Jade is a forgiving grower and makes a great choice for beginners. Just give it a well-draining soil, bright sun, and protection from hard frost. Eventually, mature, outdoor shrubs do not need irrigation at all. You can even observe C. ovata shrink during drought and swell when rehydrated. Jade reproduces readily from cuttings, but plants also produce dense clusters of white, star-shaped blossoms in the winter. Crassula can show tiny white or black dots on their leaves. These are healthy, water-transferring pores called “hydathodes” and not a sign of disease.