A couple of months ago I stumbled upon this beautiful picture of an indoor plant.
According to the owner it’s a picture of an heirloom plant and it’s over 70 years old. The discussion confirmed that it’s Crassula ovata commonly known as jade plant. The picture is truly inspiring so I decided to grow my own.
Today, I got my very own jade plant.
When I got home. I proceeded to repot this beauty.
The soil is loamy and still pretty moist. It’s all caked up and forms a large clump. I did my best to remove most of it an expose the root ball.
I decided to use this aged clay pot for her:
Pot has previously held a florist kalanchoe which has since been moved to a bigger pot. I added a piece of plastic screen because this pot has pretty large drainage holes as you can see in the picture.
I used my own mix for her. It’s the leftover mineral soil for my cacti. I just added more compost and carbonized rice hull.
I skipped watering for now to allow her to adjust to her new pot and potting media. I placed her on a shady spot for now. I will introduce her to more light in the following days so she can slowly adjust. Hopefully this is day one of her 70 year journey. Wish me luck!