Grow Jade in Hanging Basket, Is That Possible?
In the 1970s jade was the quintessential houseplant and it was cultivated in hanging macramé planters.
Macramé is back today and the jade plants have luckily not vanished.
The explanation for this is that they are among the easiest houseplants to maintain, and who doesn’t like simple ones?
To turn jade into a bonsai looking plant, it requires plenty of regular careful pruning…
…and monitoring to shape it into a tree. The care requirement may seem overwhelming to you…
…but if you’re like me and like to ‘do very little’ but still want to plant jade then this ible is perfect for you.
Hanging basket jade plants look beautiful and do not require much pruning or special care.
Here we have story form Kamel, about his experience having jade plant in basket for the very first time
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I have a terrace garden in my home with lots of plants in hanging baskets which saves a lot of space. If you live in an apartment with balcony, this approach for planting jades will suit you best. Jade plant in hanging baskets looks magnificent and requires almost no pruning or special care.Tarun Upadhyaya, expertise in everything from gardening and author from instructables.com
This article will show you how to grow jade in hanging basket.
How To Choose
Crassula ovata with its fleshy oval leaves is the easiest to find when looking for jade plants.
If you can find them there are some cultivars of this plant that are enjoyable to produce.
Spoon jade plants for example have leaves that resemble fingers and have spoons on the ends.
Both jade plants sold as houseplants whether they have flat or finger-like leaves need the same level of treatment.
If you live anywhere, where you can buy jade plants in a garden center’s outdoor section…
…pay careful attention to the tags because they can need different treatment than those grown indoors.
Where To Rise and Care
If you’re going to grow jade plants as houseplants choose the brightest spot in the house.
They can also withstand intense sunlight coming in through the window is something many houseplants cannot do…
…without being sunburned. Jade plants will survive if only a small amount of bright light…
….is provided but they will not thrive. Even, since jade plants like most tropical plants despite…
…the cold keep them away from drafty windows and doors.
Here’s the Next!
It’s fine to grow jade plants in areas with insufficient light but they won’t thrive.
Jade plants like most tropical plants despite the cold so keep them away….
…from drafty windows and doors.
Summer is a wonderful time to take your jade plant outside and enjoy it.
Shift the container outside to a safe location until night time temperatures reach at least 65 degrees F.
Allow the plant to become accustomed to being outside for a few days before relocating it to a location…
…with more sunshine as sunlight is more intense outside.
You’ll want to give your jade plant plenty of morning sun while shielding it from the hot afternoon sun.
When nighttime temperatures begin to drop again in the fall bring plants back inside.
Select a Good Pot With Excellent Drainage
When selecting the ideal pot for a jade plant there are many factors to consider.
This plant can have dense woody stems and plump voluminous leaves for instance.
As new shoots and leaves emerge and stems thicken with development the plant can become top-heavy…
…after a while despite its slow growth.
Additionally the plant cannot tolerate “wet feet” or water accumulated at the base of the pot…
…so it is extremely important to provide a pot with proper drainage…
…to prevent this condition which may lead to root rot.
For these reasons the jade plant does best in a pot that provides a wide sturdy base to support…
….the weight of the plant as it releases new stems and leaves over time and one that allows for maximum drainage.
Given these factors a ceramic pot or a sturdy plastic pot with good drainage
…which keeps the soil and roots from getting too wet is the best home for a jade plant.
Both types of pots can keep your plant happy and safe if you use a free draining combination.
Just slightly larger than the diameter of the plant the pot should be.
So, if your new plant is around 4 inches in diameter, a 5 inch pot will suffice for a year or two.
Here’s the main things!
Do I Have To Repot
Yes, indeed it’s always a little fun to get your hands dirty and it’s also good for your vine.
Repotting the plant also provides it with new potting soil.
Your plant will not only be able to maintain its current size but it will also have the ability to grow bigger.
Repotting doesn’t necessarily involves going up a pot size at first.
Repotting can include replacing old potting mix that has lost its nutritional value.
However your plant will ultimately need a larger container.
First Step Grow Jade in Hanging Basket : What All You Need
All you need is a few simple items. Here’s the list:
- You can pick a jade plant of any size, so long as it has branches on all sides.
- With a hanging mechanism, this plastic basket can hang from a hook.
- Gravel and soil for gardening. It is important to make sure you buy organic and fast-draining soil if you are buying ready-made soil.
It’s just that simple!
Second Step Grow Jade in Hanging Basket: Planting Your Jade
The following is how you plant jade in a hanging basket:
- Put gravel on the base of the basket.
- Make sure to leave at least 1/2″ of space between the soil and the top of the basket.
- The basket should have a small hole dug in the middle.
- Plant the plant in the hole after removing it from the propagation pot.
- Place soil around the plant into the gap and gently press down on the soil.
- Install the hangers.
- Make sure the basket gets direct sunlight so the plant can thrive.
Your jade is done. Seriously, you need to watch until it gets to a magnificently beautiful looking state.
Third Step Grow Jade In Basket: How to Care for Your Jade Hanging Basket
While hanging jade does not require a lot of special care, here are some things you should know about jade:
- It’s best to hang your hanging where you have full sun, but partially shaded is okay, too.
- Because jade is succulent, it doesn’t need a lot of water, which is why we used well-drained soil. Water your jade when the soil on top of the basket is almost dry.
- Based on personal experience, general-purpose fertilizer for succulents like Jade works well. You may be able to find a specific product for succulents like Jade at your local garden center.
- I keep jade hanging even with a cold climate, but experts say if it is too cold you may want to move them inside.
- The Jade Plant is prone to mealybugs, spider mites, snails, and aphids. I suggest spraying the plant with water to kill any mealybugs.
- Planting: As long as you have a hanging basket, you do not have to prune the jade plant. However, in case it keeps growing taller than the container, just prune the top of the plant. This will allow new growth from the sides.
- Every 2-3 weeks, I rotate my hanging basket to allow the other side to receive sunlight. This is a standard process for almost every plant that you grow in a hanging basket to make sure everything receives sunlight evenly.
Last but not least!
Final Step Grow Jade in Hanging Basket: Propagation of Jade from Cuttings
After you propagate a jade plant, you won’t need to buy one again. See, grow a jade in basket is not hard right?
Here is how to propagate a jade plant using cuttings:
- Cut a soft 6″ branch from a healthy and fully grown mother plant.
- Leave about 3″ of stem at the bottom after removing the leaves.
- In a small cup or a bottle, put the stem in water.
- When the cutting becomes roots after several weeks, allow the roots to grow for around 1/2″ to 1″.
See having jade plant is good choice for you to have! It’s cool, its famous, it’s easy to have and care!
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