Crassula argentina - Jade Plant


The Jade plant, also known as Crassula ovata, is a succulent plant native to South Africa but commonly grown as a houseplant all over the world. It is a member of the Crassulaceae family, which includes other popular succulents such as Echeveria and Kalanchoe.

Jade plants have thick, oval-shaped leaves that are a vibrant green color and can have a glossy appearance. The leaves grow in pairs and can sometimes develop a red or pink tinge on the edges when exposed to direct sunlight. The plant can grow up to 3 feet tall and wide, but it can be pruned to maintain a smaller size.

Jade plants are known for their resilience and low-maintenance nature, making them popular indoor plants. They can survive in a range of lighting conditions and are drought-tolerant, meaning they don't need to be watered frequently. They can also be propagated easily from stem or leaf cuttings, making them a popular choice for sharing among friends and family.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Crassula Argentin
  • Common Name: Jade Plant, Money Plant 
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Native Range: South Africa

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care: Easy
  • Light: Prefers bright, especially to maintain red tips
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering. Is drought tolerant
  • Humidity: Can tolerate average home humidity
  • Temperature:  45-90F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth. 
  • Feeding: Fertilize as needed during spring and summer 
  • Propagation: Stem or leaf cuttings
  • Growth: Slow growing
  • Pests: Look out for mealy bugs
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets