Plant Care Bonsai Crassula

Bonsai Crassula

About Bonsai Crassula

Plants in the Crassula genus are amazingly diverse and come in an incredible assortment of sizes and colors. Many of the ones we grow today are native to a small region in South Africa, which makes that diversity even more amazing! They're super low maintenance plants that can handle long periods of drought, so great if you're prone to skipping waters (we won't tell). 🫢 Make sure they get plenty of sunlight and that they're planted in a pot with a drainage hole and they'll be happy as can be!


Crassula sarcocaulis

Also known as

Bonsai Jade

How to care for Bonsai Crassula

💦 Water

How often to water your Bonsai Crassula

Water needs for Bonsai Crassula
0.5 cups
every 12

Bonsai Crassula needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Bonsai Crassula

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Bonsai Crassula in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Bonsai Crassula: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Bonsai Crassula love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Bonsai Crassula does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Bonsai Crassula in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Bonsai Crassula

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Bonsai Crassula: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Bonsai Crassula after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Bonsai Crassula thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Bonsai Crassula Water Frequency →

Bonsai Crassula Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Bonsai Crassula requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Bonsai Crassula Light Requirements →

Bonsai Crassula Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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💨 Humidity

Bonsai Crassula enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Bonsai Crassula Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Bonsai Crassula is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Bonsai Crassula →

When and How to Successfully Repot Bonsai Crassula →

💩 Fertilizer

Bonsai Crassula grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Bonsai Crassula →

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Bonsai Crassula to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.

🌎 Native Region

Bonsai Crassula is native to South Africa.

🌸 Flowers

Bonsai Crassula produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Bonsai Crassula Flowers →

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

Care Summary for Bonsai Crassula

Bonsai Crassula

Bonsai Crassula

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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