I bought a Jade plant for my wife about 6 or 7 months ago. We had tried to grow them before and never had any luck. I was told to 'Take it home, place it on the table, then forget it. Really! He told me to water the Jade plant "lightly" three or four times a YEAR!
We haven't touched it, It is growing wonderfully, and there is even a sprout coming up in the pot.