When it comes to choosing the best pots for jade plants..
..the most crucial first rule is the same rule that exists..
..no matter which jade plants you decide on potting..
..focus on excellent drainage..
“When choosing a pot for a new plant, make sure you select one that has drainage holes and gives the plant room to grow. Buy a pot with a diameter that’s at least one inch wider than the diameter of your plant’s root mass, and if you’re expecting your plant to grow quickly, use a pot up to four inches wider.”
Ron Finley, Parkway Garden Community Activist & MASTERCLASS INSTRUCTOR
Let’s take a look at David’s story below…
The jade plant doesn’t like being in pots that are too big..
When repotting time comes..
..consider using the same pot..
..but change the soil with some sand in the mix..
..another sign of trouble is the trunk..
Feel it to make sure it’s firm..
If it feels soft..
..chances are it’s getting too much water..
..although it may already be too late at this stage..
My jade is outside in summer June..
.to late September in eastern Canada..
..before going inside by a large south-facing window..
I’ve heard that if the jade gets a little cold before..
..being brought inside flowering is encouraged..
although I’ve never experienced flowers..
..on my 5-year-old plant..
First Option: Un-Finished Terracotta with Drainage Holes
The perfect pots for jade plants..
..including every types jade plant..
..is an unglazed, unpainted, and untreated..
..in any other way terracotta pot..
..with drainage hole in the bottom..
The Value of the Drainage Hole in the Pot
Here’s why the drainage hole is exceptionally essential..
..when it comes to developing jade plant..
..in containers like pots whether they’re outside or inside..
..it provides extra water to circulate directly out of the pot..
..and not remain and idle..
..at the bottom of the planter..
The Power of The Unfinished Terracotta Clay Pot Material
There’s a reason un-finished terracotta clay pot..
..works better than any other material..
As with a common pot with a drainage hole..
..water is rushing..
..and quickly able to drain out of the soil..
..and within the drainage hole..
..when you’re watering or it’s occurred to rain..
On the other hand..
..with unfinished terracotta..
..you get a second drying effect..
..since the clay wicks water aside from the soil..
..receiving it into the material itself..
..then releases that water to evaporate efficiently..
..due to the terracotta being displayed on the outside to sun, air, and wind..
Second Option: A Heavy Pot with a Drainage Hole
If you don’t desire to use unglazed terracotta pots for your jade plant..
..the next best option you can do..
..is to use completely any plant pot..
..that’s heavy and has a drainage hole..
..As I stated before..
..that drainage hole is necessary for decreasing the risk of root rot..
..and your jade plant consuming way too much water into it..
Using Lighter Pots For JadePlants
If you have a high-quality container you’d prefer..
..to use for your jade..
..and it happens to be very light..
..maybe built from plastic..
..and you just need a way to make it work..
Check this out:
..you can simply do so by adding tiny rocks..
..for landscaping pebbles to the base of your pot..
Opting Out of the Drainage Hole Pots For Your Jade Plant
The most reliable way is..
..to use a drill with masonry bits to get a particular hole in the bottom..
..then if you’re putting your pot inside..
..using a tray or a saucer below..
..to preserve your furniture from the overspill..
..This is how you can make a selection out of working drainage holes..
Tips 1: To Use Good Draining Soil
Using a ready-made jade plant potting mix..
..creating your own..
..or buy a commercial succulent mix..
..and adding something like perlite to it..
..to make it even further well draining than previously..
Tips 2: Keep Your Jade Plant in a Nursery Plant Pot
..when you water you can use the nursery plant pot out..
..drop the extra water down..
..then set the nursery plant pot back inside the pot..
..without the drainage hole..
..reducing extra water that’s left..
..to avoid drowning your jade plant..
Tips 3: Use Just The Right Amount Of Water
if there’s any possibility..
..your jade plant is going to have a way to water..
..that isn’t coming straight from you..
..there’s quite a number..
..that can go wrong..
if you resist to use a drainage hole..
Even if you take complete control over how much..
..and how frequently your jade plant gets watered..
if you deliver too much water..
..or water too often..
..there’s quite a number of harm you can do..
..to your jade plant if you don’t mark..
..and fix the problem..
.without a drainage hole..
..to assist the overwatering problem..
Bonus: Choose a Smaller Pot For Your Jade Plant
The more limited soil there is..
..the shorter time it takes that soil to dry out..
if you’re looking for a fast..
..and simple fix to your jade plant taking too long to dry out..
..try a smaller pot..
..or a smaller nursery pot inside your large pot..
..so there’s more limited soil to hold water.
The rule of thumb..
..if you’re not sure..
..wait to water..
Jade plants can survive being underwatered just fine.
than they can overwatered..
If your jade plant’s petals look wrinkly and thin..
..they could probably need water..
But if they’re yellowed..
..coloured red at the edge..
or turning brown and droopy ..
..it could be an evidence they’re overwatered..
don’t give them another ml of water ..
..until they started to look a little wrinkly and thin.
I’ve shared my information..
..now it’s time to share yours!
What do you think are the best pots for jade plants?
How do you think it’s best option to make those containers work?
Have you ever planted jade plant without a drainage hole?
If you have..
..how did it goes?
If you haven’t..
would you test it?
I’m eager to know your experiences and thoughts..
in the comments below!
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