Jade plants need full sun in order to grow properly and need to be drained well. Allow the soil to dry out completely before each watering. Softening leaves indicate it’s time for more water. cast iron plants can handle low light, extreme temperatures and can survive for a good length without water. However, It’s still a good idea to keep the soil moist for healthy growth by watering every 2-3 weeks.
Schefflera taiwaniana 'Yuan Shan' (Jade Mountain Hardy Schefflera) - From the high mountains of Taiwan, this is the hardiest evergreen version of this ubiquitous houseplant for zone 7 and 6b, though in 6b it should be planted against the house. Gorgeous tropical leaves. Grows to 15' tall and can be pruned into any shape from a single stemmed palm-like tree to a wide, cascading shrub.