Plant Care Ripple Jade

Ripple Jade

4.6 out of 5 (14 experiences)

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

About Ripple Jade

Plants in the Crassula genus are amazingly diverse and come in an incredible assortment of sizes and colors. Many of the ones we grow today are native to a small region in South Africa, which makes that diversity even more amazing! They're super low maintenance plants that can handle long periods of drought, so great if you're prone to skipping waters (we won't tell). 🫢 Make sure they get plenty of sunlight and that they're planted in a pot with a drainage hole and they'll be happy as can be!


Crassula arborescens subsp. undulatifolia

Also known as

Curly Jade and Crassula arborescens undulatifolia

How to care for Ripple Jade


How often to water your Ripple Jade

Water needs for Ripple Jade
0.5 cups
every 12

Ripple 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 Ripple Jade

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Ripple Jade in your home

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

Ripple Jade love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Ripple Jade does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Ripple Jade

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

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Care Summary for Ripple Jade

Ripple Jade

Ripple Jade

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Ripple Jade has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Ripple Jade has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Ripple Jade has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Ripple Jade has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Ripple Jade has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Kissmycactass avatar
leaf-1 95 Plants
xp 1,786 XP
globe Melrose, MA

I have a love/hate relationship with how fast it grows.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Vicky avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 281 XP

This plant is very low maintenance. It survives well if you forget to water it for a couple weeks. It just grows sprouts very rarely, but it seems like a plant that will be with me for quite a few years.

Survivor Survivor
Mccall avatar
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 1,981 XP
globe Salt Lake City, UT

I’m not sure about this guy. Has barely grown, have reported him. Change light amounts. He just don’t want to do much. He’s cute but stubborn.

Survivor Survivor
Girlboss avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 198 XP
globe Nashville, IN

beautiful. also this plant definitely is not a succulent but i have no idea what it is.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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Annie. avatar
leaf-1 104 Plants
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globe Boston, MA


Addisoncampbell avatar
leaf-1 44 Plants
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Super cute and not hard to care for. She never browns and doesn’t grow much but she’s a great addition to my room

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leaf-1 47 Plants
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They are hardy but don’t overwater

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