jade plant care

Enjoy the benefits of growing a jade plant! Known as the feng shui money plant, this popular succulent has many wonderful features.
A jade plant is a popular succulent with jade-colored, round fleshy leaves.
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If all the roots are rotted, its time to try your hand at some jade plant propagation by starting some new plants from leaves.
Using soapy water, “gently” wipe the mold away, place the plant in an area where it gets more light and less humidity.
If find your Jade plant losing leaves and yellowing in mass, plus some rotting… this is usually over-watering.
There are several reasons you may find a Jade plant dropping leaves.

Jade plants (Crassula argentea) produce fleshy oval leaves on thick stalks and can quickly grow into a shrub-like plant that reaches heights of 5 feet when grown indoors.
Plant jade plants in cactus soil with some added organic matter or mix your own with 1 part soil, 1 part peat moss and 3 parts coarse builder’s sand.
Fertilize jade plants with a water-soluble fertilizer designed for houseplants once every three to four months.
Jade plants do require special attention to avoid becoming top-heavy and tipping the plant pot over.

With a jade plant, you want to 1) water only when surface is dry (and less in winter), 2) make sure it's not in a low-light situation and in a place that gets plenty of direct sunlight or bright, indirect light, 3) give it plant fertilizer monthly, 4) make sure the water doesn't stand in the saucer, 5) Prune back to a lateral branch or leaf axis.
With a jade plant, you want to 1) water only when surface is dry (and less in winter), 2) make sure it’s not in a low-light situation and in a place that gets plenty of direct sunlight or bright, indirect light, 3) give it plant fertilizer monthly, 4) make sure the water doesn’t stand in the saucer, 5) Prune back to a lateral branch or leaf axis.
I was also wondering if when the leaves die if I bury them a little bit in the soil do they grow a new jade plant? I read this but wasn’t sure it was credible .
If you are happy with your jade plant the way it looks remove the new leaves to keep it from growing new branches off the main trunk.
THEN, my roomie got a flowering plant that started losing flowers daily and now my beloved Jade started having bottom leaves turn brown, hard & falling off.
I was growing it along with another jade plant as mine is quite small with only about one stem and 3 leaves.
Why does my jade plant the top part – leaves and stems starting to rot? Then it spreads to the entire stem and plant.
If your jade plant stems are soft and flexible, it sounds as if either a) your plant has gotten too much water and has root rot or b) your plant isn't getting enough moisture.

Sometime in September or early October, move your Jade plants, Christmas Cactus and last years Poinsettia into their ‘no night light’ environment.

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A yearly cycle for an indoor Jade is usually growth in the early spring, and the plant gets regular water (dilute fertilizer if desired), summer when there is little growth visible and the plant should be allowed to go very dry between waterings.
In the fall, around the Equinox, the nights lengthen and cool, and if the plant experiences the cool then water should be withheld, and expect leaf drop as well as some of the branches.
How often does my Jade (Crassula ovata) need water? The common Jade plant, Crassula ovata, is one member of a large family of plants, the Crassulaceae.
When new growth shows (after bloom if the plant flowers), water and fertilizer can be given, but always allow the plant to dry before drenching it thoroughly.
When the days get short, withhold the water completely and let the plant withstand the cool nights.
Often times the Jades in the house also react by shedding copious amounts of leaves, leading many people to water their plant.

