What Is a Jade Flower?

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A jade flower is a native flower of South Africa that blooms well in dry winters and requires wet conditions during the summer. Discover the unique jade flower with information from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening.

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to talk about what is a jade flower. Now, jade flowers are a great plant to grow indoors or outdoors if you live in a warm climate because they're really easy to grow and they produce gorgeous little white fragrant flowers. The jade plant or crassula argentia is a succulent plant and so it's native to South Africa. And it's a beautiful plant that has pink star-shaped blooms on it in November through April. They bloom in the winter. And they're closely related to kalanchoe or other types of sedums and they bloom around Christmas like zygose or a Christmas cactus does. And the way to take care of them is keep 'em dry in the winter and keep 'em wet in the summer, but never let them sit in water because they're from a real arid warm climate where it's really dry. So to get your jade to flower, treat it like you would a Christmas cactus and take it out of direct sun and keep it a little bit cooler for one to two months and keep it in part shade and then turn around and put it back out in a sunny spot and many times then it will create beautiful blooms. And because it blooms naturally in the winter time outside by shortening the days and keeping a little bit on the darker side, it'll trick it into blooming. Never let it go below fifty five degrees or over eighty degrees and you'll find that you'll get gorgeous blooms that smell a little bit like a soft soap and really nice and light, and they'll bloom every winter for you.

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