Jade is a popular plant for container gardening. There are many types of Jade available and they vary in appearance, size, color, texture, growth habit and stalks, to name a few. The amount of time it takes to grow a new plant depends on how well the plant has been cared for. You should only care for Jade plants as if they were your own! Container gardening requires more maintenance than most other plants, but there are ways you can shorten the care time.
You should always be careful to not overwater Jade because their leaves will curl up, the stem will rot, and even the leaves will fall off. During the winter, be certain to water them only once in a while. Before watering the Jade tree, you should ensure that the soil is completely dry, this will create an optimal environment for growing roots and a beautiful blooming Jade flower.
The first thing you should do is find a good pot that will fit your Jade tree snugly. This is going to be the growing container. A large pot is fine, or you can use a hanging pot or even a window box. Some of the best growing conditions for Jade plants are grown in large pots that are kept in an out of the way location. If you don’t have any of these, you can use a shallow dish or basin filled with about half water.
The next thing to do is select the type of Jade you would like to grow. The three main types of Jade are the Burmese, Chinese, and the variegated known as crassly. The Burmese jade plant is also known as the Blue Star, the Chinese Variegated jade plant is known as the Spring Dragon, the last one is the variegated known as the Cappuccino. These three are pretty much the same except for the color of course, and they do all come in different sizes. This means that you need to get the right pot for your specific type of jade plant to ensure that your flowers bloom properly.
There are many different ways that you prune your Jade plants. The easiest is to simply cut off the top growth and allow the lower portion of the stem to hang down. After this, simply cut the remaining part of the stem off and you have now pruned the jade plant.
To avoid your jade plants from drying out and losing their leaves, it is important that you give them adequate light and good drainage. This can be accomplished by placing your pots on an east-facing wall or building. You should also make sure that your pots have good drainage by putting them in direct sunlight for a few hours out of the day. If possible, during the cooler months, move your pots around to get them warmer. Good drainage is very important in keeping your jade plants healthy.
When it comes to fertilising your plant’s growing season, do not fertilise them before the flowering period on either side. It is recommended that you fertilise your plants every two weeks during the growing season and then wait one month before fertilising again. In the winter months, fertilising is very important and you should fertilise your plants every two weeks during the winter months. Do not ever use fertilizer based on nitrogen because this will cause your plants to wilt.
When choosing a fertilizer to use, it is a good idea to look for something that uses a high proportion of nitrogen. The best way to go about choosing a fertiliser is to read up on the different types of fertilisers available and choose one that suits the type of plant that you have. One thing to remember when fertilising is that it is not always necessary to use a very large amount of the product. Using too much can be detrimental to the health of your plant.