Jade plants are succulents with thick, shiny, rounded dark green leaves arranged opposite each other on thick stems which, with age, become woody looking.
If leaves break off the plant or you need to prune it to keep it from toppling over, the removed pieces can be used to start new plants.
Gently wipe the leaves of Jade plants from time to time to remove dust.
Jade plants are usually started from cuttings and the plant will look just like its parent.
Over watered Jade plants will shrivel just like a dry Jade as the root system rots so make sure to feel the surface before watering.
Let the Jade plant dry out between watering, but don’t let the leaves shrivel.
The leaves and stems of Jade plants are brittle and break easily.
Jade plants prefer full sun such as a south or west window indoors but do fairly well in bright indirect light.
Jade plants which are native to South Africa, are usually kept as houseplants and can live in your home for dozens of years if they are well cared for.
In many Jade plants the leaves are edged in red.
As a succulent Jade plants need to be planted in a well drained planting medium.
In the winter Jade plants will need less water.
Jade plants are readily available on the market and are a fairly easy houseplant to grow.
Jade plants tend to have shallow root systems and often become top heavy.
When you see new leaves on the Jade plant it means it has rooted.
Jade plants, (Crassula ovata), also called Dollar plants, are in the stonecrop family, which has many hardy species.
Heavy clay pots may help anchor the Jade plant and keep the pot from tipping over.
Jade plants are more likely to bloom when they are in full sun conditions.
In the home Jade plants can grow to 3’ tall and wide.
In the right conditions Jade plants will bloom in late winter- early spring.

