Al's "gritty mix" saved my jade!

Pallas_AthenaJuly 22, 2014

I posted to this forum several weeks ago about a rescued gollum jade losing 2/3 of its leaves after being watered once. Many of you suggested that I repot it immediately in Al's gritty mix and to substitute with Foliage Pro, and I must say--you were right! It has been two weeks since the transfer and it is doing incredibly well. There is healthy, fast-growing new growth all over every branch, and the green/red tip coloration is starting to return after lots of time spent out in the hot summer sun. I'm so pleased with the results, and so glad I didn't have to throw it away! Thanks for all the sage advice.

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Hey, the proof is in the pudding, and now you officially got the pudding! Nice work.


    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 5:49PM
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americangolden(ZONE 5B)

Great job! Glad you could save a Jade plant. It is amazing how quickly they can bounce back isn't it?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 9:03PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Right on!
And you're fertilizing, too! :-)


    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 12:31PM
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An update:

It is looking FANTASTIC! Thank you, Al/Tapla!!!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 1:26PM
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No room for scale either?

Fantastic! The same mix saved all of mine too..


    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 7:16PM
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whip1 Zone 5 NE Ohio

Just like Mike, i struggled with jades until i put them in the gritty mix. I haven't lost one since the switch.


    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 10:36PM
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