by Dre
(Charlotte, NC, USA)


I have had my jade plant for about 5-6 months now and I recently repotted it. Is there anything I should be worried about with my jade plant? specifically why are the stems of my plant starting to look like this? Also, should I be worried about the browner edges of the leaves of my plant?

Comments for Should Be worried about my jade plant?

Nov 03, 2021

Repot in Spring
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

This corky looking stem is totally normal in a plant of this age. Once they grow past the cutting stage when they were propagated, they tend to get brownish or corky on the lower parts of the stem.

In future, I recommend not repotting succulents in the fall, unless absolutely necessary. They can withstand being cramped in a small pot, and prefer that to having too much soil around the roots.

Especially important is that you don’t overwater it. This could be what’s happening with the edges of the leaves drying out.

The other thing to watch is the type of water you use, and if it’s getting too much fertilizer. All plants tend to start to lose their leaves when they get old, and the fall is the time they do it, even if they’re indoors.

This plant looks very healthy, so carry on with what you’re doing.