Welcome to my jade plant page! Commonly called “jades,” these succulents are in the genus Crassula. These include shrub (branching) varieties as well as “stacked crassulas” which look nothing like typical jade plants, but rather have leaves stacked tightly atop one another along stems often as slender as dried spaghetti. Crassulas are among the easiest, most trouble-free succulents to grow, with one caveat: With few exceptions, they’re frost-tender (tend to be damaged when temperatures drop below 32 degrees F). Shrub varieties are very easy to start from cuttings, and stacked jades will send forth whiskery roots from between their tight leaves—simply snip off the stem and bury in potting soil so that roots are covered (it’s OK to bury a few leaves too). Crassulas, like aloes, also stress beautifully to shades of red, yellow and orange. Give variegated varieties adequate sun or they’ll revert to solid green.

Jade cuttings are ideal for succulent wreaths, and economical. Instead of buying cuttings online (which can be terribly expensive), go to any nursery or garden center and get several half-gallon pots of jade—ideally Crassula ovata cultivars (see photos below). View my article on this site: Make a Succulent Wreath, Step-by-Step.

For more information, see the Crassula sections of my books Succulents Simplified and Designing with Succulents.

You’re welcome to download and use any of these photos, providing the watermark is intact. Enjoy! — Debra Lee Baldwin

Crassula arborescens (silver dollar jade)  Crassula arborescens  Crassula brevifolia_  Crassula brevifolia

Crassula 'Calico Kitten'

Crassula 'Campfire'

Crassula 'Campfire'

Crassula 'Campfire' late bloom

Crassula capitella ssp thyrsiflora

Crassula 'Caput Minima'

Crassula commutata

Crassula congesta_

Crassula congesta

Crassula corymbulosa 'Red Pagoda'

Crassula dubia_

Crassula dubia

Crassula multicava_

Crassula multicava

Crassula muscosa

Crassula nudicaulis 'Platyphylla'

Crassula ovata 'Gollum'

Crassula ovata 'Hobbit'

Crassula 'Hummel's Sunset'

Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' (golden jade)'

Crassula ovata 'Pink Joy'

Crassula ovata 'Tricolor'

Crassula ovata (jade plant)

Crassula ovata (jade)

Crassula 'Moonglow'

Crassula perfoliata var. falcata_

Crassula perfoliata var. falcata, green form

Crassula perfoliata var. falcata

Crassula perforata_

Crassula perforata

Crassula platyphylla

Crassula pubescens

Crassula pubescens ssp radicans

Crassula pubescens ssp. radicans

Crassula rupestris ssp. marnieriana (baby's necklace)

Crassula rupestris ssp. marnieriana

Crassula rupestris

Crassula sarcocaulis (bonsai crassula)_

Crassula sarcocaulis (bonsai crassula)

Crassula sarmentosa 'Variegata' (calico kitten)

Crassula sarmentosa

Crassula schmidtii

Crassula streyi

Crassula tetragona

Crassula 'Tom Thumb'

I’ve ID’d the above to the best of my knowledge. If you disagree with any of the names, I definitely want to know. Please leave a comment or email me. Thanks! Debra