Project Description

Crassula arborescens undulatifolia

“Ripple Jade,” “Curly Jade”

This succulent is a variation of a traditional Jade plant and has thin wavy leaves. It’s fantastic for filling in space between other succulents in an arrangement.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 4 feet (1.2 m) tall

    Rosettes grow up to 3 feet (1 m) wide

  • Zone 9a (Minimum 20° F | -6.7° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by leaves and offsets

  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

  • Summer Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General care for Crassula arborescens undulatifolia “Ripple Jade”

“Ripple Jade” is a succulent shrub that is perfect in the home or office. It flowers with white blossoms in the Spring. When it is “happily stressed,” the leaves have a deep red color around the edges.


Crassula arborescens undulatifolia 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.

Where to Plant

“Ripple Jade” is able to thrive indoors if given enough light. Place in an area where it will receive plenty of sunshine, like a southern-facing window. If planted outside, place in an area of your garden that gets plenty of sun.

Pairs Well With

Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’

How to Propagate Crassula arborescens undulatifolia “Ripple Jade”

Crassula arborescens undulatifolia “Ripple Jade” can be propagated from leaves or offsets.


When taking a leaf for propagation, gently twist the leaf from the stem. Be sure that the leaf you get is a “clean pull,” where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will give you a better chance of a successful propagation.

Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.


“Ripple Jade” will produce small rosette offsets. Cut the offsets off from the main stem with a sharp, sterile knife or scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before laying on well-draining soil.

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