Jade is a fantastic indoor plant particularly when grown in a terracotta pot jade plants are long-live.
Succulent houseplants that are both hard and easy to grow jade plants indoors.
Learn how to look after your jade plant.
Because of their thick woody stems and oval-shaped leaves jade plants have a miniature tree-like…
…appearance making them suitable for use as a decorative houseplant.
They can reach heights of three feet or more when growing jade plants indoors and they are often passed down…
…from generation to generation.
Jade plants thrive in the moist dry conditions found in most homes.
One of the advantages of owning a jade plant is how easy it is to propagate it”Jeanne Rostaing, contribtor Gardenista
Keep the plant well-watered during the growing jade plant season (spring and summer) and keep it drier….
…during the dormant season winter or fall.
Even during the growing jade plant season however since jade. is vulnerable to rot the soil…
…should be allowed to fully dry between waterings.
Growing jade plants can be done in a landscape outside in areas…
…with a year-round moderate dry climate (typically Zone 10 and warmer).
Because jade is it’s best to grow jade plant in containers and bring it inside when the temperature drops below 50°F (10°C)
Here’s the story of Jean’s parents, about their experience, growing Jade Plant.
Let us hear Jean’s story
My dad has been obsessed with the idea of growing jade plant for years.
He’s always talked about how beautiful they are and how he wants one to be in his living room.
Finally, my mom agreed to buy one for him last year when we went on vacation in Hong Kong…
…because she knew this was something that would make him happy.
I remember when we got home and I unpacked all our stuff there it was the small pot with the green plant…
…gently poking out from inside.
My dad had never taken care of plants before so he immediately looked up how to take care of it online while my mom…
…offered her help as well since she grew them as a little girl too.
Together, they both caring this plant.
Like their own little baby, its so happy seeing them together like that again.
Here’s why you should choose your jade plant as your house plant
How To Choose Jade Plant
When looking for jade plants look for Crassula Ovata a “straight species” with fleshy oval leaves that are easy to spot.
If you can find them there are some cultivars of the plant that are also enjoyable to growing jade plant….
…spoon jade plants, for example have 2 to 3-inch long tubular leaves that resemble fingers with spoons…
on the ends also known as “Gollum Jade”.
All jade plants sold as houseplants have the same care requirements so you can treat them the same way….
whether their leaves are flat or finger-like.
If you live somewhere where you can buy jade plants in the garden center outdoor sections pay attention…
….to the plant tags as they may require slightly different care than those growing jade plants indoors.
Here we go,,,
Where to Growing Jade Plants
Choose the brightest spot in the house if you’re going to growing jade plants as houseplants.
They can also withstand direct sunlight from the window which many houseplants can’t do without getting sunburned.
Even if only a small amount of bright light is provided jade plants will survive but not thrive.
Keep jade plants away from drafty windows and doors as they, like most tropical plants despise the cold.
This summer, do you want to take and growing jade plant outside?
Place the container outside in a safe location until the temperature reaches at least 65°Fahrenheit overnight.
Allow for a few days for the plant to adjust to being outside before moving it to a location with more sunlight…
…as sunlight is stronger outside.
Your jade plant should be placed so that it gets plenty of morning sun while being protected from the stronger afternoon rays.
Bring plants back inside when the night-time temperatures start to drop again in the fall.
How to Plant Jade
How to Plant Jade, here’s how!
- Make sure that the container you choose has at least one drainage hole and is no bigger than the root ball of your jade plant. Jade plants don’t mind being crowded.
- Then fill the container 13% full with a good mixture of fertilizer and potting soil that offers excellent drainage and a little food to help your jade plant grow.
- Place the plant in the pot so that the root ball is about an inch below the edge of the container allow for watering.
- More potting mix can be placed around the root ball and gently patted.
- You can water your jade plant thoroughly and let it drain. Place a saucer under the pot and move the jade plant inside.
How to Growing Jade and Propagate It
As a succulent, jade plants are very easy to start from single leaves or cuttings. Here’s how:
Take a leaf or a stem cutting from an established plant.
A perfect stem cutting will have two pairs of leaves and be 2–3 inches long.
Allow your leaf or cutting to sit in a warm place for several days;
a callous will form over the cut area, preventing rot and encouraging rooting.
