Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: need help with my sick jade plants

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Jan 11, 2014 12:06 PM CST
Some of my jades have little white dots on them.It looks like they have mist from white spray paint on them but they are inside.Some of them have dark spots on the leaves.I've also noticed they all seem to need watering more than i think they should.They are in terra cotta pots and inside with the heater running all day and night lately,maybe the reason for the extra watering is the dry heat combined with the dry heat drying out the terra cotta making the pots pull moisture out of the pots as well as out of the soil??

Any advice or opinions are welcome!!!!

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PS. I don't keep my jades as wet as they look in the pictures,i had just watered when i took these pictures.I let them dry before watering & check by sticking my finger in the soil.I have even pulled the plant out of its pot to check it's roots and to see if it's staying wet in the center.

THANKS FOR ANY HELP!!!!!
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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jan 11, 2014 12:45 PM CST
Can't help you. I am having some trouble with my jades right now. Watching to see what to do.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jan 11, 2014 1:04 PM CST
Maybe an infestation of some kind? Easy to see on jade leaves because smooth green area. Anything similar on your other plants, which may be harder to see if foliage is not so smooth. I would be tempted to separate the jade from other plants if only jade is looking weird so as to not spread possible infestation. Plants crammed indoors with other plants leave the door open for spread of infestation if one infested plant is present.
I would take solution of dish soap in water and use on paper towel to wipe off the leaves and see if the spots can be removed (possible insect sitting on there) and then monitor if leaves change appearance again. If toweling off does not remove spots, it may mean that the spots are damage done to the leaf by something. Look closely at stems and under leaves and at crevices of leaf/stem to see if you can see a culprit. If not, damage may be due to some sort of fungus?
Name: Jeff Green
Brunswick Georgia (Zone 8b)
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jeffgreen
Jan 11, 2014 10:50 PM CST
a q-tip with some rubbing alcohol will help clear up infestations also .
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Jan 12, 2014 2:28 PM CST
Thank yall so much.I will use a q-tip on the leaves.

I have looked and the jades are the only ones that have any problems at all. I do have all the jades together on a counter top,bar type thing.It seperates 2 rooms & gets some sun aswell as being away from other plants.I have tried to get the white dots off the leaves but it seems i always damage the leaf if i try to scratch it off,but that wasn't the smartest thing i ever did.They are hard to remove.Will let you know how they are doing after i try again.

How root bound do jade plants like to be?

Does anyone know anything about using peroxide on jade plants or using it on plants at all?
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jan 12, 2014 3:51 PM CST
Not used peroxide at all. Even when I use rub alcohol, I dilute it a little.
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jan 12, 2014 4:14 PM CST
I read an old trick for restoring dying rotted roots. Water with peroxide 3% solution. It helps the roots get oxygen. I tried it once and was no use.
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Ellen34
Jun 20, 2016 9:32 AM CST
I need help with my jade plant please?
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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jun 20, 2016 4:23 PM CST
Welcome Ellen,
Plant look ok, needs to be more fuller but what I can see, it's not too bad. It is variegated and is weaker than other Jades. Keep more in bright shade and watch the watering. If the leaves are falling, cut off the watering. The stems can hold water for a year if it had to. When you see new growth, slowly increase the watering and a very small amount of fertilizer.
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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a2b1c3
Jun 20, 2016 5:31 PM CST
i Have seen the same white stuff on my jade leaves , it seemed to be salt that the plant was expelling through pores. check http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/jade-plant/white...

they went outside and it stoped happening after a few rains, did not seem to hurt jade,

here is silver dollar jade showing pores red in sunlight, these where white, as were the leaves on my regular jade but not my hobbit jade, ( in same pot as reg jade )

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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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a2b1c3
Jun 20, 2016 5:42 PM CST
Ellen34 said:I need help with my jade plant please?
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that second pic shows new growth off stem, thats a good sign, i would say its doing good, either too much water or just a little bit too little, as it seems to be losing leaves, also that will happen if too much sun, then it will get usted to it and put out a bunch of new growth with red on leaves, verigated is less hardy so could be a bit too cold at night still,

Jades are forgiving and will adapt to too hot or cold or sunny or dark, just takes a month or 2 of nothing or reverse growth, ie leaf loss
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here are 3 photos of a crosbys compact i have that still has a bit of white on it

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DON'T PANIC
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Ellen34
Jun 21, 2016 2:35 PM CST
Thank you stush and a2b1c3 for allyour tips, atleast now i am not panicking. Wish brown spots will go away soon and more growth too, but i know i have to be patient.
Name: Bob
The Kau Desert, Hawaii (Zone 12a)
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OrchidBob
Jun 21, 2016 4:47 PM CST
Stush,
You have great imagination to think peroxide would revitalize 'dying rotted roots'.
I have been using it for years as an all purpose cleaner. When applied as a foliar wash/drench,
it cures the plants of any diseases and somehow makes them appear greener.
I learned this trick from other orchid growers.
A lettuce farmer I met uses peroxide in his underground irrigation after long periods of rain
to put more oxygen into the root zone. He says it keeps his plants from rotting when waterlogged.

Jojoe,
I had the same white spots on my jade plants earlier in the year. First time I have ever seen them and
I thought for sure I had a new bug. A tiny white scale was my first thought. So I sprayed them with oil.
My favorite insecticide. (Ultrafine Horticultural Oil Spray).
It kills all sucking insects (including spider mites) by smothering them.
Bugs can never build up an immunity to smothering and refined paraffin is fairly safe to spray.
Alas, no effect on the white spots. So not an insect.
So I sprayed fungicide and again no changes.
Eventually the white spots went away on their own.

Quite likely Mark is correct in it being the salt coming out of the pores.
Anybody else have an idea?
I am still uncertain and my white spots are back.

Rubbing alcohol is another effective insecticide.
Take a trigger spray top off an empty household cleaner and screw it on top of the alcohol bottle. Keep it handy and spray those bugs as soon as you see them.
We use it in our orchid houses and even full strength it does not harm the plants.

A general rule for spraying anything on your plants is: not to do it in direct sunlight and when it is hot.
The chemistry along with the magnifying shape of the water droplet can burn your plant.
So, spray in the early morning or later in the day.

I use the oil spray on every plant I own. Orchids, succulents, flowering bushes, citrus trees, etc.

The white spots appear on my Jades only. Not on any other Crassula or genre.
Funny how it is allover the round leaf Jades and only on the edges of my arrow leaf Jade.

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Ellen34
Jun 21, 2016 4:53 PM CST
Do you think i need to prune my jade plant to make it full again? Or just have to wait.?
Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
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a2b1c3
Jun 22, 2016 7:10 PM CST
no pruning till lots of new growth , wont help except for cosmetics and that plant need time
DON'T PANIC
Tennessee
Ellen34
Jun 28, 2016 10:38 AM CST
Thank you a2b1c3

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