Crassula ovata

Crassula Ovata Care Guide
Crassula ovata is also known as Jade Plant, Jade Tree, Money Tree, Money Plant, Dollar Plant, Japanese Rubber, Friendship Tree, Lucky Plant, Baby Jade

Crassula ovata is also known as jade plant are one of the most popular succulents because they are easy to care for and to propagate. This succulent is an ideal choice for beginners.

The leaves of Crassula ovata are oval shaped and a bright jade green. Some varieties develop red edges when exposed to bright sunlight. They grow in small to medium-sized shrubs or trees in their natural habitat of South Africa. Crassula ovata stems are thick and grey-green. The stems become woody with age and its bark peels in horizontal strips. They can grow to be 2 to 4 feet in height once mature.

Under the right conditions, Crassula ovata produces flowers during colder months. The flowers are star-shaped and pink tinged white and grow in ball shaped clusters. Crassula ovata ‘Pink Beauty’ produces pink flowers.

Crassula ovata Care and Propagation Information:


Zones: 10a - 12b

Needs protection from the cold. Bring indoors once weather drops below 50°f.

Water Needs

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Dry in Between Watering

Prefers to be dry in between watering. Crassula ovata is drought tolerant and can go long periods without water.

Soil Requirements

  • Well-Drained
  • Rich
  • Gritty

Jade plants can stay in the same container for years. Repot if it becomes root bound or to refresh the soil.

Light Requirements

  • Sun
  • Bright Shade

Crassula ovata grows well indoors if given adequate light. Shield from the intense sun when outdoors.

Ideal Growing Location

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors

How do you propagate Crassula ovata?

Crassula ovata is propagated from:
  • Seed
  • Cuttings

Propagates from leaves and stems. Remove a leaf or stem with a clean straight cut, leave to callous for a few days, then place in the soil until roots appear.

Does Crassula ovata Flower?

Yes, it flowers during:

  • Winter

Does Crassula ovata go dormant?

There is no dormancy information for this succulent.

Is Crassula ovata poisonous?

Yes, it is known to cause issues in:

  • Cats
  • Dogs
Crassula ovata is toxic to horses and toxic to humans. It can cause skin irritation and digestive symptoms. Animals may exhibit excessive drooling, weakness, and lethargy.


Crassula ovata Mill., Cotyledon lutea hort. ex Lamarck, Cotyledon ovata Mill

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