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May 5, 2020 5:17 PM CST
NY
I had two jade plants in a pot, and repotted one in a separate pot. The leaves started turning a very dark green color and they're wrinkly and thinned out. The leaves growing on the top seem to be fine though and they're firmer. It seemed like the soil dried out quickly and looked like it needed watering. I watered it, but the leaves still haven't plumped up. I'm wondering if I damaged the roots during repotting, so the plant can't take up enough water? Or maybe I should just remove the bottom leaves?


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May 5, 2020 5:28 PM CST
Name: sumire
Reno, Nevada (Zone 6a)
I would agree: you damaged the roots. Don't remove the bottom leaves, if the plant can't support them they'll just die off. Other than that, I think you will have to just cross your fingers and wait.
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May 5, 2020 5:37 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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I agree

Provide more light if possible, so your plants have stronger stems and can better support their weight when they are older.
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May 6, 2020 1:43 AM CST
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
I had a jade plant for years. Carried it in the pot for 10 NYC blocks. What was I thinking? But I got it home and it thrived under grow lights with a 14 hour timer for years. It was happy almost never being watered.

Then I was forced on business travel for 6 weeks. My housemate agreed to feed and clean up after the cats and water my plants.

Oh damn, he drowned the jade plant.

Don't overwater Jade Plants... They are used to droughts. Water once every couple months at most. And plant them in bad soil. Sand and 10th potting soil.
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May 6, 2020 9:31 AM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Just because jades tolerate abuse does not mean they prefer it. Water when the soil is dry at depth. There is no advantage to allowing the soil to stay bone dry for any extended period of time, and there is no advantage to using bad soil.
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