The Q&A Archives: Bent Over Jade Plant

Question: I have a jade plant that was growing up tall, but then began to fall over. it is still growing, but bent over. What am I doing wrong with my jade?

Answer: The branches of Jade plants tend to droop under the weight of the leaves. This is normal and natural, especially if it is putting out healthy new growth at the ends of the stems. However, overwatering can cause root rot, and drooping stems are the first indication. I don't know how old your Jade plant is, or what your watering habits are so I don't know if this might apply to your plant. Jade plants should be watered regularly during the spring and summer but sparingly during the fall and winter months when growth slows. Water your plant thoroughly and then check the soil moisture before watering again. You should be able to tell if your plant needs water by sticking your finger into the soil. If it is dry an inch below the soil surface, it's time to water. If it is still moist, wait a few more days before checking again.

Best wishes with your jade plant!

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