How to keep  Jade plant Healthy

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

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

The jade plant is a popular succulent known for its low maintenance care needs and impressive lifespan, which can extend up to 10 to 25 years with proper care.

Here are some detailed tips to ensure your jade plant thrives:

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

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

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

2. Soil  Jade 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. Jade 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 Jade plant.

Many people water their jade 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 jade 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 jade 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.

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 jade plant healthy and make your garden greener!