Plant Care Jade
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Jade

4.8 out of 5 (79 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 and Ogre ears

Taxonomy

Crassula ovata
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

What other plant parents say

Jade has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 51
Jade has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 38
Jade has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 26
Jade has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Jade has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 7
Jade has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Jade has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Jade has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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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@Sham
Park Ridge, IL
Rating of the plant Jade named Athena by Sham on Greg, the plant care app
03/06/2021

I love my jade! They are SO hard to kill and it never complains, it is 15 years old this year and I think everyone should get a jade! Also they are good for feng shui if you are into that :)

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@Doctorwatso…
Houston, TX
Rating of the plant Jade named Keanu Leaves by Doctorwatson02 on Greg, the plant care app
02/18/2021

I love how cute it looks. It’s a perfect succulent to have in your home that is easy to care for (doesn’t need a lot of water). It grows pretty consistently. I love how cute it looks

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@Demi
Chicago, IL
Rating of the plant Jade named Jade by Demi on Greg, the plant care app
03/18/2021

I didn't like this plant initially and kind of neglected it but when I actually started taking care of it well she reacted so well to me and grew like crazy so I like her a lot now.

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@Ilona
Seattle, WA
Rating of the plant Jade named fiona by Ilona on Greg, the plant care app
03/07/2021

love this plant because it survives everything!!!! it’s the kind of plant that you can leave when you’re on vacation and not have to worry about (as long as it’s close to a window)

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

It’s a really fast grower. When I first got it in early February it was a decent size but now I’m already considering reporting it cause it’s grown so significantly since I got it

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@Sydni
New Orleans, LA
Rating of the plant Jade named Planty by Sydni on Greg, the plant care app
02/23/2021

Super easy plant, I’ve had it for a while stopped taking care of it so it went dormant but once I moved it to another pot and started keeping it happy it’s been growing like crazy

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@Audsoddplan…
Reno, NV
Rating of the plant Jade named Succulent Props by Audsoddplants on Greg, the plant care app
04/07/2021

This is my garden where I put fallen leaves to grow back. I like the large stems because they grow a new succulent from each node.

Nerskine avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Jade named Mochi by Nerskine on Greg, the plant care app
04/12/2021

Never any problems with this one. I’ve trimmed her back several times to keep her from getting leggy and she keeps growing!

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@Bronwen_blo…
Chico, CA
Rating of the plant Jade named Osmo by Bronwen_blooms on Greg, the plant care app
04/13/2021

Since it’s a succulent it can survive you also don’t have to water it a bunch. Some leaves might fall off though

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.

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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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