Jade plant is also known as Chinese rubber plant -- both names which have been inspired by its deep green color rather than its actual origin.
In spite of its name, the Chinese rubber plant comes from southern Africa. It is a many-branched, thick-stemmed succulent with fleshy, spoon-shaped, jade-green leaves that are edged in red in full sun. There are also variegated clones with white to pink striping. Mature plants flower in winter with clusters of pink to white, star-shaped blooms.
The jade plant will survive under very adverse conditions, but its strong upright stems will become weak and weepy in poor light.