Plant Care Jade
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Jade

4.7 out of 5 (430 experiences)

Jade has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Jade has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Lucky plant, Jade Plant, variegated jade, Lemon lime, Hobbit Jade, Ogre ears and morgan's beauty

Taxonomy

Crassula ovata
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

What other plant parents say

Jade has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 281
Jade has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 177
Jade has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 143
Jade has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 52
Jade has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 51
Jade has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 22
Jade has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 15
Jade has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 11
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@Tattie
Auckland
Rating of the plant Jade named Juniper by Tattie on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

i love that this plant doesn’t require much watering like my other succulents this means i can water them all at the same time. because all of them require the same amount of water. 💧🌱 this plants i…

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Maggidy avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Jade named Jade by Maggidy on Greg, the plant care app
03/07/2021

Don’t overwater these guys!! They thrive in dry soil, dry air, whatever! The common black spots people experience is sometimes from high humidity, especially for plant lover homes where we are used t…

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Agirlandherplants avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Jade named Moo by Agirlandherplants on Greg, the plant care app
05/13/2021

I LOVE MY JADE TREE. This was my first ever plant (about 7 years ago) and it has lasted and even thrived through years of forgetfulness, laziness, and the like. It has grown to just be absolutely m…

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@Jeanbpdx
Portland, OR
Rating of the plant Jade named Plato by Jeanbpdx on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

This poor plant has been through the winger and back. In fact, this is just my favorite cutting from the original plant, which was very happy at my window-side desk in my office, but hasn't been as h…

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Kaleena avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Jade named Jade by Kaleena on Greg, the plant care app
05/09/2021

I have had my Jade for years. It was one of the first plants I was given. The reason it looks the way it does now is because it took five years of me not being able to figure out how to care for it b…

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Corinna_mae avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Jade named Taco by Corinna_mae on Greg, the plant care app
05/26/2021

The soil likes to get very dry but I have had this plant for forever I have traveled for weeks and did not water it and it still looked perfect! This plant is very pet friendly my cat does not even a…

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Koaloveskale avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Jade named Osmo by Koaloveskale on Greg, the plant care app
05/19/2021

I got this plant from a friend who stole a leaf from the botanical gardens 17 years ago. She put it in dirt and boom, grew this beautiful baby! I’ve had this guy for about 5 years now. It needs to be…

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@Cheezenugge…
Walkley Heights, SA
Rating of the plant Jade named carl by Cheezenuggets on Greg, the plant care app
04/30/2021

You might’ve heard that you’re supposed to mist them daily, but you’re not. I did that for months and the leaves were still wrinkled. So I have them a healthy amount and overnight there was new growt…

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Lexie.h36 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Jade named Jade by Lexie.h36 on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

I love love LOVE my jade plant! Mine has been growing so well and it looks so pretty all the time! The edges of the leaves start to turn red when it needs water, which I like because it’s an easy way…

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Katiel avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Jade named Jade by Katiel on Greg, the plant care app
04/30/2021

My little Jade plant looks like the cutest tiny tree ever! It grows very stadily and any leaves that get knocked off can be propagated at lightning speed. I water it very rarely (only when the leaves…

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How to care for Jade

Water

How often to water your Jade

Water needs for Jade
0.5 cups
every 12

Jade 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 Jade

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Jade in your home

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

Jade love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Jade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Jade in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Jade

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Jade: 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 Jade after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Jade

Jade

Jade


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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