Jade Succulent

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  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 3-6 feet

Jade Succulent is a low-maintenance evergreen shrub originating from South Africa that has an affinity for bright, indirect light but an aversion to overwatering. With crimson circles marking the tips of green spindle-shaped leaves, these succulent shrubs yield petite white, star-shaped flowers tinged with pink. Since this house plant can store a lot of water within its leaves, it is drought tolerant. This verdant star is the perfect choice for a beginning gardener or someone who doesn’t have a lot of free time to spare.

Best Locations For Jade Succulent

Jade Succulent will thrive in any room that has moderate temperatures and humidity; however, due to this plant being toxic to people and pets, children’s rooms should be avoided.

Jade Succulent Sunlight Requirements

Jade Succulent thrives in bright light. Direct light, however, can burn Jade Succulent’s leaves, turning them a reddish color. To avoid this, place this gem in indirect light. A good location is a south-facing window, but place this house plant a few feet away from direct light. Six hours of light per day is optimal for Jade Succulent to flourish.

Jade Succulent Care

Jade Succulent prefers temperatures ranging from 65° to 75°, humidity varying from 40% to 50%, and a neutral to slightly acidic, well-draining soil. Since Jade Succulent is prone to root rot, use a cactus mix or indoor potting soil amended with perlite. A pot size of 6-8 inches will provide the perfect home for this house plant. 

To encourage well-balanced, bushier growth, prune Jade Succulent at least once per year. If you have fallen in love with this plant and eagerly want to see it multiply, propagation is relatively easy with a pair of clippers. Take three-inch cuttings and store them in a dry location with bright, indirect light. Wait about 4 or 5 days for the stems to heal. Next? Place each of the cuttings in slightly moistened soil in bright, indirect light. Wait one to two weeks for the roots to grow.

Finally, if repotting Jade Succulent, provide smaller plants with a new pot every two to three years, while larger plants require repotting every four to five years with the new pot being about an inch larger than the plant’s diameter. 

Watering Jade Succulent

To avoid fungal disease, check the moisture levels in the soil before watering. Simply stick your fingers down into the soil about two inches. If the soil is dry, then, water. If not, then wait a day or two until you can do another moisture check.

Feeding Jade Succulent

Except during the winter, feed this gorgeous green companion with a balanced fertilizer at half strength biweekly.

Jade Succulent Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 3-6 feet
Mature Spread: 2-3 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Pink, White
Flower Shade/Description: Pinkish-White Star-Shaped
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Red
Foliage Description: Green Finger-Like with a Red Circle On The Tips
Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)
Humidity: Below Average to Average (20% - 60%)
Common Name: Jade Succulent
Other Name(s): Jade Succulent, Money Plant
Scientific Name: Crassula ovata
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Jade Succulent Show Reviews

  • 5
    beautiful succulent. so pleased!

    Posted by Tracey Holmes on Dec 15, 2022

    The Jade Succulent I ordered were packaged securely, and shipped quickly. They looked absolutely beautiful out of the box, and they are healthy plants that are already showing new growth! I am so pleased with my purchase.