8 Common Jade Plant Pests (and How to Deal With Them)

Jade Plant, more correctly known as Crassula ovata, is a popular succulent, rich in symbolism, and is commonly grown as a houseplant. Find out what potentially threatens your Jade Plant’s health and how to protect it with proper care.

Common Jade Plant Pests & Diseases – The Essentials Jade Plants are attacked by aphids, mealybugs, scale insects, and spider mites. These are all treated with insecticidal soaps, Neem oil, or hand removal.

The Most Common Jade Plant Pests and Diseases (& How to Identify Them)

Bright white and almost fluffy-looking mealybugs are tiny pests that can cause a lot of damage.   First, they directly damage Jade Plants by biting into the leaves and sucking out the sap.


Spider mites aren’t a common problem on Jade Plants, but they can move over from a more readily infested plant in the nursery or at your home.

Spider mites

You may notice a raised brown or black spot on a leaf that seems to move every once in a while. It’s not mechanical damage; it’s an insect known as a scale.


Tiny and green in most cases, aphids are hard to spot until they start leaving sunken spots in the leaves.


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