Is there anybody that is "bugged" about your bonsai jade? Has anything changed such as temperature, light exposure, fertilization, watering schedule, water source, or anything else that may be affecting the plant? It almost sounds like a minor herbicide problem such as drift from outside, contamination from a container used for watering or seepage into a well water source.
Finally, as Jade is a succulent, adjust your watering schedule to meet the needs of the plant – low requirements for water in winter; more in summer when active growth is taking place but always allowing it to dry between waterings.
Q: I’ve been reading through some of your jade plant questions and answers and I didn’t find any mention of deformed new leaves.
Q: Can you give me instructions on how to take care of a jade plant, such as how much water and sun light is needed, if any fertilizer is needed and any other advice you can give me.
I have a variegated Jade plant that is dropping small branches, and the new plants that are growing in the pot are rotting from the bottom up.
Q: My grandmother has had her jade plant for about 10 years and within the past week or two the leaves have all started falling off.
Q: I have a jade plant that my cat knocked over breaking off three or four good-size branches (if that’s what you call them) and a lot of leaves.
Q: I was reading questions and answers on the jade plant that stated the plant could be propagated by stem or leaves, but I do not know how to do this.
We read your questions on jade plants and comparing symptoms, figure the plant possibly developed root rot.
During the past week, I have noticed that the leaves on the jade plant in the hall are falling off and the plant looks limp.
Q: I have noticed that some of the old leaves on my jade plant look wrinkled, but the new leaves look perfectly healthy.
Q: I have white powder circles on the tops of some leaves on my jade plant.
I’ve never had a plant before but have always been fascinated by jade plants.
You will see them occur along the trunk and/or branches of the jade plant, especially when air conditions are humid, or anywhere that the plant’s branches touch the soil.
Q: We have a rather large jade plant (Crassula) that has been doing extremely well for more than twenty years.
Q: I have a jade plant with leaves that are shriveled and dropping off.
The leaves are not the big, juicy green jade plant leaves that I know.
Mother Nature has been fooled by this jade plant, perhaps because it has sat in the same southern exposure spot for three years.
I had our plant pathologist in the plant diagnostic lab run a culture on your Jade leaves.
Q: Our 8-week-old golden retriever puppy won’t stop eating the leaves off my very old jade plant.
This time, move the jade to a place where it can get some indirect light, as well supplemental light from a plant light.
Q: I have a fairly large jade plant that has been in the same location(lots of light) for two years now.
Q: I have been growing a jade plant for about 10 years.
Q: I have a jade plant that has a hard, brown layering on top of the leaf and wraps slightly around the bottom of the leaf closest to the stem.
I checked my plant book and it said jade plants in a house will never bloom.
Jade plants need plenty of light, modest to minimal water during the winter months, fertilization during active periods of growth, regular pruning to keep them from becoming top-heavy and monitoring for scale, mealybugs, and spidermites.
Q: In the east window of my living room is a very large jade plant which has grown from a small slip to it present size.
A: You might have a jade plant with a root rot problem.
Q: My mother gave me a jade plant last winter when she moved into an apartment and didn’t have room for it.
Q: I recently repotted my jade plant but now have found very little worm-like things in the soil.
Q: I am a new jade plant owner, but I have this funny superstition about jade plants.
Q: I rooted a jade plant for my aunt and it’s been growing fine.
My husband and I are going through some financial difficulties right now and the jade plant that I have had for more than six years is now looking poorly, with part of it obviously dying.
Enjoy your jade plant, but don’t overwater or fertilize it while there is no active growth taking place.
My plant is doing just fine but I’m wondering if you have any suggestions on how to encourage the base of the plant to thicken? It is a very full jade and is currently about 6 inches tall.
Jade also lends itself to easy propagation, so whatever you cut off, try and root it in a 50-50 sand and peat mixture to perpetuate the plant for family or friends.
Q: I have assumed the care of a large jade plant that is completely infested with scale.
A: On the surface, it sounds like you are doing everything alright for the jade plant, with adequate sunlight and keeping it on the dry side.
Q: I have a jade plant that seems healthy, except for two large limbs that are hanging over the edge of the pot.
Q: I’m hoping you can give me some information on how to redirect the growth of my jade plant.
Q: I inherited a jade plant last summer that was quite large.
Q: We have a large, old jade plant with two large trunks growing in a V shape.
Q: Why won’t my Jade plant grow? What would be the best conditions to keep my jade plant in so that it will grow? It’s about 5 inches tall.
Q: I have a jade plant directly under a fluorescent light on my desk.
I bought a little jade plant about two or three years ago.
Q: I have a jade plant I repotted and it has exponentially developed white gooey junk around all of the nodes and at the base of the plant.
Q: I bought a jade plant approximately three years ago.
Q: Six months ago, I was at a coffee shop and was admiring the large jade plant they had near the counter.
To be on the safe side, take cuttings from leaves or branches that are not infested and root them in a sand/peat (50/50) mixture to perpetuate your mom’s plant.
Is this a sign of a healthy plant or have we shocked the thing into propagation? We’ve seen no signs of insects or mold, but a few leaves turned brown and dropped from their stems.
Q: This is to pass on information about a jade plant I have had for about six years.
Q: I’ve had a jade plant for five or six years.
Q: I have a jade plant I bought at a garage sale five years ago.
This began when a perfectly old (15 or more years) jade plant accidentally was left outside last fall.
Q: My jade plant is in need of pruning and repotting to a larger pot.
Q: My husband has owned a beautiful jade plant for 12 years.
Q: I bought a jade plant while I was visiting my mother-in-law two years ago.
Q: My Grandmother gave me a jade plant when I visited her last summer.
The only problem I see is on the jade plant.
What can I do to get rid of them? In addition, I was rather grossed out by all the worms, bugs and molds that I read about on your jade plant Web site.
Q: I bought a jade plant about eight months ago.
Q: My jade plant is very tall and leggy, but healthy.
It really bothers me that I seem to have trouble with this jade plant, as according to my mother, it is supposed to be bringing me luck.
Q: A jade plant that I’ve had for over 10 years is in trouble.
If you live in a frost-free zone and have a good, protected location for a jade, then go ahead and plant it outdoors.
My jade plant, which I dearly and have owned for just a few short months, has collapsed on me.
Q: I just bought a huge jade plant for my garden, but people are telling me that jade can’t be planted outdoors.
I had another jade plant in the house at the time.
Q: My mom has had a jade plant for around 10 years.
Q: I’ve had my jade plant for years.
My mother has two variegated and one completely white jade plant.
Q: I am seeking information on how to save a jade plant that my mother gave me before she passed away.
Q: I have had a jade plant since I was 16 years old.
Q: I have had this jade plant for a few years.
Q: I recently bought a large jade plant.
If possible, try and root some of the leaves or healthy, firm stems to perpetuate the plant so you don’t lose the plant if it comes down to that.
Q: My jade plant has what looks like spots of mold on it.
A: Jade and aloe are succulent plants, which means they posses fleshy leaves and stems with the ability to store water so if you think they need to be watered, they don’t.
Q: I was given a jade plant as a about six months ago.
Because of the hot weather, half of a large jade plant in the backyard collapsed.

