Search for products..

  1. Home
  2. Blog
  3. Caring For Your Jade Plant

Caring For Your Jade Plant

23 Dec 2022

The Jade Plant is a plant that is native to the Eastern and KwaZulu-Natal provinces of South Africa. It is popular as a houseplant around the world. It has many different names, including the lucky plant and the money plant. This article will cover several aspects of the care and maintenance of this plant.


Growing conditions

If you're looking for the right growing conditions for your jade plant, it's imperative to select the right type of soil. The soil should have good drainage and the right amount of organic matter. It should also be moist, but not wet. A good quality potting mix should have a pH balance of between 5.5 and 6.5, so the roots don't dry out too quickly.

When choosing a potting mix for your jade plant, make sure to select one that is rich and has a neutral pH level. You can purchase cactus mixes specifically designed for jade plants, or you can mix one yourself with organic matter, peat moss, and coarse sand. During active growth, jade plants should be fertilized every two months with a general houseplant liquid fertilizer. For best results, dilute the fertilizer by about half and apply it to the soil in the pot.


Insect pests

Insect pests of jade plants are often difficult to eliminate, but there are a few natural ways to control them. Spider mites are one type of insect that can attack your jade plant. Spider mites have small bodies and can cause damage by weaving webs on the leaves and stems of your jade plant. If you notice any spider mites, you can use insecticidal soapy water to remove them.

Another way to kill insect pests on jade plants is to spray them with rubbing alcohol. It works very well against spider mites and dust mites. To apply this solution, just add some soap to a spray bottle with warm water and spray the leaves. After a couple of months, repeat the treatment if necessary. Do not use insecticide soaps or oils, as they can damage the succulent leaves. Instead, try organic insecticidal soaps.


Fertilizing

Fertilizing jade plant is important for healthy growth and disease resistance. You can use a slow-release liquid fertilizer to achieve these goals. These fertilizers are available in bottle solutions and powder forms that can be poured into the soil or sprayed directly on the leaves of jade plants. To get the best results, it is best to dilute the liquid fertilizer with water about 1/4 to one-half. Liquid fertilizers are more effective in soils that have high organic matter. You can also purchase granular fertilizers in pellet form that contain high amounts of potassium and other nutrients. They are better for large areas of the garden as they are more easily absorbed by the soil.

Fertilizing jade plant is easy and convenient. The most efficient way to feed jade plants is with liquid fertilizers. If you can't find one that is made for succulents, you can use regular liquid houseplant fertilizer. Just make sure to mix the fertilizer well into the soil and water it for 30 minutes before applying. Too much fertilizer can damage the root system, so only use a small amount.


Dormancy period

The Dormancy period of a Jade Plant lasts from four to seven days. During this time, the plant's leaves will become wrinkled. This means it needs time to resettle its root system. Watering it at regular intervals will help it maintain its health.

The jade plant can survive temperatures as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it will require extra care during winter. The temperatures will be low and the plant will need grow light. You may not fertilize the plant during this period, but it will require less water. You should also check the plant for any signs of stress.

A young jade plant should receive 6 hours of bright light per day. Larger jade plants, on the other hand, can tolerate more sunlight.


Watering

Watering a jade plant is important in order to keep it healthy and vibrant. During winter, jades are semi-dormant, preferring drier conditions. However, during summer, they are more active, requiring more water. Summers are also the time when the soil dries out quickly, so jades should be watered more frequently.

Once you have purchased a jade plant, it is important to know how to water it. It should be grown in a potting mix containing plenty of drainage holes. You can also mix potting mix with river sand or cow manure to create a fertile, porous soil.

Overwatering the Jade plant can cause the leaves to become brown and mushy. Watering it regularly will help the plant conserve its stored water content in the leaves. To tell if your jade plant is overwatered, you can uproot it and examine its leaves and roots.