Or maybe to add color or uniqueness to your yard or garden?

Not only is Jade Plant a beautiful succulent to have as an indoor plant or even planted in a garden, but it has many natural uses that you can use it for.

I am recommending 3 general types of Jade Plants when learning how to grow Jade Plants.

These are the easiest Jade Plant to grow and care for regardless of whether they are in a container or in your garden.

1. Crassula Jade Plant

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The Crassula Jade Plant is the most popular type of Jade Plant and one of the most popular types of succulents on Earth.

This type of Jade Plant is more commonly referred to as the Money Plant. That’s because it looks like a tree and leaves look like money.

You can grow these Jade Plants together so that it forms a lush shrub apperance. Not only this, but it can be placed indoors in a bright location.

Expect this plant to grow 1 to 3 inches long.

2. Blue Bird Jade Plant

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The Blue Bird Jade Plant is considered one of the most beautiful Succulents by gardeners across the world.

This type of succulent grows 2 to 3 feet tall and also grows a pseudo branch tree.

Expect beautiful colors of bluish-gray colors, glossy petals, and whitish star flowers when it blooms.

3. Pink Jade Plant

pink jade plant

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The Pink Jade Plant is also known as as the Pink beauty and has more colors of pink than it does of Jade.

This is the one jade plant that does not grow on brown stems, but rather pink stems.

What you’ll love about this succulent though is that when it blooms in winter it has beautiful colors of pink and amazing fragrances.


Tip #2: How to Plant Jade Plants Indoors

Growing Jade Plants

When learning how to grow jade plants indoors you should follow the below basic and simple steps.

Step 1

Fill a small pot (that has a hole on the bottom for draining) about 50% full with well-draining soil. The best type of soil is rich and dry.

Next, add 25% of organic compost to help encourage fast growth.

Step 2

Next, place your jade plant into the pot. You will want the root ball (where the roots meet the plant) planted slightly below the top of the pot.

Cover the root ball with your soil and compost mix. Never cover the leaves or needles of your jade plant.

Step 3

It is then highly recommended that you cover the dirt with small, white pebbles.

This will help minimize evaporation and will also help retain heat within your pots, which is great if you live in a colder climate.

Step 4

Unlike other succulents, you can water your Jade Plant.

Never let your Jade Plant sit in water. Allow it to fully dry out in between waterings.

The reason not to overwater jade plants is that too much water can cause root rot. This can stun or even kill your succulent.

Step 5

Jade Plants prefers at least 8 – 10 hours of sunlight to grow best.

In order to do this you should place it in front of a window that is facing west or south if you live in the northern hemisphere or west or north if you live in the southern hemisphere.

If you do not believe you will get enough sunlight or heat through your window then you will want to purchase a grow light and a heat mat.

If your leaves begin to turn brown they may be getting too much sunlight and you will want to place your plant in the shade towards the evening hours.

It should also be noted that this succulent prefers heat above 50 degrees Fahrenheit to properly grow.

Step 7

Unlike other succulents, you should fertilize your Jade Plant during the growing season with a 20-20-20 mix.

Any of THESE fertilizers will be just fine.

Step 8

Jade Plants grow slowly, only 3 to 6 inches a year.

If you notice your plant is growing faster than that you should transfer it to a new container.

It is recommended that you move your jade plant plant to a container that is twice the size of your current.


Tip #3: How to Grow Jade Plants in a Garden

How to Grow Jade Plants

When learning how to grow jade plants in a garden you should follow the below basic and simple steps.

Step 1

If you would like to keep your jade plant in a garden all year then you need to live in USDA hardiness zones 10 – 11. If you live outside of these zones there is a chance cold weather will kill your succulent.

Also, you should make sure you plant your jade plant in a garden that will be kept at temperatures above freezing temperatures in the winter.

Raised Garden Beds tend to keep your succulent warmer in the winter than traditional gardens.

In addition, you should plant your jade plant in an area of your garden that will get 8 – 10 hours of direct sunlight.

It should be noted that Jade Plants will die if exposed to long periods of frost.

Step 2

Next, plant your jade plant in your garden or in a spot in your yard that has well-draining soil. And it is recommended to mix compost into your soil when planting your succulent.

Dig a hole that is twice the size of your root ball (where the roots meet the plant).

Cover the root ball with your soil and compost mix. Never cover the leaves of your jade plant.

Step 3

It is then highly recommended that you cover the dirt with small, white pebbles.

This will help minimize evaporation and will also help retain heat within your pots, which is great if you live in a colder climate.

