Plant Care Jade


4.7 out of 5 (944 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. 💸


Crassula ovata

Also known as

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

How to care for Jade


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 Fort Collins, Colorado.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

35% Very Low

Growing Jade in Fort Collins right now

Light needs for plant Jade in Fort Collins, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 15th, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Jade in Fort Collins, Colorado

Sunlight will increase by 19.2% ☀️

January 15th, 2022

Fort Collins is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Collins is expected to increase by 19.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.3 megajoules of energy…

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Light needs for plant Jade in Fort Collins, Colorado

Daylight will increase by 0.6 hours 📈

January 15th, 2022

This month, Fort Collins is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of …

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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 Fort Collins, Colorado ⛅.

Jade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

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



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Fort Collins, Colorado, 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 623
Jade has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 386
Jade has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 311
Jade has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 130
Jade has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 100
Jade has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 43
Jade has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 34
Jade has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 22
_abbykirk18 avatar
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 326 XP

Really low maintenance and beautiful to look at.

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leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 62 XP
globe Covington, Indiana

takes forever to grow and kinda suckd

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Witley, England

shes pretty :)))

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 107 XP
globe Tipp City, Ohio

very cute and likes sun

Survivor Survivor
Megano avatar
leaf-1 70 Plants
xp 5,359 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia

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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leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 46 XP

thought it was dead forever and then it started growing again

Survivor Survivor
Mad307 avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 56 XP

I just got this as my first plant in awhile. Most recently I killed a type of cactus succulent, so I’m surprised at how well this plant has been. I got it this winter so I haven’t seen much growth yet but I’m excited!

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 1,377 XP
globe London, England

I inherited my Jade, my dad gave it to me from my grandma’s flat. I love the interesting shape and the fact that week-by-week you can watch the little leaf nubs growing. It’s lovely having a bit of family history in our flat, and it’s such a survivor too! Good light and a little bit of water here and there and she’s a happy little plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 157 XP

I’ve had my Jade for about a year and when it’s sunny and hot in summer she shot up but grows slower in winter

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Tango avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 449 XP

This plant is amazing! I got it in a set of 3 succulents as a beginner and it is the only one that has survived. It has grown incredibly well and thrives in any location I put it. Definitely recommend!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 56 XP

poisonous to most pets

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 5,202 XP
globe Orlando, Florida

I really struggled to find a spot for this. The first round in the windowsill burned some leaves. Then I tried a shelf, but I have so many plants that require humidity and it was getting too much of that. Anyways I took it back to the windowsill but sort of behind something else and now it’s popping out crazy amounts of leaves in the middle of winter. Keeps me on my toes

Madi avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 201 XP

I first picked up this lovely plant at a Walmart over the summer… The poor gal was mislabeled and severely unappreciated. She was in a crummy plastic pot and the instructions said to water every 3-4 weeks. Me, not being very educated at the time, followed the instructions and did that for a couple of months. My little jade had no fusses and put up with my horrible care. After a while, I did more research; I repotted her in a terracotta pot with drainage and fresh succulent soil. I water her more regularly (about every 2 weeks). Although jades aren’t necessarily FAST growers, they do grow pretty quickly for succulents. All in all, jades are great additions to ALL plant family’s and are perfect for beginners.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 61 XP

A good friend, lots of good care info too :3

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Amanda avatar
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 235 XP
globe Spring, Texas

This poor guy has had every pest imaginable and always rebounds. What a rockstar!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
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leaf-1 61 Plants
xp 1,633 XP
globe San Francisco, California

I was given this plant over a decade ago, planted in a mason jar. I don’t prune it, hence the trailing vines. I finally put it in a proper pot last year and it has never looked better. Easy to care for, can get pests such as spider mites and mealy bugs. So keep an eye on the leaves. They were very easy to get rid of. Mine is quite far from a window, about 9-10ft, and it’s thriving. Yes, the leaves and vines have turned towards the window, but as you can see, it hasn’t affected the health of the plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 34 XP
globe Munster, Pennsylvania

It is a great plant for beginners or people with a general interest in plants.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Lilylee avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 27 XP

Best plant ever

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 95 XP
globe West Dundee, Illinois

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 18 Plants
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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

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