Plant Care Jade

Jade

4.7 out of 5 (899 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, variegated jade, Lemon lime, Hobbit Jade, Ogre ears and morgan's beauty

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 located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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.

Plant care guide for Jade in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

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Growing Jade in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Jade in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 3rd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Boston is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Jade in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.4% ☀️

December 4th, 2021

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 29.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Jade in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 4th, 2021

This month, Boston is getting an average of 7.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Jade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

When to repot Jade

Nutrient needs for plant Jade in Boston, Massachusetts

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 4th, 2021

The growing potential in Boston is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Jade is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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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 your location in Boston, Massachusetts, 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 590
Jade has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 374
Jade has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 291
Jade has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 126
Jade has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 99
Jade has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 43
Jade has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 32
Jade has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 20
Lilylee avatar
@Lilylee
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 27 XP
12/03/2021

Best plant ever

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Fast grower Fast grower
Claire avatar
@Claire
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 90 XP
globe West Dundee, Illinois
11/28/2021

Super easy plant, and I propagated successfully in about 2 weeks.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Alexnoonan avatar
@Alexnoonan
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 940 XP
11/23/2021

Okay, my spouse had this Jade plant in the basement & I finally managed to rescue it & bring it upstairs to a window spot. It was definitely dying but after repotting it & getting rid of the parts that were already dead & rotting, this plant bounced back pretty quickly. They’re sold as low-light plants, and we do have one in a low-light room as well, but the ones I have in full sunlight are doing the best by far. This is a really cute little plant!

Survivor Survivor
Mconst avatar
@Mconst
leaf-1 60 Plants
xp 1,287 XP
11/18/2021

Easy care, looks beautiful

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Kristygoldblatt avatar
@Kristygoldblatt
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 7,664 XP
globe Oliver Springs, Tennessee
11/18/2021

Jades are very beautiful plants. I have 6 different type of Jades. They are easy to propagate.

Survivor Survivor
Kristygoldblatt avatar
@Kristygoldblatt
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 7,664 XP
globe Oliver Springs, Tennessee
11/18/2021

I love Jades, I love watching them grow and become mature.

Survivor Survivor
Diane avatar
@Diane
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 124 XP
11/15/2021

Trim in spring or summer to prevent jade from getting too tall or leggy.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Plantsrcute avatar
@Plantsrcute
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 24 XP
11/07/2021

she’s so cute i love her

Survivor Survivor
Ellis avatar
@Ellis
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 57 XP
globe Dover, England
11/06/2021

Died very quickly. There is now only one stem left where there used to be 5

Browns easily Browns easily
Brendan avatar
@Brendan
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 45 XP
globe Bozeman, Montana
11/06/2021

I love mine I have had it for five years and I has had 3 seedlings since I have had it. I love it and would recommend a jade to anyone who is getting a plant

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Amysplants avatar
@Amysplants
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 654 XP
globe Ilminster, England
11/02/2021

Easy to care for.

Survivor Survivor
Katy410 avatar
@Katy410
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 320 XP
11/01/2021

Don’t over water!! The leaves will fall off. I repotted my surviving parts into a smaller pot and let her dry out. She is now much happier and thriving with with water schedule.

Phrog avatar
@Phrog
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 50 XP
globe Strawberry Plains, Tennessee
10/31/2021

it's super easy to take care of :)

Kayla avatar
@Kayla
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 99 XP
globe Beeston, England
10/26/2021

Slow grower, but easy to maintain

Survivor Survivor
Spiffyham avatar
@Spiffyham
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 174 XP
globe Detroit, Michigan
10/19/2021

My two jade plants have been in a garage in 46 degree Fahrenheit weather for a few weeks, just brought them inside and they’re still doing fine. Just make sure you use a good soil with no bugs, because i didn’t do that. i’ve been treating it with cinnamon water when watering. it’s staying strong with no more bugs! my bird bit a piece off a while ago, and i just stuck it back in soil and it started to regrow!!!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Jasmine avatar
@Jasmine
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 46 XP
globe Saint-Constant, Québec
10/14/2021

It looks like fingers, what more could I want?

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Kaitlyn avatar
@Kaitlyn
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 1,188 XP
10/11/2021

Easy to care for and looks super cool when big and mature

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
R_l15748 avatar
@R_l15748
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 1,659 XP
10/11/2021

Great if you’re not great at remembering to water!

Survivor Survivor
Annie avatar
@Annie
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 224 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
10/11/2021

It’s very easy to grow as long as you follow watering instructions. There isn’t anything special this plant needs.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Theaa avatar
@Theaa
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 177 XP
10/10/2021

I love him, so cute

Survivor Survivor

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