Ripple Jade


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Bring the wavy, ruffled look of deep-sea coral and plant life to the surface with the Succulent Ripple Jade. This plant got the “Ripple” in its name from how the leaves appear to be swaying in wind or water. The Ripple Jade grows as an adorably round, shrub-like plant that grows just as wide as it does tall. You can even prune the leaves into any shape you like. While many house plants prefer bright but indirect light, you can give the Ripple Jade full sunlight.

Care :

6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight per day. Direct sunlight may give it a slight sunburn, but it won’t dramatically harm these resilient desert plants.

Soak your plant deeply every three or four weeks, but let the soil dry out completely between watering sessions. This is called the “soak and dry” method.

65° – 70°F

Also Known As :
Crassula arborescens
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Ripple Jade

Plants make homes more beautiful, and living in an environment where plants always surround people makes people feel more beautiful. When it comes to beauty standards, the Ripple Jade Plant is among the best of the best. The Ripple Jade succulent plant not only makes a home more appealing, but it can also make your workspace more presentable.


You might think a beautiful plant like the Ripple Jade requires a high level of gardening, but the truth is quite the opposite. This succulent is easy to care for and is an ideal plant for beginning plant parents. This plant’s look is hard not to admire, so read on further to learn about what it is, some care tips, and more!


What is a Ripple Jade?

The Ripple Jade is a flowering succulent shrub that is one of 200 members of the Crassula genus, a member of the Crassulaceae or Stonecrop family. These succulents are native to parts of South Africa. This plant is also known by its full scientific name, Crassula arborescens undulatifolia, which can be hard to pronounce. It is instead referred to as the Ripple Jade or Curly Jade.


The thin wavy leaves are shades of blue and green or, in some cases, silver and green too. When exposed to bright light, the edges of the glossy leaves are accented with purple hues. The Ripple Jade’s leaves grow from a thick brown stem. This plant blooms rounded heads of star-shaped flowers that are a mix of pink and white hues.


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Plant Specifics

What makes this plant unique besides its dashing good looks? Well, its care requirements may be a bit more specific than some other species, but it’s well worth it. These are some of the things your Ripple Jade will need:

  • Plant Size: The Crassula arborescens undulatifolia is a slow-growing succulent that can grow up to four feet tall and six feet wide. It is a compact succulent that will not take up too much space at home or on your desk at work when kept in a small pot.


  • Light: This plant can handle up to six hours of light from full sun outdoors. When kept inside, a few hours of partial sun is ideal. During summertime, avoid damaging the leaves from sunlight and keep them in a shaded area that receives indirect bright light.


  • How Often to Water: Too much water can cause this plant to develop root rot. To avoid that, allow the soil to completely dry out before giving it water. The Ripple Jade should be kept in a pot with drainage holes to avoid the roots sitting in water for too long.


  • Safe Temperatures to Thrive in: You can grow Ripple Jade succulents in temperatures ranging between 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This plant is okay with average room temperatures and humidity levels.


Why Choose a Ripple Jade for Your Home?

The Ripple Jade Plant can serve other purposes besides making your home look pretty. Whether you have one or a collection of Ripple Jade Plants, you will benefit from the many positive effects it provides.


Here are some of the reasons why the Ripple Jade belongs inside your home.


  • Symbolize Good Fortune: In Asia, some cultures believe Jade Plants bring good luck to their owners. If you feel down on your luck, the Ripple Jade may provide you with better fortunes and prosperity.


  • Unique Gift: Trying to shop for a gift is not always easy. The Ripple Jade Plant is a fantastic present for a housewarming party or a friend’s birthday.


  • Promotes Calmness: According to research, people are more happy and tranquil when caring for plants. Whether it is stress from work or at home, working on your garden or caring for your Ripple Jade can help ease restlessness.


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Are Ripple Jade Plants Good Indoors & Outdoors?

The Ripple Jade Plant is not only popular as a houseplant, it can be grown outdoors too! Some landscaping companies add Ripple Jade succulent shrubs to new home gardens. This plant can thrive outside all day and night if you live in USDA hardiness zones 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, or 11a.


You can propagate a leaf from the Ripple Jade and allow the offsets to grow outside under the right conditions. The amount of maintenance it requires outdoors is practically the same as indoors. Allow this plant to receive plenty of bright sunlight (either directly or partial).


If you want to keep this plant in a garden, make sure to use well-drained soil. During summer and spring, give this plant a little more water each time the soil dries out. It requires less water in the winter.


The Ripple Jade Succulent plant cannot withstand extremely cold temperatures, or it can sustain frost damage. It also should be kept outside during heavy rainfall. Move this plant indoors until the weather improves.


Are Ripple Jade Plants Pet and Children Friendly?

Whether you keep it outside or indoors, you should place this plant away from where pets or children can reach it because it is mildly toxic. Any part of the plant can cause the following side effects if accidentally ingested.


  • Nausea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Upset Stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Minor Skin Irritation
  • Mouth Dryness


The effects are temporary, and they can be treated with the help of a veterinarian or medical doctor.


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Ripple Jade Family Relatives

The flora family that the Ripple Jade belongs to contains about 1,400 plants. Here are a few of those plants that will make great additions to your houseplant collection.


  • Variegated Jade: The Variegated Jade Succulent is one of the Ripple Jade’s closest relatives. The oval-shaped leaves are green with striped colors of yellow and cream.


  • Hens and Chicks: Also known as Sempervivum tectorum, this succulent contains a beautiful cluster of rosette pattern leaves available in different colors.


  • Panda Plant: Some plant enthusiasts also refer to this plant as the Chocolate Soldier. The dotted brown tips of the leaves make this plant stand out!


Plant Types That Are Similar to the Ripple Jade

One of the best parts about being a plant parent is adopting a variety of plants. Here are some that are hardy and easy to care for as well!


  • Chinese Evergreen: If you like to add color to your home, then the Chinese Evergreen is your plant. The leaves on this plant appear glossy and can come in other color variations such as red, silver, and dark green.


  • Rubber Plant: A member of the fig family, the Rubber Plant contains variegated cultivars that can come in various colors. The white sap from this plant was used to make rubber.


Final Thoughts – Ripple Jade

Humans have always shared a deep connection with nature. Since not everyone lives close enough to a forest, mountain, or beach, having houseplants is a quick and easy way to bring nature inside a home. If you want to add more zen to your home, then check out the selection of plants from Planted Pot!


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