Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Moving my jade outside

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Name: ellenr
New Jersey, USA (Zone 6b)
ellenr22
Apr 6, 2018 6:29 AM CST
I've had a jade for years indoors in a North Window, with a grow light and it is doing well.
I want to put it out for the summer.
My plot has full sun, so I know I should acclimate it slowly.
Ultimately, I believe from what I read, it can tolerate full sun?
Secondly, what is the minimum outside temperature that it will be comfortable in?

thank you.
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purpleinopp
Apr 6, 2018 10:02 AM CST
That will take quite a while to acclimate from N window to significant direct sun outside, at least a couple of months. I've burned them before trying to rush. Do you have a more sunny window to start the process while it's still inside? Either way, starting direct sun outside with the 1st or last hour of daylight should be safe. Increase slightly about once per week. If you're willing to lose a few leaves to sunburn, it can be done more quickly, but please know that sunburned leaves are fugly. Smiling

If your soil has peat, other organic matter, &/or "moisture control", and moist at the time, I would get nervous about nights much below 50°. Jades can take a little frost, but no reason to get risky if not necessary, and soil in a pot will cool much more quickly than the ground.
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Name: ellenr
New Jersey, USA (Zone 6b)
ellenr22
Apr 6, 2018 12:18 PM CST
thanks, Purple.

ps. Is there really a town in Ala named "Opp"?
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Apr 6, 2018 12:37 PM CST
Happy to share. Yes, there definitely is. 80 miles south of Montgomery, 80 miles north of Destin, FL. Charlie Daniels performed at "rattlesnake rodeo" a couple weeks ago. Truly a humidity & mosquito lover's paradise!! :+)
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tarev
Apr 6, 2018 3:44 PM CST
Hello ellenr22, jades can endure 30F as long as kept dry. During summer time in my area where we really get triple digit hot and dry heat, it endures direct sun and dry heat as long as I water it thoroughly at least once a week. I grow my jades outdoors year round here, but we do have milder winter conditions compared to your location. I have learned to position them nearer to our house but still getting some full sun, so that come winter time they benefit from some heat coming from the house and some protection from occasional strong winds.

Since your plant has been indoors for quite some time, try to help it acclimate it with your outdoors conditions gradually, before it gets positioned under more direct sun. Ideally, start bringing it out when your outdoor temps has stabilized at 50F overnight.

If your summer period have more rain, make sure your soil is very well draining, add pumice or perlite to your soil to ensure faster drain time.

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