Jade plant care instructions say that jade plants do best in day time temperatures of 65-75 degrees F.
An important thing to keep in mind is that you should water your jade plant in the regular way and then water it with the fertilizer water.
For proper jade plant care, you need to fertilize your jade plant about once every six months.
With a little TLC and proper jade plant care, your pretty jade plant might one day become a pretty jade tree.
Keep reading to learn how to care for a jade plant.
Jade plant care is easy and simple.
If your jade plant is losing leaves or has leaf spots, this is most commonly caused by too little water.
But you do not need to be lucky to learn what the proper care and maintenance of jade plants is.
As you can see, how to care for a jade plant is pretty simple.
Rather, water your jade plant when the top of soil is just dry to the touch.
Don’t water your jade plant on a schedule.
But also, do not water a jade plant too often, as this can cause root rot.
Another important aspect of the care and maintenance of jade plants is how much sun they receive.
Learning about the care and maintenance of jade plants (Crassula ovata) is easy.
One of the most important things when you care for jade plants is to make sure that they are watered properly.
The most important factors to consider when growing jade houseplants is water, light, temperature, and fertilizer.
Never fertilize your jade plant when the soil is dry, as this will damage the roots.

Jade Plant Pruning Tips With small potted plants, pruning is needed to reduce the leaf coverage and maintain a pleasing appearance.
You can even propagate the jade plant using leaves, take a single leaf from a stem, leave it to dry for 1-2 days and then root it at a 30° angle in some soil.
Tip #4: Jade plants will grow back vigorously even after a severe pruning, so you can prune a lot or a little of the plant.
If you want your jade plant to branch more, then prune just above a leaf node (section of stem from which branch grows).
Tip #9: During the winter, pests are most attracted to a jade plant and the plant is most vulnerable during the cold season, so pruning can help reduce leaf coverage, meaning less pests.
Even if you trim away the plant’s leaves and only roots are left in the soil, the jade plant will regrow.
The Jade plant is a very popular household plant and one facet of its care, involves pruning.
Tip #5: Prior to pruning, imagine what you want your jade plant to look like.
The captivating rich jade color of the leaves lends the plant its name.
Tip #1: A jade plant is a top-heavy plant – where the top of the plant is abundant and heavy with leaves.
Tip #10: Do not throw away the leaves or branches from pruning the plant.
The plant is at its most appealing with a dense foliage of glossy leaves but there are some tips and tricks as to its pruning procedure.

To add to it? I didn’t realize these plants could turn into trees and lives for years and years! I was at an appointment the other day and there was a 10 year old jade plant there! It looked amazing!! I was sad that I totally killed mine (normally I’m really great with plants!) but now I have a new goal; to grow a tree!! I know it will take a many many years but how cool would that be? Have a plant that’s growing with you! So here are my inspiration photos and for all of you that need a little Jade Plan care tips (apparently I did! I cared too much and it turns out I over watered.

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Easily cultivated, Crassulas require a free draining mix and good light to keep them compact, encourage good leaf colour and promote flowering.

When potting the cuttings, remember that you will want to use your finger to prepare the hole for the cutting so that the rooting hormone you have applied doesn’t get wiped right off the base of the cuttings once inserted in the soil.
When I do get the nerve to do major pruning, if needed, what is the best way to propagate the cuttings? I have read so many different things on line: …use a leaf, …use a cutting, ….put it in water right away, …do not water for weeks, .

Also called a "money tree" and thought to bring good luck, Moore recommends jade because of its longevity.
Best of all, there’s no need to spend more on a large plant, the best thing about a jade is watching it grow huge and healthy under your care.
Water your jade with the “drench and drain” method, allowing the soil to dry out before completely soaking the root system again.

My last thought is that perhaps my plant needs at least one full year of this treatment in order to establish a cycle of contrasts between warm and cold, bright sun and a dark winter, in order to kickstart the impulse to bloom.
Our neighbor also has a huge monster of a jade plant and hers blooms every year – she keeps it in her south-facing windows and the temps are similar as she also heats with wood.
By coincidence, I was at Allan Gardens for the Christmas show this year and photographed the huge jade plants in the cactus house, fully in bloom.
Five to ten years ago I rescued a jade plant leaf from a big box store’s garbage bin and brought it home to see if it would root.
When my daughter officially moved out of my house to start her adult life, a leaf fell off her jade plant.

