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May 23, 2020 2:33 PM CST
Colorado
Hello! I hope I can get some answers about what's going on with my plant and make it healthy and happy. I've had this jade for about 2 years and when I bought it it was super leggy and full of mealy bugs. I honestly had no clue what I was doing and let it sit too long without proper lighting. I've trimmed it back significantly and it appears to be mealy bug free. I give it direct sunlight most of the day as well. I repotted it in March and water it maybe once a week.
To me the trunk looks terrible, not like what healthy plants look like. It has fuzzy mildew and I treat it with a topical spray once it starts showing on the leaves.
I really love this plant and want to save it, how can I make this guy healthy and happy?
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May 23, 2020 3:09 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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Welcome! To be honest, I don't see any disease. It does look like it needs more water.
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May 23, 2020 3:28 PM CST
Colorado
gardenfish said: Welcome! To be honest, I don't see any disease. It does look like it needs more water.


Thank you! I had no idea a jade could be underwatered. I do live in a dry climate though. Do you think once a week is ok?
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May 23, 2020 3:33 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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You might need to water more often. Maybe stick your finger into the soil at the side of the pot.mine needs much more water when it's outside for the summer. As Will says, there is not set schedule for watering plants. How often to water depends on the climate, size of pot, the type of soil it's in, and the type of plant.
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May 23, 2020 3:39 PM CST
Colorado
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May 23, 2020 3:52 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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You are most welcome!
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May 24, 2020 11:40 PM CST
Colorado
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