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Topic: Houseplants & Indoor Gardening
Posted by Shirley (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Illinois/5 on 2008-04-15 12:56:00
mites? Maybe it needs re-potting? Any advice would be appreciated.
Repot Yes!Yes, I am an advocate of repotting your plants every couple of years or so. Research online the mixture you might need with type of plant you have... in your case a Jade is a succulent, so you need a different type of a soil mixture. Don't discount the pre-made fertilized types they are great. And plants like a slightly larger pot with each upgrade. It's like buying a bigger house.
Posted by Laurie from Maryland on 2008-08-03 06:54:00
The roots will thank you, it's the most important part of the plant.
ScalesThe black bumps might be scale insects. They suck the sap from plants and excrete a sticky residue that can sometimes be found on the leaves. It is easy to get rid of scales. Just scrape them off with your fingers.
Posted by Stephanie from Tennessee/Zone on 2008-04-24 04:10:00