An important aspect of the care and maintenance of Jade Plants is how much sun they receive. They need full sun in order to grow properly. If they do not have full sun, they may become stunted and leggy.
Water your jade plant when the top of the soil has become dry to the touch. Reduce the watering in the winter, allowing the soil to dry slightly before watering again. Never let a Jade Plant dry out completely.
Jade Plants do best in daytime temperatures of 18–23ºC and 10–12ºC at night. If they get lots of sunlight, they will do fine in temperatures that are higher than this.
Fertilize Jade Plants with a water-soluble fertilizer designed for houseplants once every three to four months. Wait at least three months before applying fertilizer on newly started plants.
Potting soil mixes designated for use with cacti or succulents are generally appropriate for use with Jade, although the plant may benefit from the addition of a small amount of organic matter. A suitable soil for Jade could contain one part peat moss, one part organic matter and three parts coarse sand.