Collect your pot and a potting mix that drains well. Use a somewhat damp but not warm soil.
Take the leaf and lay it horizontally on top of the dirt covering the cut end with some soil.
Put a stem cutting upright in the soil, if it won’t stand on its own prop it up with a few small rocks or toothpicks.
Place the pot in a warm indirect light setting.
Do not irrigate. The leaf or cutting will begin to send out roots after a week or two.
Offer the plant a gentle poke or pull after a week or so, to see if it has rooted itself in place.
If it hasn’t, give it a few more days and test it gently!
Every few days! Water the plant thoroughly and carefully until it appears to be strongly rooted.
Gently water the plant with something like a turkey baster to avoid disturbing the roots too much.
You want to allow the roots to expand downward for water not towards the surface…
….so make sure you don’t just get the top layer of the soil.
Allow the soil to dry between waterings and holds the plant away from direct sunlight until it has established itself.
How to Care for Jade Plants
Per day, jade plants need at least 4 hours of direct sunlight.
Young jade plants should be kept in bright indirect sunlight…
…whereas larger well-established jade plants can tolerate more direct sunlight.
Kitchens and offices with a south-facing opening as well as western-facing windows are usually perfect spots…
…with just enough sun.
Room temperature (65° to 75°F / 18° to 24°C) is ideal for jade plants but they prefer slightly cooler…
…temperatures at night and in the winter down to 55°F / 13°C.
Note that jade is not frost tolerant so if you leave it outside during the summer bring it inside once…
…the temperatures drop to around 50°F (10°C) in the autumn.
Watering jade plants correctly is very important:
When the plant is aggressively growing jade plant in the spring and summer it may take more water…
…than at other times of the year.
Water it thoroughly and wait until the soil has dried out completely before watering it again.
This means that depending on how easily the soil dries out you will need to water it once a week or once a month.
The plant can go dormant in the fall and winter causing it to slow or stop growing jade plant entirely.
It won’t need much water during this period.
Water it less often than in the spring and summer and let the soil dry completely between waterings.
During the dormancy time large well-established jades can only need one or two waterings.
When watering stop splashing water on the leaves as this can cause rot in a humid climate.
Since jade plants are susceptible to salts in tap water use filtered or distilled water….
…instead if your tap water isn’t up to par. If the plant begins to drop leaves the leaves begin to shrivel or brown spots…
…develop on the leaves the plant requires additional water.
The plant is getting too much water if the leaves get squishiest and waterlogged.
Jade plants should only be given a small amount of food.
Using a diluted solution of a normal liquid houseplant fertilizer or a cactus and succulent fertilizer.
Over the winter, keep the plants away from drafty areas and away from cold walls.
Repotting Jade Plants
Jade plants don’t mind being root bound in a small pot. In fact, keeping them root bound will keep the jade smaller…
…and more manageable. Repot young jade plants once every 2 to 3 years to encourage growth.
With older jade, repot once every 4 to 5 years or as necessary.
Early in the spring just before the growing jade plant season starts transplant.
After repotting, give the plant a week or two without watering.
To avoid inadvertently burning fresh roots wait at least a month before fertilizing.
Some varieties of jade may develop red leaf tips if given sufficient lighting.
Under stems and leaves mealybugs or scale may be hiding.
To get rid of the bugs spray them with water or gently brush them away with rubbing alcohol…
….on a paper towel or cotton swab. To eliminate the pests offspring multiple applications will be needed.
It might be preferable to take a clean cutting from the plant and start over if it is heavily infested.
Powdery mildew is a concern that can occur indoors, but it is rare.
Excessive moisture in the soil causes root rot.
Between waterings allow the soil to dry out. The presence of shriveled or wrinkled leaves…
….indicates that the plant is thirsty and needs to be more frequent or deeper watering.
The plant’s leaves were waterlogged and squishy indicating that it was receiving too much water.
Leaf drop may also be a sign of a watering problem.
Jade Plant can be a good choice for you to have as a good houseplant and it’s very easy to care about it…
…no need intensive care like another houseplant.
Growing jade plant as from the instruction above we can see that there’s no need to be an expert to do that.
From the above we can summarize that this plant ais a good choice for you and can be a good houseplant.
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