Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: Jade Plant

If watering is an issue, jade plant may be for you. This slow grower can survive for decades if it has bright light and stays dry. It combines well with cacti and other succulents. It appreciates normal room temperatures during the growing season, but grows best if you keep it on the cool side and just moist enough to prevent leaves from shriveling through winter.

Why We Love It: It's a low-water, treelike plant with interesting, gnarly branches and succulent, fleshy leaves.

Name: Crassula ovata

Growing Conditions: Bright light; 65-75 degrees F., 55 degrees F. in winter; keep moderately dry

Size: To 6 feet tall and 3 feet tall