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January 2016 Plant of the Month – Jade Plant

Jan 2016 POM - Jade PlantThe January 2016 Plant of the Month is Crassula ovata, commonly known as Jade Plant.  The Jade Plant is a long lived succulent plant that can grow to be 6 feet tall, although it is often much smaller.  This plants develops well in our mild climate as long as the temperature stays above freezing.  It grows best in a pot with good drainage and in sunny locations.  The Jade Plant also does well indoors with bright lights.

The Jade Plant can be found in many locations on Airport grounds including West Field Road, North Cargo and the Rental Car Center.

Fun Fact:  The Jade Plant is often associated with Asian motifs but it is actually native to South Africa and Mozambique.