How to Grow Jade Plants
- Grow in very bright light indoors.
- Plant jade plants in Miracle-Gro® Cactus, Palm & Citrus Potting Mix.
- Water when the top 1 to 2 inches of soil are dry.
- After a month, feed jade plants when you water with Miracle-Gro® Succulent Plant Food.
- Prune off dead or shriveled branches.
Subsequently, does Jade like sun or shade?
Jade plants should receive at least 6 hours of bright light each day. Young plants should be kept in bright, indirect sunlight; large, well-established jade plants can handle more direct sunlight.
In this regard, can Jade grow in shade?
Jade plants can grow in full sun to pretty dense shade. However, 4-6 hours of direct sunlight is ideal for outdoor plants and they’ll do best with a little shade from the intense afternoon sun.
How do I know if my jade plant is overwatered?
Jade Plant Overwatering Symptoms: The symptoms of overwatering a Jade Plant are yellowing leaves, leaf drop, soft leaves and dry leaves. The soil will usually be waterlogged and the roots will show signs of root rot.
Jade leaves could fall prematurely from being too wet or too dry, for lack of nitrogen in the soil or for need of more sunlight. Quite often mealybugs attack this succulent. Remove them by hand, using a cotton swab dipped in alcohol; repeat treatment once a week until there are no more bugs.
Jade plants kept indoors will benefit from being moved to a full sun location outside during the summer. However, they are sensitive to sunburn, so it’s important to move them into the sun gradually over several weeks.
Prune the jade plant just above one of the brown rings around a stem, called a leaf scar, with sharp pruning shears or a sharp knife. Two new stems will sprout at the pruning site, so select the stem to prune based on where you want the jade plant to be thicker and fuller.