Step 4

Immediately water your Jade Plant. Let it get wet, but not soaked.

Let your Jade Plant completely dry before you water again.

It should be noted that in the summer months you will need to water your plant more frequently due to heat and evaporation.

Step 5

Make sure you fertilize your Jade Plant during the growing season.

Unlike other plants, it is okay to provide extra fertilizer to help increase the pace at which your succulent grows.


FAQs: 10 Frequently Asked Questions

#1. How do I Propagate New Plants from my Adult Jade Plant?

Propagating jade plants can be easy and quick if you follow simple steps.

Depending on the type of succulent you will be propagating it can be as simple as dividing your jade plant or it may take a little more work to remove extra leaves and new growth.

Below, is a great tutorial on how to propagate jade plants:


#2. How do I Care for my Jade Plant?

In order to have the best success in growing Jade Plants, there are several care tips you should take advantage of.

These include:

1. Fertilize once a year. You should fertilize your jade plant during the growing season so that it has the opportunity to grow as fast as possible.

2. Remove weeds as they grow in your pots or around your Jade Plant. Because Jade plants are planted in loose soil gently pull weeds out in order to minimize the disturbance to your plant.

3. If your Jade Plant leaves are droop then you need to increase the amount of sunlight to it.

4. If your leaves are brown then it may mean your plant is receiving too much sunlight. Move it or transplant it to a less sunny area.

5. If your leaves are thin and curled then you need to water one more time a week than you are doing now.

6. If your leaves turn yellow or if they begin falling apart then you have watered too much and should reduce how often you water by 50%.

Jade Plant Care


#3. How do I Prune my Jade Plant?

Pruning a Jade plant can be easy if you follow the few simple steps below:

1. Use a sterilized kitchen knife or scissors.

2. Carefully cut the dead or diseased leaves. You will want to make the cut where the flower connects to the stem of the succulent.

3. Remove all old stems or old blossoms where the stems meet the plant.

Pruning Jade Plants


#4. How do I Use Jade Plant?

There are many uses of Jade Plants. Some of the uses of Jade Plants include:

– Treating Diarrhea & Nausea

– Curing Warts & Corns

jade plant uses


#5. What Supplies are Needed to Grow Jade Plant?

Below, is a list of the proper tools you need to effectively grow jade plant:

– Garden Container
– Jade Plant
– Well – Draining Soil
– Organic Compost
– Fertilizer
– Watering Can
– Hand Shovel

gardening tools


#6. How do I Get My Jade Plant to Flower?

When Jade Plant flowers bloom it’s beautiful. Unfortunately due to the heat, water, and lighting requirements, indoor jade plants struggle to bloom.



For an outdoor jade plants to bloom you will want to keep your plant in as much sunlight for as long as you can during the spring and summer.


Not only this, but your jade plant needs to be kept in temperatures that will not get lower than 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night during the spring and summer.


Make sure you give your jade plant time to go dormant. This will allow your succulent the best chance to bloom in late winter and early spring.



Finally, make sure your plant is getting enough water. This should be enough to prevent your succulent from drying out, but not enough that the soil is always damp.

Jade Plant Flowers


#7. What are Common Pests to Jade Plant?


Jade Plants are susceptible to the usual indoor pests like mealybugs and the outdoor pests like spider mites and aphids.



To prevent common pests from attacking your plant make sure not to overwater it. In addition, you will want to spray it with Sevin insecticide. This will help encourage your plant to stay healthy.

Jade Plant Pests


#8. What are Common Diseases to Jade Plant?

Jade Plants are susceptible to root rot, soft rot, fungal stem rot, and leaf rot.


In order to prevent these diseases, you should not overwater your plant. Also, do not water the leaves of your plant.

Jade Plant Disease



#9. How do I Harvest Jade Plant?

It is quite easy to harvest jade plant.

  • First, locate the flower or leaf
  • Next, cut the flower or leaf where it meets the jade plant
  • Eat raw, use it for medicinal purposes, or store it.

Jade Plant Harvest



#10. How do I Store Harvested Jade Plants?


You can store Jade Plant one of three ways:

1. You can wrap the entire Jade Plant leaf or flower in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. Jade Plants will last 4-5 days this way.

2. You can place the entire Jade Plant leaf or flower in a freezer bag and place it in the freezer. Jade Plants will last 6-8 months this way.

3. You can leave your Jade Plant in a plastic bag at room temperature. Jade Plants will last 3-4 hours this way.

Storing Jade Plants
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