I'm sensitive to pollen, dust, and pet dander, but my wife wants a jade plant for our apartment. As far as I know, jade plants are a non-fragrant plant, and shouldn't produce any allergens, but I've never owned one before.

Can a jade plant cause any issues for those sensitive to allergens?

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If, when you say jade plant, you mean Crassula ovata, it should be fine - will need dusting to keep your allergy problems down though. It does flower, which means pollen, but rarely indoors and only after several years and only then if its in a very sunny spot.

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  • Indeed I do mean the Crassula ovata. I'll edit that into my question. Thank you - this is a very useful answer.
    – Zibbobz
    Jun 11, 2015 at 18:02

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