The jade is one of the most popular indoor plants, favored for its distinctive shape and its dark, green leaves. The jade plants are succulents which are often grown as indoor plants in many regions of the world; it can also be successfully grown outdoors, as long as the climate is temperate to warm. You may also hear jade plants called friendship trees or money plants, and in some cultures people think that having a jade plant around the house is lucky. Many garden stores sell jade plants, and they are extremely easy to grow. These plants are native to South Africa, so they like dry, hot, bright conditions. People who grow jade plants as houseplants sometimes struggle with them, because the plants largely like to be left alone. It is fairly hard to kill a jade plant, but constant fussy attention is probably the best way to do it; these plants thrive on neglect and conditions which could kill a number of other houseplants, including other succulents.
Jade plants require a normal watering when the soil becomes dry, such as in the warmer months, but very little in the winter. If over-watered, their leaves will crinkle up and fall off, and the stem will rot. Usually, it is best to water them every 10-20 days in the summer, but only up to a month at a time in the winter. To have a healthy jade, you must let the soil dry between waterings.