Common names: jade
Description: These easy-to-grow succulents have shiny, medium green, elliptical leaves, which reach 1 to 2 inches long, and are often edged in red. Their leaves are 1 to 2 inches long, and the plants grow 18 to 30 inches tall. They sometimes have tiny pinkish-white flowers.
Special Care: Their worst two enemies are over watering and low light. They prefer bright light, but direct sun of more than four hours can cause leave scorch. Maintain soil on the dry side. Water soil thoroughly, then allow it to become completely dry before watering again. Don’t over water; this results in injury to delicate roots. The plants tolerate lower light levels, but their growth habit has a more open, elongated appearance. With higher light levels, the plants produce a more sturdy, compact growth habit.