Dwarf jade is a succulent with small, thick, glossy leaves and burgundy-red stems. It stores water in its trunk and leaves so it can survive without regular watering. If you sometimes forget to water your houseplants, or you are away from home often, it might be just the right one for you.
Dwarf jade is a low-maintenance houseplant. But, if you don’t mind spending a bit of time pruning it, you can also turn your dwarf jade into a bonsai tree or, you can grow it in a hanging basket and let it sprawl.
This plant can tolerate partial shade. Place it in a window away from direct sunlight or a on a balcony/patio.
Dwarf jade looks similar to jade plant, another succulent, but the two are botanically not related.
Botanical name: Portulacaria afra
This plant comes in a standard 90mm diameter plastic pot.