Jade Plant is an easy-to-grow succulent that stores water in its leaves, stems, and roots. It has been used as an indoor ornamental throughout the world and a landscape plant in mild climates. It makes a good houseplant as it grows well in the restricted root space of containers, is relatively slow-growing, likes the warm, dry conditions found in most homes, and tolerates neglect.
As with all succulents, overwatering is sure to be fatal, so err on the side of keeping the soil too dry rather than too wet. Jade plants also need a lot of light to develop to their fullest potential. However, they should be protected from harsh direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves, especially of young plants.
A few signs of trouble are shriveled leaves (usually means underwatering), yellow leaves (usually means overwatering), or dropping leaves (usually means not enough light). With just a bit of care, it can grow to be between 3 and 6 feet tall, but it does so slowly, gaining about 2 inches per year. Jade Plants can potentially live 50+ years, so are often passed down within the family.