The Jade plant and its several cultivars are winter flowering succulents with varying sizes, leaf shapes and flower colors. Jade plants are mostly popular as container plants for display in sunny to partial shade patio and courtyard spaces. They can grow well with periodic watering that is stored in their fleshy stems and leaves.
Some of the Jade plant cultivars that can be found in nurseries and garden centers including: C. ovata, a large shrub-like succulent that can reach 5-7 ft. tall. Its succulent foliage is comprised of elliptical and smooth emerald green leaves, 1-2 in. long, with red edges. Showy clusters of white to pink flowers can occur during winter. C. o. ‘Gollum’ has long tubular leaves with spoon-shaped ends; C. o. ‘Hummel’s Sunset’ has distinctive orange leaf coloration during the winter; C. o. ‘Pink Beauty’ produces rosy-pink flowers on a small size plant.