There is a easy & simple homade fertilizer even for beginner gardener
Also is easy to grow Jade plants as houseplants..
They thrive indoors and outdoors in a wide range of habitats..
so they can be planted in any place..
Jade plants are very robust..
..and can serve as a plant for years to come.
Plants of this type are mostly found in warm and dry conditions..
..so they make great indoor decorative plants.
..jade plants cannot thrive in cold temperatures..
..so if you live in an area that gets too cold..
planting them inside will be a better solution.
Let’s take a look at James’s story below…
I have finansial issue..
and i worried i can’t spare the money..
for next month fertilizer..
join a gardener club..
In there I meet many veteran gardener
In there I learn a lot from their experience..
Previously, I only use fertilizer from the garden shop..
But now i know..
There are plenty good homemade fertilizer..
that even i can make my own..
from simple ingredient in home..
It’s more cheaper to make than buy
Moreover the plant will love it!
Jade Plant Planting
We have provided a step-by-step guide below..
..to help you plant a jade plant from scratch:
To begin with..
..make sure you plant your jade plant in a large and sturdy pot..
..since jade plants will grow bigger and heavier once established.
When growing a jade plant..
its soil needs to drain well in order to reduce the chance of fungal growth..
..and damage the plant.
Make sure your jade plant is not watered..
for at least one week after you have planted it..
This will help your plant to recover from any damage.
There is a list below on how to plant a stem cutting of a jade plant.
Make sure to read it!
A good place to start is..
..by getting a stem cutting already established.
Leave a cutting at least 2 inches in diameter..
..with two leaves in it for a few days in a warm place..
This will cause a callous to form that will help protect the stem..
..from damage and encourage rooting.
Next take some dirt..
..The dirt shouldn’t be wet..
..but a little moist.
You should now move the pot to a warm, sunny area..
..but not in the direct sun..
The jade plant should not be watered yet.
Check the plant by gently tugging the stem..
..after it has been re-potted..
..then wait for a week before re-potting.
The last but not least…
It is important that you water the plant gently..
..without disturbing its roots once it is strong and well-rooted.
You should wait for the soil to dry before watering your plant..
..and you shouldn’t expose it to direct sunlight until you have established it.
What Fertilizer Should You Use on Your Jade?
The lack of sunlight..
..and the deficiency of nitrogen..
..can cause the leaves of your jade plant to droop..
If you use plant food high in nitrogen..
..then this will ensure your plant gets enough nitrogen..
Use the formula 10-20-10.
Make sure you choose a liquid fertilizer..
..that is suitable for succulents..
Applying liquid fertilizer to your jade plant is a fast and easy way.
Apply liquid fertilizer on a wet day to the soil..
..and do not apply liquid fertilizer on a dry day.
proper soil mixtures..
.specifically made for succulents..
..store nutrients and minerals in the plants between fertilization..
..which is why they are referred to as succulents food..
In addition to using sphagnum peat moss..
..you can make your own mixture..
..using one part coarse perlite and two parts coarse perlite.
“Soil is to be respected, not used as a sponge; even certified organic practices can result in tremendous damage and pollution to the land. Modern farming has become more a creature of synthetic profit than a source of nourishment for people. USDA data shows food losing nutrient density, and we are experiencing a global degenerative, and auto-immune epidemic. But the good news is that we can do something about it.”
Making Your Own Soil Mix: UK 7 & UK 5, Spring 2015 Issue
Make Your Own Homemade Fertilizer
Epsom salt water can be used once a month to water your plant.
The following materials are needed for the project:
Baking soda, 1 teaspoon.
Epsom salt, 1 tsp
Salt, 1 tsp
Approximately 1 gallon of water
The last but not least…
Ammonia, ½ tsp
Mix the ingredients in a bucket and water your jade plant occasionally with this solution.
It is advisable to give your jade plant water derived from leftover coffee brewed..
Mix leftover coffee with water..
..and pour it on the jade plant..
As a result..
..the plant will maintain a green appearance and thicken the stems.
This is a way that you can fertilize your succulent..
..by using leftover eggshells..
.Here’s how it’s done:
First of all..
Place the eggshells in the jar and fill it with hot water.
Let it sit for one month..
..and keep adding more eggshells to it..
Not to cover it too tightly..
Fertilizing your plant with eggshell water mixes well with plain water.
Water your plants with this water.
This nutrient-packed water will make your jade plant very happy!
Fish Tank Water
You can use the water in your fish tank..
..to water your jade plant..
..when you change the tank water..
you can use this water to water your plants..
You’ll get the extra nutrients your plants need in aquarium water!
Your houseplants will thank you!
For using green tea on them every time you water..
..Just dilute two gallons of green tea in plain water..
Here’s a recipe you can use on your jade plant to experiment a little!
Check this out:
The shells of two eggs
Coffee grounds 1 cup
Epsom salt, 1/8 teaspoon
Water, 1 cup.
Here’s the important part…
Sprinkle around the base of the plants..
.after stirring all the things mentioned above..
Only apply this mixture every month..
Do not mix it with the soil.
Jade plants must also be provided with the right soil for them to thrive..
House plants generally require little attention..
..but good soil..
You can take advantage of this cheap and easy way to care for your jade plants..
..by using homemade fertilizer..
You probably already have all the ingredients for homemade fertilizers in your pantry..
..so you don’t need to go to the store!
Water them regularly and fertilize lightly to promote growth.
You should fertilize your jade plant once every two week..
and not water them too much..
Overwatering may cause them to become mushy and saggy.
The jade plant is the perfect plant no matter..
..if you are a skilled gardener..
..or just a beginner in the gardening field!
Since it mimics a tree ..
..it makes a great decorator..
..especially during festive times.
You almost there…
Since it is a long-lived plant..
..it also makes a wonderful gift if you want to gift it to someone..
Some people even see it as a symbol of prosperity and abundance.
Jade plants can flourish with proper care..
and some may even develop into exotic jade trees!
If you decide to starts create your first homade fertilizer..
..or already made one..
Let me know in the comment below!
There are still many recent and interesting articles about Jade Plants..
..as well as other unique information from All Things Gardener..
For further information and other inquiries..
..you can contact us here
I am a new gardener - from the covid generation. From gardening, I know how to be more patient and tend to other things besides myself.
I'm sure there are many new gardener like me. I hope I can give us helpful information through this All Things Gardener site (which is our lovely website, of course). Let's be better of taking care of our "green child" together!???
*My first friend is jade plant a.k.a money tree. It is true, we can make money from the tree. If you sell the tree, you get your money :3.