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variegated jade plant ( 1 piece )

150.00

Estimated delivery dates: May 30, 2024 - Jun 1, 2024

Description

Growing and caring for a variegated jade plant (Crassula ovata) requires similar care to that of a regular jade plant, with a few additional considerations to maintain the variegation.

Growing variegated jade plants : 

  1. Select a healthy variegated jade plant: Look for a variegated jade plant with vibrant colors and well-defined variegation patterns. Ensure the plant has healthy leaves and stems without any signs of damage or pests.
  2. Container and soil: Choose a container with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix. You can create your own mix by combining regular potting soil with perlite or coarse sand to improve drainage.
  3. Lighting: Variegated jade plants need bright, indirect sunlight. Place the plant near a window where it can receive at least 4-6 hours of indirect sunlight daily. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as it may scorch the leaves.
  4. Temperature and humidity: Variegated jade plants thrive in average to warm temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). They can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but are sensitive to frost. Maintain average indoor humidity levels, as excessive humidity can lead to fungal diseases.
  5. Watering: Jade plants are drought-tolerant succulents. Water the variegated jade plant when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry. Use the “soak and dry” method: thoroughly water the soil until water drains out of the pot, then allow the soil to dry out before watering again. Avoid overwatering, as it can cause root rot.
  6. Fertilization: Feed your variegated jade plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer formulated for succulents or cacti. Dilute the fertilizer to half strength and apply it during the growing season (spring and summer) every 2-4 weeks. Do not fertilize during the dormant winter months.
  7. Pruning and grooming: Remove any dead, yellowing, or damaged leaves promptly to maintain the plant’s appearance and overall health. Regularly inspect for pests, such as mealybugs or spider mites, and take appropriate measures if infestation occurs.
  8. Variegation maintenance: Variegated jade plants have leaves with different colors and patterns, which can fade if the plant receives insufficient light. Ensure the plant gets adequate bright, indirect light to maintain the variegation. If the variegation starts fading, consider moving the plant to a brighter location.
  9. Propagation: Variegated jade plants can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a healthy stem cutting and let it dry for a few days until the cut end calluses. Then, plant the cutting in a well-draining succulent mix and keep it lightly moist until roots develop.
  10. Winter care: Variegated jade plants go through a dormant period in winter. During this time, reduce watering frequency, as the plant requires less moisture. Keep the plant in a cooler location (50-55°F or 10-13°C) to promote dormancy.

By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy the unique beauty of your variegated jade plant and help it thrive.

 

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