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Al's "gritty mix" saved my jade!

Posted by Pallas_Athena 6 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 14:21

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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RE: Al's "gritty mix" saved my jade!

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


RE: Al's "gritty mix" saved my jade!

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

RE: Al's "gritty mix" saved my jade!

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


RE: Al's "gritty mix" saved my jade!

An update:

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

RE: Al's "gritty mix" saved my jade!

No room for scale either?

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


RE: Al's "gritty mix" saved my jade!

  • Posted by whip1 z5 ne Ohio (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 20, 14 at 22:36

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


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