If I transplant my Jade tree to a bigger pot, how big should the new pot be? What kind of dirt should I use? Do you recommend using rocks at the bottom for better drainage?
Take a look at our “Beginners guide to growing houseplants: a Toronto Master Gardeners Guide” which discusses types of containers to use as well as drainage.
Move any houseplant, including jade, up just one pot size at a time otherwise the plant will not do well. Always ensure that there is a thin layer of gravel or broken clay chips at the bottom of your pot to help with drainage. Also, use an all-purpose potting mixture (available from your local garden centre) that consists of 1 part each of loam, peat moss and coarse sand or perlite.
The Clemson Cooperative Extension has a helpful article, “Jade Plant”, that discusses how to care for your beloved plant.
See also, an earlier question we answered concerning care of the Jade Plant.