How to Water Jade Plants Properly

Watering can & Jade plant

Jade plants are rewarding plants to grow. They can reach amazing heights, grow for several years, create beautiful flowers, and are easy to propagate. Plus, they are resilient, hardy plants and are easy to take care of, as long as they are given proper succulent care and watered correctly. Jade plants require very little water, but the challenge is knowing when it has had enough water! Jade plants are a variety of succulents. Succulent plants have thick, fleshy leaves and stems, where they store water. Jade plants hold water in their leaves, which is why they do not thrive well in consistently moist soil. In order to understand the watering needs of jade plants, it is helpful to know what succulent plants are and their specific succulent care needs.

How to Water Your Jade Plant 

Adequate watering and thorough drainage are extremely important for jade plants. This is why it is necessary to take the following steps.

  • Begin with the right potting mix, such as a jade plant succulent mix. A high quality, fresh, hand blended, pest free, succulent mix is a great choice to give jade plants the perfect environment for ongoing succulent care for years to come. The biggest threat to jade plants is overwatering. If jade plants are potted in the wrong type of soil, the problem can be exacerbated. A cactus and succulent soil mix drains evenly and freely, making it a great potting soil for jade plants.

  • Drain the jade plant. It is important that the succulent potting mix drains well in order to prevent excessive moisture from accumulating, which can damage jade plants. Succulent ceramic pots are designed to have excellent water drainage to ensure appropriate succulent care and optimal growth of jade plants. Unique, homemade ceramic succulent pots are the perfect environment to show off the exquisite beauty of jade plants.

  • Water the jade plant minimally to avoid excess moisture. You can always water more as needed. In the spring and summer months, when the soil is dry, water the soil just enough so it is moist but not wet. Make sure the drainage is efficient. In the winter months, jade plants need to be watered less frequently, maybe once a month. A colorful watering canis a helpful tool to use, which controls the amount of water delivered to a plant. A rule for a green thumb is to err on the side of too little water rather than too much water.

  • Propagate jade plants with succulent care starter kits. An amazing aspect of jade plants is their ease of propagation. When cutting jade plants, it is recommended to use pruning shears to minimize trauma to the plant. A snip with a stem notch is a great choice for proper trimming and succulent care. The jade plant is the gift that keeps on giving, which is why it is considered a great housewarming gift.

  • If jade plants are watered correctly to prevent excess moisture, they generally will thrive with some basic succulent care.

Other Important Tips for Jade Plant Care 

While jades are undemanding plants, they can reach their full potential with some basic succulent care guidelines.

  • Give jade plants plenty of sunlight. Jade plants love light and should be exposed to at least four to six hours of bright, indirect sunlight to thrive. If sunlight is not possible, a grow light is an excellent option for indoor growing and supplementing the sun, required for succulent care of the sun loving jade plant.

  • Feed jade plants fertilizer developed specifically for cacti and succulents. The FEED ME! Cactus and Succulent Food is easy to prepare and use, and helps provide nutritional succulent care.

  • Keep jade plants healthy and thriving with natural succulent care products. Unfortunately, jade plants have to deal with pests and diseases as do other plants. A natural leaf cleaner is a good tool to use for preventive care.

While jades are undemanding plants, they can reach their full potential with some basic succulent care guidelines.

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