Crassula arborescens: How to Grow and Care for Silver Dollar Jade

Crassula arborescens Silver Dollar Jade

Scientific name: Crassula arborescens

Common name: Silver Dollar Jade

The leaves of “Silver Dollar Jade” are flat. The leaves can be green or blue depending on the amount of light it gets. The edges of the leaves turn red when stressed. There are white flowers in the spring.

Quick Look at Crassula arborescens

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical watering needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows to 5 ft (1.5 m) tall
    Plant grows to 5 ft (1.5 m) wide
  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30°F | -1.1°C)
  • Not cold-hardy
  • Propagation by cuttings and leaves
  • Can be toxic to people and pets
  • Summer dormant

General Care for Crassula arborescens “Silver Dollar Jade”

The arborescense “Silver Dollar Jade” grows well in container gardens and in your garden. It creates a fence due to its height and width.


“Silver Dollar Jade” has a lot of water needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Our free watering cheat sheet will show you how to tell if your plants are getting too much water and how to save it.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant the crassula arborescens “Silver Dollar Jade” in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in both full and partial sun.

You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you must bring it indoors during the winter, place it in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window.

How to Propagate Crassula arborescens “Silver Dollar Jade”

Stems, offsets, and leaves can be used to grow “Silver Dollar Jade”.


To grow Silver Dollar Jade, use a sterile knife or scissors. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.


To grow “Silver Dollar Jade” from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. You will have a smaller chance of success if you don’t keep the leaf on the stem.

Allow the leaf to dry out for a few days so that the end callouses over, and then place on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil is dry.

Often Mistaken For

It’s called Crassula ovata.


  1. Crassula arborescens (Silver Dollar Jade) – Wikipedia

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