Uh oh.... Bad Kitty! Kitties just do whatever the heck they want, don't they?
Gomer I see we're both from Michigan. We both had jades that did nothing over the summer, but started growing
in the fall. I think we need to let the jades tell us how to care for them. Rather than following generalized advice or guidelines. That way someone in the southeast isn't confused about why his or her plant
is collapsing when he followed a midwesterner's or northwesterner's advice perfectly.
I guess we just have to let our jades tell us how to care for them by responding to their conditions and what they do:
Lots of humidity and no growth - hold off on water.
Nice temps, low humidity and new growth - water when dry.
Flat leaves, good roots - water.
Cool, no humidity and growing
- water when dry.growing
, but the leaves are still very full and plump - water when the leaves flatten a bit.
I think that will work better for us than figuring, "Hmmm... It's July, so I'd better water once per week.". Or, "Yes, my jade is growing
like crazy at the end of November, but no water until March.". Just because that works for people in some parts, doesn't mean it will work for the rest of us.