Jade plant 'Hummel's Sunset' Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' (v)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Not blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
Jade plant 'Hummel's Sunset'
Jade plant 'Hummel's Sunset'
Jade plant 'Hummel's Sunset'


The popular, award-winning Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' is an evergreen succulent subshrub with glossy, rounded, fleshy green leaves with golden yellow tips and red edges. With age, the sturdy gray trunk and sturdy limbs become massive and thick.
Can grow up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide.
Tip coloration becomes even more intense during the cooler months of the year.
Clusters of small stellate white or pale pink flowers bloom profusely from fall through spring.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Golden jade tree, Money tree, Jade tree, Jade plant, Dollar plant

    • Common names

      Crassula ovata 'Sunset'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Jade plant shows signs of toxicity in humans when the sap of the plant comes in contact with the skin. Skin irritation symptoms include itching or burning sensation.
      Jade plant should also not be swallowed because the leaves contain small amounts of arsenic. So keep the plant away from children and wear gloves when handling it.

    • To pets

      Poisonous to all animals. Signs of poisoning are vomiting, depression, incoordination.
      Keep Jade plant out of reach of animals. If you suspect that your pet has ingested any part of the plant, contact your veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves

      Green with golden yellow tips and red edges

    • Flower color

      White or pale pink

    • Height

      Up to 3 feet

    • Spread

      Up to 2 feet

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      South Africa


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    Improves indoor air quality;
    Increases the humidity in the room;
    Brings good luck to the home;
    Easy to care for.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    It can clean the air. According to a study by the State University of New York, Jade plant can remove volatile organic compounds such as formaldehyde, acetone, benzene and toluene.

  • leavesOther Uses

    Jade Plant 'Gollum' is a good choice for small containers and a great plant for terrariums.
    This plant received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Feng shui claims that Jade plant has a positive effect on mental health by nourishing chi.
    According to feng shui, all kinds of Jade plants are a symbol of money and prosperity.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The best indoor plant for a Taurus is the Jade plant. It grows slowly and steadily. It is easy to care for, and its small and round leaves are considered good luck for Taurus.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    Jade plant is a symbol of money and prosperity. It is believed that the plant brings wealth to its owners.

20000 - 50000 Lux
Every 2 - 3 years
Spring, summer
  • water dropWater

    The jade plant is native to deserts and semi-deserts, so it tolerates even temporary drought quite easily. Even if the plant is forgotten and not watered for a very long time, it may drop a few leaves, but remain alive. 
    Too wet soil in general is unacceptable.
    Between waterings, the soil should dry out by 2/3.
    During vegetation (spring and summer), water 1-2 times a week. In winter - once a month. If the plant is in a cool room - it can not be watered. However, you should still pay attention to the plant. If you notice that the leaves have become wrinkled, water the plant.

  • sunLight

    Jade plant grows best in bright direct light. A sunny window is ideal.
    It can also grow in darker conditions. However, if there is not enough light, the plant will change in appearance.

  • thermometerTemperature

    In summer, the ideal temperature is 64 - 71° F during the day and 57 - 60° F at night.
    In winter, the temperature is maintained at 60 - 64° F.
    During the cold season, it is necessary to protect from drafts and cold air.
    Can survive at lower temperatures of 30° F. At lower temperatures, the color of the leaves becomes more intense.

  • scissorsPruning

    If you want to form a thick trunk, pruning the side shoots should be started early. For the crown itself to have a definite shape, you need to continually prune the shoots with a clean pruning shear. Pruning can be done at any time of the year if you feel it is necessary, but it is best done in spring or summer when your plant is actively growing.

  • bambooSoil

    Jade plants need a very well-drained soil mixture to prevent root rot.
    A soil mixture consisting of sod soil, leaf soil, mulch, and sand in a 2:1:1:1:1 ratio is used.
    You can also use ready-made cactus soil with 7 ounces of biohumus added for every 7 pound of soil.
    The pH of the soil should be between 5.5 and 6.5.

  • plantRepotting

    After purchase, Jade plant needs to be transplanted after 2 weeks.
    Jade plant should be transplanted regularly. This is especially important for young plants, as the plant grows quickly and the roots need more space.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Jade plant grows well in a room with moderate humidity. High humidity level can cause festering of the stem and leaves, and too dry air will contribute to leaf fall.
    A humidity level between 30 - 50% is suitable.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      All year round

    • Outdoor

      It grows well outdoors in its natural habitat. 
      In other regions it is possible to grow outdoors under the right conditions: temperature should not be lower than 60° F (or briefly lowered to 30° F) and a bright place.

    • Hardiness zone

      10 - 12 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Jade plant very rarely blooms in room conditions. Sometimes the first flowering may occur after 10 years, but more often it does not occur at all.
    If the Jade plant does bloom, it has white or pale pink flowers that give off a strong sweet fragrance. 
    Flowering lasts a long time, up to 3 months.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • It can be easily propagated by stem cuttings, leaf cuttings, or basal shoots.
      The cuttings should be taken in the spring.
      Take stem cuttings 2-3 inches long and plant them in a 2-3 inch pot with equal parts of a mixture of peat moss and sand and keep it at normal room temperature in bright shaded light.

  • insectPests

    Spider mite, Diaspididae, Whitefly, Mealybug, Aphid

  • microbeDiseases

    Root Rot