As a succulent plant, its fleshy leaves are flat-oval shaped and about the size of a thumb. It looks especially like jadeite. The edge of its leaves are laced with an attractive pale red, resembling the aging of the green jadeite, and it grows thicker each year. Hence, its unique characteristics give birth to the name, Jade Plant.
Looking like a miniature fairytale tree, jade plant is one of the world's most popular succulents. Native to southern regions of Africa, it is well adapted to the dry warm air of modern homes. It grows slowly but lives for so long that plants get passed from generation to generation.