How to keep Crassula ovata plant Healthy

Keeping a Crassula ovata plant healthy involves a combination of proper lighting, watering, temperature, soil, and other care practices.

Caring for a Crassula ovata  plant is simple, as long as you meet its basic requirements for soil, water, and light.

Here are some detailed tips to ensure your Crassula ovata plant thrives:

1. Sunlight Crassula ovata require ample light, needing at least 5 to 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.

Many people keep this plant indoors, which make the plant dull and eventually halt their growth.

For healthy growth, keep your Crassula ovata plant outside in direct sunlight. 

2. Soil Crassula ovata plant flourish in soil that drains well, preferably with a sandy texture suited to their succulent nature.

Sandy soil allows water to drain quickly, preventing the roots from becoming waterlogged.

3. Crassula ovata plant, being succulent, need minimal watering. Only water them when the soil is completely dry.

Proper watering promotes lush foliage, vibrant coloration, and robust growth in Crassula ovata plant.

Many people water their Crassula ovata plant daily, which causes the roots to rot, leading to the plant being spoiled or damaged.

4. Sign of  Overwatering Signs of Over-watering include yellowing leaves, mushy stems, and soil that remains consistently wet.

5. Fertilizer Feed your Crassula ovata plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Do this every two to three months during the growing season (spring and summer).

Cow dung cake liquid fertilizer is best fertilizer for Crassula ovata plant. It is high in nitrogen, promotes lush foliage growth and enhance plant health.

6. Prune for Shape Prune the plant to maintain its shape and encourage branching. Remove any dead or shriveled leaves.

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7. Clean Leaves Wipe the leaves occasionally with a damp cloth to remove dust and allow the plant to breathe better.

8. Pest attack The mealybug is the most common pest, often causing white patches to appear on the plant, particularly at the points where the leaves connect to the stems.

 To prevent mealybug infestations, you can spray neem oil on the plant once a week.

Follow these tips to make your Crassula ovata plant healthy and make your garden greener!