There’s a lot of case from jade owner report a case of sunburned jade cause leave it exposed to the sun for a quite long time.
Yes, jade plant can take the sunlight pretty good, among the other plant…
…but there’s no guarantee that your Jade plant take it forever. Lets see the story from Jamal:
Let’s us hear the story…
Last January, was the worst month I have ever had. My friend’s Jade plant. Get sunburned, my roommate…
…went away on vacation for a week. It was as supposed to water the Jade plant once while she was gone..
which I did it. Back then just saw that it’s all sunburned and drooping.
I have never had an experience about sunburned jade.
This plant is very special to her, and I don’t know what to do.
It’s very hot here in Arizona supposed to be 111℉ all week.
Is there any way, I can help this plant out?
I have search all the method, Im really dont know what to do.
Im so affraid, Im worried that my friend will angry at me.
But after I found the article about the sunburned Jade. On Jade, now I have fixed it
before my friend come back. From vacation slowly but sure, the plant goes back alive…
again. Im so proud of my self.
Now you know right?
Even in their natural habitat in Africa. They will have their moment to get burned by the sun itself.
There’s some possibilities of the jade, will survive or not because of this problems.
First case, the Best case. The leaves might recover.
Second case, the Worst case, the leaves from sunburned Jade don’t recover curl up (die), fall off easily or cannot be picked off.
The sunburned jade, obviously, would not be exposed to that level of direct/intense sun again.
During the next few months once it has recovered. From its sunburn, give it some early morning sun…
…or late afternoon sun. Then, only leave it in the sun at midday if it has adequate protection.
The truth is, don’t worry. Your plant isn’t dying. Sunburned Jade or scorched leaves aren’t fatal.
It certainly can acclimate to full sun – it’s native environment is open hillsides in South Africa”Marlie Graves, professional interior horticulturist. Top Writer 2017, 2018
How to Prevent
But you should consider bringing it indoors for the winter. They can’t stand freezing temperatures,
the plants might need to be kept outdoors, in a spot protected from the full sun. You can do this in a tree…
…or a porch covered with a canopy. The leaf (plants in general), has a certain similarity to human skin,
in that when exposed to sun it develops some protection from burning;
when they do not develop that protection, they burn when exposed to the sun for too long.
Obviously, once a sunburned jade’s leaves are damaged, it can’t peel away the damaged skin…
…the way people can. Instead, the plant must grow new leaves and to do this it must drop the old ones.
Then you need to determine how badly the plant has been sunburned. If it has the leaves mostly dry…
…then it may recover on its own.
Sometimes that can happen when the weather is unusually hot waves or other weather anomalies.
If the branches get sun burned as well, this might be cause of longer exposure to strong sunlight.
.Sunburned branches are weaker than normal and it might be a good idea to remove them least they got infected.
After removing the branches, the plant might go a mild trauma.
Place it in shadier, protected place, and wait until the wound dryed before watering.
If its little branches are too long and bare you can cut those back too and the new leaves will start to grow near the cut endd…
….so your plant will end up looking more compact and bushy.
A serious damage will result from a burned main stem especially if the stem is accompanied by lots of necrotic (blackened) parts.
While the plant might recover, the resulting scarring will likely be permanent.
Afterward, the plant should be treated with antibacterial and antifungal substances and damaged parts should be removed.
Once the plant recovers, it should be given vitamins and hormones to speed up its growth.
Still, maybe the plant is hopeless. If you give your plant the right care, you should see some new leaves soon.
If you remove damaged leaves, water thoroughly once a week more if necessary…
…and fertilize monthly you should see the plant grow new leaves quickly.
Plant it indoors before the first frost in a spot close to a bright window reduce watering and do not fertilize at all.
Its summer outside should have provided plenty of energy and move it into a bright window.
It will look beautiful for you in all winter.
Tips for recovery
After you finally, have a sign of growing Jade.
You need to give the recovery treatment for sunburned jade immediately.
Outside, succulent plants thrive in a few hours of morning sun and will thicken up their tissues…
…but not if they suddenly come into the sunlight after spending the year indoors in weaker light.
Plants that receive little sun such as potted plants can endure it most of the time.
If you cut the plant back new foliage will emerge that has a better appearance.
Even though in most cases the sunburned jade plants can still recover in super severe cases they will not recover.
Here’s the interesting part…
Therefore my recommendation is that as soon as you see some signs of sunburn…
…bring the plant indoors or in a shady area.
Also, as mentioned, jade plants are not tolerant of freezing temperatures.
So they need to be put inside an indoor space, before the frost.
The plants need to be placed near the window for them to get enough sunlight.
Additionally, you should reduce the amount of water you provide and do not fertilize during cooler months.
A jade plant and other succulent varieties, are inactive during cooler seasons so you will need less nutrients.
Alright lets summarize all of the things that have been told. Jade plant is one of succulent plant.
That can bear up the high or extreme environment, for its living.
But it cant tolerate, low temperature environment.
Sunburned jade plant, is a common thing that happen.
No need to worry about it, all you need to do just keep it from
the sun for a while and give a post treatment after it have signed the growing state.
Plants such as jade are one of the most versatile succulent plants.
However they are prone to developing, a scourging sunburn if overexposed to it.
You can read more about from this link.
To deal with this situation merely relocate the plant, to shadier ground.
You can also have it placed indoors.
Here are a few tips on how you can save, your sunburned jade plant with my advice.
Or is there any new ideas?
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