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You know how most people attribute their success to an item in their homes, or they feel that a certain plant brings good luck, well one of those plants is the jade plant.
The crassula ovata commonly known as the jade plant is called the money plant. This succulent house plant is a native of South Africa and is usually considered to bring good luck and money.
Succulent house plants are known for their ability to adapt to different environments.
So imagine seeing your good luck or money plant turning black, it can be a cause to worry, some might even consider it bad luck.
Your jade plant leaf turning black could be a result of various factors, we are going to discuss in this article how best to save jade plant leaves from turning black.
Why Are Your Jade Plant Leaves Turning Black?
The primary reason why your jade plant leaves are turning black could be as a result of root rot, irrespective of that, there are also other reasons which will be looked at below and how best we can save them.
- Jade plant turning black due to root rot
- Jade plant turning black due to diseases
- Jade plant turning Black due to destructive pests
1. Jade Plant Turning Black Due to Root Rot.
Root rot occurs when the root of your plants starts to decay and rot, and it normally gives a sign when ide plant leaves start turning black and falling off.
Root rot can occur in jade plants for a couple of reasons, some of these reasons may include overwatering, using pots without proper drainage, etc.
All have jade plants that love dry soil, so when you overwater your soil, there are chances that your soil will become too wet and soggy, which might, in turn, lead to root rot.
Another reason for jade plant leaves turning black is because there are no drainage holes in the pots used for planting. If the excess eater has no way of escaping the pot, the soil will become wet and soggy, causing the jade plant’s leaves to turn black.
Your jade plant’s leaves can also be turning black because you are using the wrong type of soil. A mixture of organic and inorganic soil is why every jade plant needs.
How To Save Jade plants From Turning Black Due To Root Rot.
- Make sure to only water the jade plants when the soil is completely dry.
- remove trays kept under the plant after watering it, this helps prevent the soil from staying wet.
- You can either mix or purchase your draining soil, when getting the right soil, always make sure that the soil contains limestone and perlite.
- If your pot doesn’t have drainage holes, it could be created in the pot or new ones with drainage lines should be used.
2. Jade Plant Leaves Turning Black Due To Diseases.
Diseases caused by fungal could be another reason why your ide plant leaves are turning black. Fungal infections leave black spots on the leaves of jade plants, these fungal infections thrive more under dry weather. Some of these fungal diseases may include, powdery mildew, anthracnose, botrytis, etc. Regardless of what these fungal may be, they cause harm to the plant making them turn black or leaving black spots on the jade plants.
How to Save Jade Plants Leaves From Turning Black Due To Fungal Infections
- Using a glove, remove the case leaves that are infected and make sure not to touch the good ones to prevent spreading.
- Make use of safe fungicides to spray on the infected areas to stop the spread of the disease.
- Isolate the infected plants from other house plants before and after spraying the fungicides, this help reduces the risk of spreading to other house plants.
3. Jade Plants Turning Black Sure To Destructive Pests.
Pests are very annoying!! Those tiny bugs always cause a nuisance to plants. pests such as spider mites, scale, aphids, and mealybugs often attack the plant, cause an infestation, and eventually, the jade plant leaves will turn black.
Some of these pests are immune to insecticides, e.g. scale( back protective covering). When these pests attack the plants, they feed on the nutrients and cause the jade plant leaves to turn black and fall off if left for a longer period.
How To Save Jade Plants Leaves Turning Black From Destructive Pests
- Make use of pesticides or insecticides but make sure that these insecticides can be used on the jade plant to avoid killing the plants.
- For insects that are immune to insecticides, they can be handed picked or sorted with soapy water.
- Rubbing alcohol can also be used on these pests but in severe cases of infestations, the jade plants will have to be discarded with the pests.
How Do I Save My Jade Plants?
If you notice that are jade plants leaves are turning brown or falling, you can save these plants by carrying out the necessary measures below:
- Avoid overwatering the plants to prevent root rot from occurring
- Make use of good soil for planting, whether they are bought or mixed by hand.
- Make sure that infected plants are discarded or removed from the normal ones to prevent the spread of diseases or pests.
How Do You Fix Black Spots On Jade Plants?
A lot of problems can cause black spots to appear on jade plants. They can take from poor soil drainage, root rot, lack of sun, pests, diseases, overwatering, etc.
Caring for these plants especially when they are in these conditions is not always easy, but they can be saved.
Using the right kind of soil, making proper soil drainage, avoiding overwatering the plants, and making use of pesticides will make it easier to save our precious money plant. Carryout out all of these will prevent our jade plant leaves from turning black.
In conclusion, if we want our good luck and money bringing the jade plant to thrive and grow will, we must follow the necessary steps that have been discussed above and watch the foliage of your jade plant grow healthily.