Houseplants forum: Flowering Jade

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Blketchley, United Kingdom
Elliandra
Nov 7, 2017 4:35 PM CST
I have a Jade plant. It is about 4 feet tall, it's trunk is about 9 or 10 inches round and was a branch cut from the mother tree. I read recently that Jade plants only flower in the winter. This is strange as my Jade plant flowers in June and then again in November. The plant becomes absolutely covered in clusters of small pink starlike flowers. Each time, the flowers last about 2 or 3 months. Is this usual?
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2017 6:12 PM CST
I wonder if the bloom time for Jade Plant (Crassula ovata) might be different for different areas of the world? I saw them in bloom during the month of January when we were vacationing in San Diego, California.

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Faridat
Nov 8, 2017 12:10 AM CST
plantladylin said:I wonder if the bloom time for Jade Plant (Crassula ovata) might be different for different areas of the world? I saw them in bloom during the month of January when we were vacationing in San Diego, California.



Drooling Lovey dubby That's an awesome Jade!
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lauriebasler
Nov 8, 2017 1:40 AM CST
It is my experience at least here in Washington State, any Jade blooming except outside is unusual.
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Blketchley, United Kingdom
Elliandra
Nov 8, 2017 2:43 AM CST
plantladylin said:I wonder if the bloom time for Jade Plant (Crassula ovata) might be different for different areas of the world? I saw them in bloom during the month of January when we were vacationing in San Diego, California.



Hi Lynn my Jade tree guru Hurray! Your answer sounds probable. I am in the UK and my plant is kept year round in an unheated conservatory which gets very cold in winter and very hot in summer ( when we actually have a summer that is) It looks very much like the size of the plant in the photo' you posted. It's trunk is about 9 or 10 inches round and it stands about 4 feet tall. It is spectacular. I wonder if I should think about re potting it, I last did this about 3 or 4 years ago. What soil is best? Thank You!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 8, 2017 9:21 AM CST
Elliandra, I haven't had much luck over the years keeping Jade alive here in our very humid climate so I can't offer advice on growing conditions, soil etc. It was truly amazing to see very large Jades growing in the ground and in full bloom when we visited California!
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tarev
Nov 8, 2017 10:50 AM CST
My jade here blooms in winter. But not all winters are the same, just depends if it is more dry cold winter or wet cold winter for us. And my jade is rather reticent in its blooms too, just on one branch of the plant. Anyhow, I don't really grow it for its blooms and my greater concern is if it gets way too wet and cold. But it sure is pretty when it blooms! Always a delight to see. Lovey dubby
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plantmanager
Nov 8, 2017 11:06 AM CST
Southern California seems to be perfect for Jades. I used to see so many gorgeous specimens just covered in blooms. I have given up on them myself. For me they are mealy bug magnets and once they get started, it's almost impossible to get rid of them. I'm afraid most of mine have gotten tossed.
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