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CiciJ
Nov 5, 2017 12:35 PM CST
Hi!
Im sure someone can help with this question.
I have a jade plant that is going limp only on one stem, Im assuming that maybe it got a bit overwatered?? The other two stems are firm and strong...
And solutions?
I would love any advise, thanks guys!!
Cici
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WillC
Nov 5, 2017 2:44 PM CST
A photo that shows the entire plant, including its pot, would be helpful. The limp stem could be physical damage, over watering or under watering. What kind of light does it receive? What is your watering routine?
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tarev
Nov 5, 2017 2:57 PM CST
Hello Cicij 😆 How long have you been caring for the plant?

Also can you advise what light orientation it is getting. For now what I see is the soil seemingly too heavy. I would add more perlite or pumice to it, to make it grittier and allow more airflow at root zone.

Wrinkling stems can go both ways, either over or underwatering and if light source is also weak and airflow is poor it further damages the roots if it is soaking wet far longer than needed. So what plant does is either compensate by using up stored up moisture from its leaves and stems.
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CiciJ
Nov 5, 2017 3:26 PM CST
This is the pot that it is in. Im worried it was an over watering issue... It has great sunlight as it sits in the middle of my coffee table in my living room. Aspen is a very dry climate.
This is the stem that keeps flopping over. Should I cut it and transplant it?
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CiciJ
Nov 5, 2017 3:28 PM CST
I have been caring for the Jade for over a year now and it seemed so happy!
Now in the past week the one stem has gone limp and flopped over. The soil is not wet, at all. It is also not over dry... It seems right. My watering schedule is about once a week, maybe a half a cup of water...? I don't have a specific schedule.
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DaisyI
Nov 5, 2017 5:01 PM CST
Cici, I don't think your Jade is getting enough light. A Jade receiving enough light has leaves with a red tinged edge.


Don't water until the leaves have some give when you squeeze them between your fingers. And when you do water, water thoroughly until water comes out the drain hole of the pot. Don't let it sit in water.

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WillC
Nov 5, 2017 7:58 PM CST
Daisy is right about it not getting enough light. The room may be bright, but unless your Jade is very close to the window, it will not get enough light.

The pot is quite large relative to the size of the root system. I am also concerned that the pot may not have a drain hole and that makes proper watering very difficult.
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