Plant Care Silver Dollar Plant

Silver Dollar Plant

4.4 out of 5 (35 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


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

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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 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 🏡.


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.

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!

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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 Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Silver Dollar Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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leaf-1 59 Plants
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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
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leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 8,023 XP

Grows very slowly and loses leaves very easily.

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leaf-1 23 Plants
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globe Des Plaines, 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
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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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leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 336 XP
globe Washington, DC

browning a bit with the change in season

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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
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leaf-1 14 Plants
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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
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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
Survivor Survivor
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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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globe Houston, TX

It's a nice succulent so far.

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