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#2782 - 03/25/2007 at 07:39 PM Jade Plant
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I just bought a Jade plant this weekend. I have read about them and finally decided to buy one. I know not to water it a lot, and I have it on my patio. It gets some filtered sunlight in the late afternoon. How do I know if it becomes "unhappy". I just wanted to know what signs to look for just in case it doesn't like where I put it. I bought it on Friday and it is still looking good today.
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#2785 - 03/25/2007 at 07:44 PM Re: Jade Plant [Re: gardenfairy]
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oh, you will know. it will do one of several things.

get dimpled
drop leaves
fall over
wilt
change to an ugly color (black)
wither

if it is happy, it might plump out, grow air roots, change colors to red or red edged, put out new growth, etc. good things!

oh, and i'm moving this to the succulent section of houseplants.

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#2789 - 03/25/2007 at 07:54 PM Re: Jade Plant [Re: ]
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monica, jades do best in full sun. they'll do okay in filtered light too - just won't have as much growth.

once you get the plant situated with a certain amount of light, it'll be finicky if you move it. so be sure that you've got a spot inside that will be an almost exact duplicate of what you have on the patio as you'll need to bring it inside for the winter.

after a jade is situated to a certain light, if you need to move it, you need to do so gradually so that it doesn't go into to much shock.

they really are easy to care for tho...a deep watering from below (set the pot in a container of water and let it soak in from the bottom) every week to 10 days and that's about it. if you're keeping it outside, it will probably need watering once a week at the hottest point of the summer. when you bring it inside for winter, depending on your heating system, you can probably let it go on watering for about 2 weeks.
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#3588 - 03/26/2007 at 12:42 PM Re: Jade Plant [Re: Joclyn]
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I water mine from the top letting the water run down its trunk/tem. It seems to like that very much.
It even has a couple of babies now.
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#3620 - 03/26/2007 at 01:06 PM Re: Jade Plant [Re: Wrennie]
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mines doing pretty well.Its been happy and getting new leaves since outdoors and the stem is turning red.I think I bought around Dec for $1.my broke pieces have rooted too and are happy.
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#3909 - 03/26/2007 at 04:04 PM Re: Jade Plant [Re: njoynit]
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I left it in the pot I bought it in and dropped that pot inside another one, should I repot it into the bigger pot. The woman that runs the nursery I bought it at said they like to be rotbound and I should keep it in that pot. I will have to repot it eventually right?
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#4088 - 03/26/2007 at 05:19 PM Re: Jade Plant [Re: gardenfairy]
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looking GOOD wrennie!!! mine is in lava rock...so watering from below works better. what you're doing is working...no need to change it!! those babies are wonderful!

gardenfairy, could you post a pic of your jade? we'd need to see it first before commenting on whether it should be re-potted or not.
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#4097 - 03/26/2007 at 05:26 PM Re: Jade Plant [Re: Joclyn]
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I would think the nursery lady would have said to repot it if it really needed it. Add on a pot and soil sale that way right???
But a picture would be great.
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#4471 - 03/26/2007 at 08:18 PM Re: Jade Plant [Re: Wrennie]
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Here the pictures of my Jade, the blue pot next to it is the one I want to transfer it into.



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#4475 - 03/26/2007 at 08:21 PM Re: Jade Plant [Re: gardenfairy]
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Can I put it in direct sunlight?
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#4484 - 03/26/2007 at 08:54 PM Re: Jade Plant [Re: gardenfairy]
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yes, the jade will do very well in full light!

i don't see any reason not to repot...the new one isn't all that much bigger - it will give the roots a bit more room, and there's a lot in that pot, so that wouldn't be bad.

does the blue pot have a drainage hole? if not, i'd use something that does. and maybe something that is unglazed as jades don't like to be water-logged. unglazed pots will dissipate the water better. if you do use that one, be careful not to over water.

it's a LOVELY plant!! wish mine looked that nice!
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#5687 - 03/27/2007 at 05:10 PM Re: Jade Plant [Re: gardenfairy]
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i can't wait to own a jade they look so nice
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#9196 - 03/30/2007 at 10:35 PM Re: Jade Plant [Re: sandy113]
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gardenfairy, if the blue doesn't have a drainage hole in the bottom, you can drill a hole into the bottom. Just put heavier tape on the outside and inside of the pot where your gong to drill the hole. A masonary bit will work best. I've had to do that with pots in the past. I have my jade in a pot that is glazed, but drains through holes in the sides of the bottom. there is a lip around the bottom to show if there is water coming out. If some comes out, I just suck the extra up with a few Bounty sheets. \:D My Jade is putting out some new leaves at it's top....it seems happy where it is right now.
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#10215 - 04/01/2007 at 03:23 AM Re: Jade Plant [Re: sandy113]
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 Originally Posted By: sandy113
i can't wait to own a jade they look so nice


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