Plant Care Jade

Jade

4.7 out of 5 (963 experiences)

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

About Jade

Jade plants have been used for centuries across cultures for their beauty and healing abilities. Tree-like succulents, these houseplants can live with you for your entire life, or longer—up to 100 years! Jade is commonly used in the traditional practice of feng shui, creating energy to harmonize people and their environments—and encourage the flow of money. 💸

Taxonomy

Crassula ovata
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

Lucky Plant, Jade Plant, Crassula argentea, ET Finger and Crassula 'Lemon + Lime'

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

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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 region 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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Jade is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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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.

What other plant parents say

Jade has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 641
Jade has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 400
Jade has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 320
Jade has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 130
Jade has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 45
Jade has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 34
Jade has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 21
Blackthumbs avatar
@Blackthumbs
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 371 XP
04/02/2022

Just water them weekly with the suggested size and give them plenty of sun. Can be revived if wrinkled and unwatered if you ever go on vacation for 2-3 weeks. Great plant for those who want a low maintenance juicy plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Coyote925 avatar
@Coyote925
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 358 XP
globe Spanaway, WA
03/26/2022

It is a slow grower, but so easy to care for. Fun to propagate and share with others!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Joemama avatar
@Joemama
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 809 XP
globe Rockwood, TN
03/20/2022

i’ve had this plant for over a year! it
stayed in a small pot for most of its life and just being watered whenever i thought about it! now since i’ve moved and have more room, it is thriving in its new pot! i’m seeing new growth and it stretching out more!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Thunder avatar
@Thunder
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 103 XP
globe Cedar Rapids, IA
03/19/2022

They’re SO easy to take care of and grow super fast!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Swampthingy avatar
@Swampthingy
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 491 XP
globe Chicago, IL
03/18/2022

I lost an entire tree to root rot, but managed to save some cuttings that have grown into their own trees. Their branches are beautiful and random.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Mvev avatar
@Mvev
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 106 XP
globe Edmonton, Alberta
03/06/2022

They best call plants have if don’t like water plants often

Fast grower Fast grower
Likelyzebrina avatar
@Likelyzebrina
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 333 XP
globe Warwick, RI
02/26/2022

pretty much ignore it and it thrives

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Radiantbasil avatar
@Radiantbasil
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 155 XP
globe Elk Grove, CA
02/23/2022

Easy to take care of and water every few weeks

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Purelydidelta avatar
@Purelydidelta
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 1,541 XP
globe Goldsboro, NC
02/08/2022

Low maintenance and so pretty!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Mandysr avatar
@Mandysr
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 305 XP
globe Allendale Charter Township, MI
02/04/2022

This plant grows very slow and is extremely toxic to pets.

Survivor Survivor
Adrianc33 avatar
@Adrianc33
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 1,476 XP
globe San Diego, CA
01/31/2022

It just grows everywhere!

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Mizsherm avatar
@Mizsherm
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 1,035 XP
globe Aurora, IL
01/24/2022

I found this plant under a sale rack just inside the entrance at Aldi. I paid .50c for him just because I felt so sorry for the little guy. So far he’s doing good.

Survivor Survivor
Ali avatar
@Ali
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 2,461 XP
globe Tempe, AZ
01/19/2022

I’m usually terrible with succulents but this guy is a fighter :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Brendan avatar
@Brendan
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 113 XP
globe Bozeman, MT
01/16/2022

Be prepared for them to last in low light or high light but make sure to keep them inside because they cant survive outside

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
_abbykirk18 avatar
@_abbykirk18
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 481 XP
01/15/2022

Really low maintenance and beautiful to look at.

Kturpin23 avatar
@Kturpin23
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 139 XP
globe Covington, IN
01/15/2022

takes forever to grow and kinda suckd

Browns easily Browns easily
Prolemon avatar
@Prolemon
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 123 XP
globe Witley, England
01/14/2022

shes pretty :)))

Survivor Survivor
Silkysandrose avatar
@Silkysandrose
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 116 XP
globe Tipp City, OH
01/11/2022

very cute and likes sun

Survivor Survivor
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 50 Plants
xp 19,415 XP
globe Washington, DC
01/10/2022

Got this as cuttings. Took forever to prop in water. May be better to just prop directly in soil.

Survivor Survivor

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