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Sbendahan
Jun 15, 2020 4:57 AM CST
Hello

Hoping someone can help. Both these 2 jade plants at plant shop about 4 weeks ago. They are in a west facing window and get direct sun in late afternoon. I water every 2 weeks. The soil is very dry at that 2 week intervals. Plants are in a 2.5 inch pot. Live in Canada . 2 leaves seems to have been torn on the same plant. Nothing so far for 2 nd plant . see pics . I don't recall those tears being there when I bought them. Can anyone help? Thanks


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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Jun 15, 2020 9:24 AM CST
Some minor damage to a couple of leaves is not a cause for concern

Your Jades are in small pots and in direct sun so the soil will probably dry out enough to need a thorough watering once every week.
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Canada
Sbendahan
Jun 15, 2020 9:50 AM CST
Thank you for your reply. I am new with plants . Just checked and in fact very dry after 1 week. Just watered again and will do once week for the summer and I will keep checking soil before hand
Canada
Sbendahan
Jun 15, 2020 1:24 PM CST
Thank you for your reply. I am new with plants . Just checked and in fact very dry after 1 week. Just watered again and will do once week for the summer and I will keep checking soil before hand
Canada
Sbendahan
Jun 20, 2020 4:06 PM CST
Hello

I realize my jade plants get extremely dry after only 5 days so I water them. Just wanna make sure I'm on the right track. I water when dry regardless of the amount of days? The internet says jade plants should be watered every 2 to 3 weeks...
Same for my schefflera amate which dries up very fast.. lastly, I plan on keeping my mini jade plants in their 2.5 inch pots until next summer. Will that be ok in your opinion or it may harm them? Thanks
Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Jun 21, 2020 9:05 AM CST
Different plants in different sized pots will dry out differently and require different watering schedules. Jades in lower light and in larger pots might need water only every couple of weeks but that is not a rule that can be applied to all or even most Jades. The internet often does not make those important distinctions.

If your Jades need water much more than once per week, then they can be up-potted one size. Just be careful to disturb the roots as little as possoble when you repot.

Your Amate is potted in a different type of soil and does not tolerate dryness as well as a Jade. If you are unsure of how to water it, post a photo on a new thread so we can see how it is potted
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
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Canada
Sbendahan
Jun 21, 2020 9:35 AM CST
If I decide to keep my jades in their small pots until next summer and water as much as required , is that ok? Or will this harm the plant to remain in small pot until next summer ?
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Jun 21, 2020 9:48 AM CST
You can keep them in the small pots if you prefer, but you may need to increase the frequency of watering as the roots continue to grow and expand in the pot. As that happens, there is less soil to retain water for them.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

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