Plant Care Silver Dollar Plant

Silver Dollar Plant

4.4 out of 5 (34 experiences)

Silver Dollar Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Silver Dollar Plant

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

Also known as

Silver Jade Plant, Silver Jade Plant, Chinese Jade, Money Plant and Blue Bird

How to care for Silver Dollar Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Silver Dollar Plant

Water needs for Silver Dollar Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Silver Dollar Plant 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 Silver Dollar Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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☀️ Light

Finding light for Silver Jade Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Silver Dollar Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Silver Dollar Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Silver Dollar Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Silver Dollar Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Silver Dollar Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Silver Dollar Plant: 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 Silver Dollar Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Silver Dollar Plant 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!

Benefits of Growing Silver Jade Plant →

Common Silver Jade Plant Problems →

💦 Water Needs

Silver Dollar Plant thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Silver Jade Plant Water Frequency →

Silver Jade Plant Root Rot →

☀️ Sunlight Needs

Silver Dollar Plant requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Silver Jade Plant Light Requirements →

Silver Jade Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →

🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Silver Dollar Plant is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

💨 Humidity

Silver Dollar Plant enjoys lots of humidity. Provide humidity for your plant by watering regularly and thoroughly, since plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves. They may also benefit from being placed next to a humidifier.

Silver Jade Plant Humidity Needs →

🪴 Soil

Silver Dollar Plant is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Silver Jade Plant →

💩 Fertilizer

Silver Dollar Plant grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Silver Dollar Plant to go dormant in the summertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.

🌎 Native Region

Silver Dollar Plant is native to South Africa.

🌸 Flowers

Silver Dollar Plant produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.

Silver Jade Plant Flowers →

⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Silver Dollar Plant grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Silver Jade Plant →

🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Silver Dollar Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Silver Jade Plant Temperature Tolerance →

🌱 Propagation

Silver Dollar Plant can be propagated by the leaf method. To propagate:

  • Remove a leaf by gently twisting until it pops off.
  • To get the leaf to root, you can either:
    • Place the leaf in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the leaf directly into well-draining soil

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.

😖 Common Issues

Overwatering is a likely cause of issues with Silver Dollar Plant. These plants are very sensitive to wet soil so if you notice your plant becoming squishy or translucent, overwatering is the likely culprit.

Cut your plant just past where the rot ends and allow it to callus over for a few days before replanting it in fresh, dry soil. Download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!

Care Summary for Silver Dollar Plant

Silver Dollar Plant

Silver Dollar Plant

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

Silver Dollar Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 28
Silver Dollar Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Silver Dollar Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Silver Dollar Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Silver Dollar Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Silver Dollar Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Silver Dollar Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@MeganO avatar
leaf-1 41 Plants
xp 20,843 XP
globe Washington, DC

This thing went through outdoors in the winter last year and has recovered and regrown beautifully over the last year. Definitely a survivor.

Survivor Survivor
@Gor4red avatar
leaf-1 64 Plants
xp 10,606 XP

Grows very slowly and loses leaves very easily.

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@honeyyvoiced avatar
leaf-1 16 Plants
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globe Mount Prospect, IL

This plant took a tumble and lost a stalk but it’s still going strong and rooting pretty well

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Survivor Survivor
@Notageordie avatar
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 544 XP
globe Huddersfield, England

Hadn’t watered her in probably 5-6 months and she did not die. If that’s not a survivor I don’t know what is

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@Leeyum_ avatar
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 336 XP
globe Washington, DC

browning a bit with the change in season

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@Plant parent
leaf-1 12 Plants
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globe London, England

Nice to look at

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@Gracemelissa98 avatar
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,257 XP

Such a sweet little succulent! Bought it for my plant Ferris wheel and it’s such a sweet little pop of colour!!

Survivor Survivor
@leiloojustine avatar
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 473 XP
globe Kingman, AZ

so cute. it stayed so little after never being repot but STEMMED up when put in a slightly bigger one. also minimal attention !!

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@addisoncampbell avatar
leaf-1 44 Plants
xp 1,243 XP

I don’t get much from this plant. It’s super easy to grow though and it has little babies all around it.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
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@QuinnWhitePlants avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 79 XP

Very pretty, and quite strong, mine has a sun burn scar on one of its biggest leafs.

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@alexVSLand avatar
leaf-1 0 Plants
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globe Houston, TX

It's a nice succulent so far.

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