jade plant

Crassula ovata | Also known as: money tree, friendship tree, Dollar plant, Jade tree, Crassula argentea, Crassula portulacea, Crassula arborescens, | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Stretch your garden budget with the money tree

A statement sub-shrub if ever there was one, crassula ovata or jade plant is a tough cookie that is hard not to admire. This sassy little plant features vibrant green fleshy leaves with an attractive lustre, and blooms with an abundance of star-shaped white or pinkish flowers. Jade plant does best in loamy or sandy soil with good drainage and should be watered moderately. Jade plant loves full sunlight and makes for a magnificent pot plant that looks outstanding on a patio or within a courtyard garden. This lush plant also adds vivacity to rock gardens and provides excellent texture for borders, with a confident appearance that is sure to be admired.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 2
Spread [m]
  • 1
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • stem tip cuttings
  • leaf cuttings
Growth habit
  • Branching
  • Bushy
  • Erect
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z11-12
Heat zone
  • H12-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • 4 - 0
Heat days
  • 0 - 210
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Succulents
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Containers
Garden spaces
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years