Most people know about the popularity of jade plants worldwide as an easily grown household plant.
However, many people find that jade plants growing outdoors, are an excellent option in warm climates.
We think of beautiful potted bonsai specimens when most of us think of jade.
Let’s hope in!
Trend of Jade plant worldwide keep rising from time to time
Even the rise is not significant, but it’s surely rise up.
Jade is a popular choice for hedge plants, in parts of California, Arizona, and other arid warm areas.
Want to know more? Lets read about the story from Dean. About how he put his Jade of the outdoor enviroment…
Let’s us hear the story…
January 2021, I remember that night was quite. Im feeling so sad.
Cause in the morning, I found that my jade have some pest on it and I don‘t really know how to handle with it.
I put my jade indoor. and barely check on it everyday, cause I got a lot of stuff from work to do.
Geez that was one of my darkest day in my life, later that, I found interesting article.
From allthingsgarden.com, this website brings a whole new things.
That I have never expected before..
After I know how to raise my Jade outdoor! Now it’s big and healthy!
Read more to know about the growing jade outside. You will become a expert in a minute!
About outdoor jade plant care!
Overview about Jade
Crassula ovata, often known as money tree is native to South Africa. The most common type of jade…
grown in the house or garden.
They are 2-5 feet (.5-1.5 m) tall as container plants. Due to the slow growth of Jade plants…
…their size and form can be controlled easily by keeping them in smaller pots and regular cut-outs and shapings.
They can be easily shaped into single specimens of bonsai.
As their stems and leaves form new roots quickly, they are a popular choice for cuttings propagation.
This is also true for outdoor jade plants.
In a normal zone, they are strong plant but prefer hot, arid climates, and can be susceptible to red, and other fungal…
..problems in wet climates.
Jade plants growing outside need some patience because they are slow growers…
…but they can grow up to 2-3 m high in time.
Outside jade plants are usually kept at hedges shaped into bonsai-like plants…
….or accent plants up to 5-1 m in tall length…
Under appropriate conditions broken or decayed branches of jade plants will form new roots,
allowing them, as lush hedge border and even colonies to be filled easily.
The slow growth however it makes it easy for them to maintain the desired form and size.
Here’s the interesting part…
Growing jade outside will takes some times your patience and effort for it,
it will grow best in a sandy loam soil. They can even handle direct sunlight which can’t be handled…
…by many houseplants without getting sunburned.
Jade plants can survive if you grow them but they don’t flourish where they only have a little bright light.
Jade plants hate cold, as many other tropical plants do so keep them near….
….from blurry doors and windows where there’s no light that can pass through.
Another very common issue that people ask is. Especially the one who wants to grow, their jade outdoors.
“How much light do jade plants need?”.
So sunlight intensity, is my second largest jade plant care tip.
Does a lot of sunlight need jade plant?
Yeah, that’s so true! It’s really possible, especially when its’ outdoor.
You got a ton of light that can help it, to grow thick and strong. They really love light.
If you don’t get enough light, you will start to become weak and leggy.
Give as much light as possible to avoid legginess. Situate them inside the house next to a sunny window facing south.
Consider adding a growing light if there are not enough light indoors.
If you don’t have a sunny window, putting it in front of your door can help to give your jade enough light.
When jade plants, become sufficiently get lights from the sun, their stalks grow thick, and they look woody.
The tips of the leaf of a jade plant are red and beautiful.
Jade plants can grow to a fairly dense, shade in full sun.
However, for outdoor plants 4-6 hours direct sunlight is ideal and with an intense sunshine you will do the best.
The most important!
Water Jade Plants
First and probably the main tip I can give, for outdoor plantation to jade plants is watering.
They don’t like overwatering. Even it’s in outdoor, they will exposed to rain. If its too much…
…they will constantly be died by overwatering jade plants. It begins to rot at the base…
…if it is regularly overwatered.
Therefore, always check your soil first and water it only if it is dry.
It is better to water this plant on the side of the underneath.
Put your finger in the ground one inch to check if it needs water.
Don’t water it if it is damp. A ground humidity gauge could also be used to make monitoring the water level easy.
In the summer, I put my jade plants outside and water them only if we’re dry.
I usually water them once a month during the winter indoors if they need them.
Jade plants are succulent plant they are holding their leaves with their water, so that they don’t do well…
…when they sit in constantly moist soil.
A good tip: If you see blisters on the leaves you get too much water from your plants…
…so that the frequency and the quantity are relaxed.
If for a few days in a row you have to moved your jade plants, out during the summer…
…bring them under the door or into a garage so they don’t keep waterlogged for more than a few days.
Jade plants are succulent but can tolerate drought.
However, if it stressed by too much water their leaves may become tinted red or wrinkled and shriveled.
You almost there…
Jade’s going to benefit in the garden weekly or biweekly deep watering.
The annual spring fertiliser, will also benefit you!
For sugar and cacti. Under the correct terms, Jade outdoors may form white-rose short-lived flowers.
These flowers should be gloomy.
After a very short period of bloom to keep your health the plant’s green appearance.
With all of the method above. Your jade will become lke this.
The last but not least…
Dont forget about the pest!
Your plant becomes healthy, and strong with proper jade care.
Healthy plants usually don’t have pest problems so hopefully never you’ll see bugs on your jade plant.
Mealybugs and spider mites, may become a problem, if not treated early.
You can click here for more information…
if you wish to know about the pest.
It is possible to spot small infestations, by dabbing a cotton swab in alcohol and removing bugs with it.
Neem oil has an extremely effective effect and a residual effect in control of insect pests.
The removal of bugs can also help organic insecticide soap or horticultural oil spray.
Allright, that’s for all, now lets summarize what we have been talking about.
Jade plant can be grow indoor, and outdoor. With outdoor condition, its the same like indoor condition.
We need to take care the light intensity, watering, soil, potting, and the last but not least.
The pest problem.
Basically, Jade plant is easy to grow. No need a regular inspection watering, lightning.
This plant is succulent, it can survive in extreme condition.
But don’t let this becoming your advantage to not caring your Jade.
It do need your care too, but not as much any other regular plant.
Anyway that’s all for it! So, there’s any question about it? or do you have any recommendation?
To take care of it outside? Comment down below! Don’t be hesitate of it!