Jade Plant Leaves Turning Red from Direct Sunlight
The reddening of Jade plant leaves is triggered by strong direct sunlight. The sugar crystals that are present in the leaves react to the sun and cause the discoloration. That is completely fine.
Keeping this in consideration, what does it mean if my succulent is turning red?
If your succulent’s leaves are turning red, orange, blue, or purple, it means that your plant is a little stressed! Succulents produce pigments called anthocyanin and carotenoid in response to environmental stressors like intense sunlight and heat.
In this regard, why is my jade plant turning purple?
Succulents tend to change color when they are exposed to a certain level of stress. Many different environmental factors can cause a succulent turning purple such as overwatering or underwatering, intense sunlight, freezing temperatures, wrong soil type, or a sudden change of environment.
What does an overwatered jade plant look like?
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.
It sounds like you have an over watering issue. Sometimes when plant leaves turn yellow it can be from a nutritional issue but the most common cause of yellowing leaves is over watering and that the root system has or had ‘wet feet’. Make sure your jade plant is never sitting in water.
The leaf on the right is from an overwatered succulent. It’s a pale yellow, you can see light shine through it, and it’s mushy and wet. Pro Tip: Pick up your pot after you’ve watered and feel how heavy it is.
Jade plants need at least 4 hours of direct sunlight each day. Young plants should be kept in bright, indirect sunlight; large, well-established jade plants can handle more direct sunlight.
Succulents need bright sunlight all day or at least 6 hours a day to become “stressed” and display their bright colors. If you grow succulents indoors, south-facing windows are a must to allow your plants to receive enough sunlight, grow healthily and maintain their vibrant red/pink color.
Coffee grounds are an efficient source of nutrition for plants, but they must be used in moderation. Houseplants like Philodendrons, Jade Plants, Christmas Cacti, Cyclamen, and African Violets grow best with the use of coffee grounds.
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.