The Jade Plant is characterized by plump, full leaves with a glossy appearance coming off of thick stems.
The Jade Plant is an easy houseplant to care for, thus why you see many people having them.
A good way to tell if you houseplant is not receiving enough water is if the usually plump leaves become wrinkled.

To care for indoor jade plants, keep them very dry, give them small amounts of water, and put them in bright, sunny windows.
To care for indoor jade plants, keep them very dry, give them small amounts of water, and put them in bright, sunny windows.
To care for indoor jade plants, keep them very dry, give them small amounts of water, and put them in bright, sunny windows.
Jade plant (Crassula argenta) also referred to Jade tree is grown an indoor houseplant that is easy to care for and can last for many years.
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They get leafy too – you can also cut off the leaves if they have a bit of stalk, and BAM! Another plant! Lucky Bamboo is also unique in that you keep it in shady areas of your house with only ambient light.
I really need some advice I have peace lily which I bought 2months back &its full with healthy green leaves now it has some baby leaves but the leaves getting brown not yellow and not flower since I bought the plant.
I keep joking with my husband that I'm going to pull out all the plants in our yard and plant fake ones because we're so awful with keeping them alive.
This plant is definitely different looking, as its point long leaves eventually bud into flowers, that then die and turn into smaller spider plants.
Because it only requires a little bit of sunlight and doesn’t need a lot of care, it’s the perfect plant that won’t die easily, no matter how much you neglect it.
With its out-of-the-ordinary leaves and pink flowers that bloom during the winter, the jade plant can make a good addition to your home.
not on the list , but i've been told it's also a plant that's hard to kill but i've managed to kil one anyway, is an aloe plant.
This cactus is an extremely easy plant to take care of, and usually doesn’t require re-potting.
"Lucky Bamboo", while technically a grass, is the easiest plant I've ever had to take care of.
This plant is extremely easy to take care of, and it’ll bloom once a year to bring some color into your living space.
Some people seem to just have the touch and ideas to keep a garden looking beautiful throughout all of the seasons, or maybe they just know how to take good care of indoor house plants.
Some people seem to just have the touch and ideas to keep a garden looking beautiful throughout all of the seasons, or maybe they just know how to take good care of indoor house plants.
The ZZ plant can live without having enough water, and doesn’t require a specific type of lighting in order to grow.
My jade plant isn't doing so well and I already killed my lucky bamboo =(.
It’s important to be sure you don’t over-water it, but not watering it enough also damages the plant.
Though this plant is nothing but leaves, it surely adds a good amount of color to any bland room in your home.

• Ribbon Plant (Corn Plant, Cornstalk Plant, Dracaena, Dragon Tree): Vomiting (occasionally with blood), depression, anorexia, hypersalivation, dilated pupils (cats).
it doesn’t say which part of the corn plant is toxic, but from all the descriptions of other plants I believe it would require direct contact to produce symptoms.
• Calla Lily: Oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty swallowing.
• Begonia: Oral irritation, intense burning and irritation of mouth, tongue and lips, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty swallowing.
• Corn Plant: Vomiting (occasionally with blood), depression, anorexia, hypersalivation, dilated pupils (cats).
• Cycads (Sago Palm, Fern Palm): Vomiting (may be bloody), dark stools, jaundice, increased thirst, bloody diarrhea, bruising, liver failure, death.
To avoid unexpected vet visits, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most common toxic plants for cats and dogs.

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Crassula ovata, Jade Plant is a native of South Africa and, therefore, doesn’t fall into the usual realm of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Click on this link to an excellent website from the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, which gives very good information on the care of your plant.
After you have read the material on care of this plant, you will be able to examine the cultural practices you have been using, such as how much moisture the plant needs and how often, feeding, etc.

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