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Name: RADishGAL
Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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radishgirl
May 9, 2017 5:41 PM CST
A little back story... I got my jade plant in november of last year, it was roughly 1/2 the size. I had kept it in front of a west facing window that didnt get much light from buildings blocking the sun. I recently moved and had my jade in front of a s/e facing window, it was there for about 2 weeks when I noticed the leaves turning red. Im not sure what variety of jade it is or if this is normal. I am concered from the change.

I also noticed small white spots on my plants. It doesnt look like an infestion but could it be the start of mealy bugs?

Attached I have a few pictures of my plant.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 9, 2017 5:45 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Your Jade plant is getting enough sun!

I don't see the white spots. Do they wipe off? If so, give you plant a soapy warm bath to discourage whatever the culprit might be.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
May 9, 2017 6:55 PM CST
I do see a few white spots in the apex of the leaves, but can't really tell if it's mealies or just calcium spots from the water.
The red leaves say happy plant!, it's finally getting enough sun.
Name: RADishGAL
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radishgirl
May 9, 2017 8:57 PM CST
Thank you guys so much!

I had moved it across the room from the window because I wasnt sure. I had it only a few inches from the windows when I noticed the red so I will be moving it back there then!
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 10, 2017 9:38 AM CST
What a lovely happy jade plant! Lovey dubby
Name: RADishGAL
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radishgirl
May 23, 2017 6:03 AM CST
Wanted to give an update. Plant is doing well but I noticed some brown spots on the jade, I peeled one off and it reminded me of cardboard. I only noticed a few other spots like that. I also noticed a tiny black "bead" under one of the leafs.


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Any ideas on what might be causing this? Sighing! Sighing! Sighing! D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh!

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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ctcarol
May 23, 2017 7:18 PM CST
I'm seeing healthy new growth in that last picture, but also a couple of white flys? Attack the black dot with an alcohol dipped Q-tip. If it's a bug that will kill it...if it isn't a bug. it will be gone at least.
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madcratebuilder
May 24, 2017 7:33 AM CST
Normal color with good light. Light and temps have major effect on Jade color. Mealy bug? The black spot could be from physical damage, it may be a fungus. One of my Jades gets random black spots under and even on top of leaves for no apparent reason.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
May 24, 2017 11:50 AM CST
Sometimes it can be leaf edema when the plant's roots absorbs more water than the leaves can release. This would show up as bumps on the leaves, especially if one's area is more humid.

So got to be careful in watering. It is not too dire to see them, but it will stay like a scar. Eventually those leaves will drop anyways and new ones will form at the tip or anywhere up and down the branches/stem.
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