Scientific name: Crassula argentea
Common name(s): jade plant
Origin: South Africa
Light: medium to high
Watering: water thoroughly, then allow soil to dry out before watering again
Fertilizing: a cactus and succulent blend every 2-3 months
This beautiful succulent is undemanding and has become a favorite house plant over the years. If given good light, it may produce white or pink clusters of star-shaped flowers in the summer time, but its main attraction is its jade-green leaves and beautiful structure. It is very versatile and can be kept small, or grown large as a floor plant where it may reach 4 ft or more.