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Name: Nickie P
Devon UK
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Sunflower69
May 23, 2020 6:52 AM CST
Hi guys, I'm new to the forum and new to gardening.
I've just moved from the city to the coast to retire and have taken an interest in plants.
I have a fairly well established C. Ovata (jade) which has grown beautifully until our recent move. I live in the UK so have always kept it indoors and the plant has always been plump leaved and deep green.
However since moving the leaves are starting to turn brown and speckled but, the brown peels off eventually with a lush leaf underneath it 😳
The plant sits in my hallway out of direct sunlight but my door is glass so it does receive light all day as I'm south facing.
It really doesn't look very healthy, I mist once a week and water when the soil is dry to about an inch down. Can anyone advise please
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
May 23, 2020 7:33 AM CST
Plants often do not respond well to change, especially change in light. It is hard to tell without a photo of the glass door, but I suspect your plant is reacting to its getting less light than it did before. How far is it from the glass door? Is the glass clear or opaque?

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Baja_Costero
May 23, 2020 8:59 AM CST
Put it right next to the glass, so that it can "see" the sun for hours a day year round.
Name: Nickie P
Devon UK
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Sunflower69
May 24, 2020 12:16 PM CST
Thanks so much.
I pruned and repotted it yesterday and washed the roots, I think I had a bit of root rot but 24 hours on its looking much plumper and greener.
The glass is opaque. It was sat on the window sill in my old house but all of my sills here have radiators underneath and I was worried about damaging it with too much heat. Really appreciate the advice. Thanks so much 🙏

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