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Crassula arborescens

Silver Dollar Jade

“Silver Dollar Jade” has flat, oval-shaped leaves. Depending on the amount of light it receives, the leaves can be green to a blue-gray color. When stressed, the edges of the leaves turn red. Watch for white flowers in the spring.

Quick Look:

  • 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

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Crassula arborescens "Silver Dollar Jade"

Crassula arborescense "Silver Dollar Jade" grows well in container gardens, as well as in your garden. Due to its height and width, it creates a natural fence.

Watering

"Silver Dollar Jade" has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

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Where to Plant

Crassula arborescens "Silver Dollar Jade" is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it's best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. Not suited for indoor growing, however, if you must bring it indoors through the winter, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Crassula arborescens "Silver Dollar Jade"

Crassula arborescens "Silver Dollar Jade" can be propagated by stem cuttings, offsets, and leaves.

Cuttings

To grow “Silver Dollar Jade” from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Leaves

To propagate "Silver Dollar Jade" from leaves, twist a leaf from the mother plant. Be sure that none of the leaf remains on the stem, or you will have a smaller chance of success.

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

Often Mistaken For

Crassula ovata