I have a jade plant that is quite small right now. I started out with about four stems and there are now two. I only water when the soil is dry (about once to twice a month with little water) and yet the first two stems succumbed to root rot. I believe it is root rot because the stem got squishy and brown. Anyways, I’m wondering, is there anyway to encourage the growth of new stems? Or are the stems that died due to root rot gone forever? Will the plant just be the two remaining stems forever?

Wondering if it is better to start over with a new jade since this was my first, or if this jade is able to come back strong. *I’d like to add that I’m new to houseplants, and that my haworthia (also a succulent) and african violet are going strong. I used regular potting soil for all of my plants, and now I’m wondering if part of the problem with my jade is that I should have used a rockier mixture which succelents favor?)

Succulents need proper drainage, a good clay pot for evaporation (with a drain hole), and the right soil succulent/citrus mix (marked on the bag) plus enough sunlight. I always also suggest using a moisture meter. Don’t guess.
If the stems are soft, it’s dead. If the cause was root rot it’s dead. Regular soil is not appropriate for all plants. Next time you’re at the store check on all the different mixtures.
Jade plant care.
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AtyEFVlqYPkrbxhio.lDQQWbvZx4?p=jade+plant+care&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-900
Succulent plant care.
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AtyEFVlqYPkrbxhio.lDQQWbvZx4?p=succulent+plant+care&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-900
African violet plant care.
http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AtyEFVlqYPkrbxhio.lDQQWbvZx4?p=african+violet+plant+care&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-900

 

2 Responses to jade plant stems have died, will they ever grow back?

  1. CGIV76 says:

    Succulents need proper drainage, a good clay pot for evaporation (with a drain hole), and the right soil succulent/citrus mix (marked on the bag) plus enough sunlight. I always also suggest using a moisture meter. Don’t guess.
    If the stems are soft, it’s dead. If the cause was root rot it’s dead. Regular soil is not appropriate for all plants. Next time you’re at the store check on all the different mixtures.
    Jade plant care.
    http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AtyEFVlqYPkrbxhio.lDQQWbvZx4?p=jade+plant+care&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-900
    Succulent plant care.
    http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AtyEFVlqYPkrbxhio.lDQQWbvZx4?p=succulent+plant+care&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-900
    African violet plant care.
    http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AtyEFVlqYPkrbxhio.lDQQWbvZx4?p=african+violet+plant+care&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-900
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    RPO

  2. Brett 6060 says:

    If the roots are soft you cant grow them back. Why dont you make homemade soil and plant some more?
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