Ask a Question forum: Crassula Ovata (Jade) in a windowsill?

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Name: Sabi
Nothern California (Zone 9a)
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sabigrows
Apr 15, 2018 5:25 PM CST
This offset is from my jade, it has roots. I have been trying to save my plant so I put this one in a really well draining pot and by the windowsill. It was dry and etiolated, just like the mother plant. This windowsill is west-facing and it gets very warm when the sun is beaming. Where I live, spring is almost here. We are having some 80 degree days followed by rain, then sunshine, then 40 degrees at night at the coldest.

Is it okay where I put it?
This is the plant, it was outside when I took this photo.
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I also have succulents propagating in the windowsill in a zip lock plastic to-go container (uncovered). If the leaves are wrinkling does that mean I need to mist them? I read that it means energy is being used to make new babies. There are so many methods to propagation, I have like 10 different set ups it feels like! Some water propagation, some nuzzled in soil, some not, some covered and planted in egg shells, etc.. (lucky, I have 1 teeny tiny root lol)
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
Professional indoor plant consultan
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WillC
Apr 15, 2018 7:00 PM CST
Provide as much light as possible for your Jades to keep them from getting leggy.

There are different methods for propagating plants, all with advantages and disadvantages. It is best to experiment a bit and find out what method works best for you.

Wrinkled leaves mean the leaves are not getting enough water via their roots. That could be because the soil is getting too dry or because the soil has stayed so wet that the roots have rotted and are no longer able to absorb the water even though it is available. Misting will not help and the leaves do not wrinkle as a result of putting out new growth or offsets.

Egg shells and other food substances may work in compost and outdoors, but not inside where they will attract pests and create an odor.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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