Jade about to Bloom!

CorpsmanCooper(FL8b)November 24, 2012

Ok so my big jade is about to bloom for the first time since I've had it. This is the first time I've had a jade bloom. Anything special I need to do? Special care? Anything I shouldn't do? It's supposed to freeze tonight so I'm bringing it in for the night. It will go right back out tomorrow though. Any help would be appreciated!

~Erin~

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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Yeah, have fun while it looks so beautiful and then enjoy the mess it will make in two or three months when the flowers dry up and turn to tiny little white crunchy stuff on your floor! I share your enthusiasm and excitement but after flowering several of mine over the years, I've had enough of cleaning up the mess left behind. Now I don't allow them to flower. Please share some pictures.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 11:45AM
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Ron001

My jades have never left any mess on the floor after blooming. The flowers just dry up and disappear.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 5:37PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Lucky you, Ron. Mine dry up alright and then the white flowers seem to disintegrate falling to the floor with the slightest touch. I try to pick them off but most of the crinkly flowers just float to the floor like fresh snowflakes. For sure the don't, "Just dry up and disappear."

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 8:31PM
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CorpsmanCooper(FL8b)

I'll take pictures soon. Just started a full time job, plus school full time, plus 3 kids! There's isn't much to see right now anyway. Just little tiny buds between the leaves.

~Erin~

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 12:00PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Erin, congratulations to you! It seems that when one gets there Jade to bloom in Florida, it's a miracle and I am happy for you!

I got my 20 year old to bloom for the first time too! I can't believe it!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 5:41PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Awesome plant, Mike!

"It seems that when one gets there Jade to bloom in Florida, it's a miracle"

Why?

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 10:46AM
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cactusmcharris

purple,

Inhospitable conditions to do so, for the most part.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 12:10PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Congrats, Erin, enjoy it!
In some parts of the world, I'm sure folk are overwhelmed by the falling of dried Jade blooms....
but here it ain't so common, and I dare-say I'll take on the vaccuuming in exchange for these
delightful little flowers. Erin, I've noticed that Jade flowers will wither if the plant goes
too dry...not that I expect such to happen in Florida ;-)

Which brings us to Mike and Jeff's point...it is thought that the consistent light and the humidity
might make blooming a Jade (and coloring them up) more difficult in Florida.

This cutting came from John in Oregon, and this is the third year it has bloomed for me.
It is a wee thing....the stature of which Jeffrey would approve!

Josh

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 1:06PM
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silentsurfer(6A OH)

oh wow,
thats soo Cool!
so apparently age, or more specifically Size doesnt seem as critical,
so much as cultural factors !? thats really Adorable Josh.

..and Mike,
Gorgeous as always mista.
..but i'd expect nothing less from the 'Emperor-of-Jade' lol :)

Erin,
maybe you should squeeze in a Dance Class or something too !? hehe
look forward to seeing yours in bloom. :)

ive never seen one bloom in person.
..i should probably hit the Conservatory here again soon. :)

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 7:19PM
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cactusmcharris

Josh,

It is indeed as you say - John sent me one, too, but it's not flowered yet.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 10:29PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

It's only a matter of time, Jeff!
John sent me two cuttings, and both have bloomed.

Josh

    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 12:40AM
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