Jade plants are relatively low-maintenance houseplants, often referred to as money plants, as they are said to bring good luck and prosperity to the home. Although these succulents are easy to care for, they are also relatively fast-growing and will need to be repotted occasionally in order to stay healthy and thrive. Knowing when and how to repot your jade plant can make the process much easier for you and the plant. Let’s look at when to repot a jade plant. We’ll also provide some tips so you can successfully repot your plant.
When to report jade plant
The key things to consider when deciding when to repot a jade plant are the pot’s size, the plant’s health, and the season. If your jade plant is planted in a pot that’s too small, it won’t be able to grow properly and will become root-bound.
A good way to tell if your jade plant needs repotting is to check if roots are growing out of the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. If there are, it’s time to repot your jade plant in a larger container.
You should also check for signs of stress, such as wilting leaves or weak branches. If you notice these issues, it may be time to repot your plant, although you should also be aware that incorrect watering or disease can cause these problems.
Which season to repot jade plant?
It’s best to repot jade plants in the spring or summer when they’re actively growing. In the fall and winter, jade plants will go dormant, and repotting can shock them.
Repotting in the growing season will allow the plant time to acclimate before winter.
Tips for successful repotting
Now that you know when to repot your jade plant let’s look at some tips for successfully repotting the plant.
Before you start to repot your jade plant, make sure you have all of the necessary supplies on hand. You’ll need a new pot that’s at least two inches bigger than the current one, fresh potting soil, and a pair of gloves to protect your hands from the leaves.
- Choose a pot that’s 1 to 2 sizes larger than the current pot, and make sure it has drainage holes in the bottom.
- To improve drainage, prepare the soil mix by combining equal parts of potting soil and sand or perlite.
Next, carefully remove the plant from its old pot by gently turning it upside down and tapping on the bottom until the root ball comes loose. Carefully loosen any tangled or matted roots before placing your jade plant in its new container.
Fill the bottom of the pot with fresh potting soil, and then place your jade plant in the center. Fill in around the root ball, pressing down to ensure no air pockets. Finally, water the soil until it is thoroughly moistened.
Follow these tips to successfully repot your plant in the spring or summer months when it’s actively growing and if it looks root bound. Your jade plant should now be happily repotted and ready to start growing again.
After repotting, remember to keep an eye on your plant and water it when necessary. With a little bit of care, your jade plant will remain healthy and happy for many years to come!