Do you have an overwatered Gollum Jade?
If your Gollum Jade is looking a little sad and wilted, it may be because it's overwatered.
Overwatering is one of the most common problems people have with their houseplants, but it's easy to fix if you catch it early.
In this guide, I have shared some tips to overcome this issue and revive the plant completely.
So, let's get started.
How To Fix An Overwatered Gollum Jade
Here's the step-by-step guide to follow -
1. Remove The Plant From The Pot
The first step is to remove the plant from the pot.
This will allow you to check the roots and see if they are waterlogged or not.
This will also give you an opportunity to ensure there is no root rot problem in the plant.
If you see brown or black roots, it is a sign of root rot, and you will need to cut away those roots.
Important: Be careful while removing the plant from the pot as the roots are fragile at this stage.
You shouldn't pull the plant out by the stem as it may break.
2. Trim The Dead And Damaged Roots
Once you have removed the plant from the pot, it's time to trim the roots.
This will help improve the plant's drainage and also get rid of any damaged or dead roots.
In case you don't know, here are the steps you need to follow -
- Using a sharp knife or scissors, cut away any dead or black roots.
- Also, trim any brown or damaged roots.
- Once you have trimmed the roots, rinse them under running water to remove any dirt or debris.
You can follow these three easy steps to trim your plant's roots.
Note: Do not trim more than ⅓rd of the roots as it may harm the plant.
3. Prune The Leaves
After you have trimmed the roots, you will also need to prune the leaves.
This is important because it will help the plant focus its energy on new growth.
You can remove any yellow or brown leaves.
It is also a good idea to remove any leaves that are wilted or damaged.
That said, you will have to follow the same pruning strategy for leaves as you did for roots.
Similar to roots, the leaves play a crucial role in the growth of the plant.
So, you should never prune too many leaves of your overwatered Gollum Jade at once.
4. Repot The Plant In Fresh Soil
This is pretty much the final stage of reviving your overwatered Gollum Jade plant.
Here, all you need to do is repot the plant in fresh potting mix.
When selecting the potting mix, you should choose one that is well-draining.
It should also be light in weight so that it doesn't compact easily.
If you are not sure what soil to choose for this plant, you can simply get the succulent & cactus mix from your local garden center.
Another important thing to keep in mind is the pot size.
The pot should be only slightly larger than the plant.
This will help reduce the chances of overwatering in the future.
5. Water The Plant If Necessary
Generally, we water the plants after repotting them.
But in this case, you will need to water the plant only if the soil is dry.
Also, the plant and roots shouldn't be too wet.
If they are, you should wait for a day or two before watering the plant.
Now, when you water the plant, you should avoid watering from the top.
Instead, you should water the plant from the bottom.
This way, you can prevent many leaf-related issues, such as fungal problems.
As for the watering schedule, you can water the Gollum Jade every week or so.
But in this case, you should be careful and check the moisture level of the soil before watering the plant.
This will help you avoid overwatering the plant again.
6. Change The Location
If you want to keep your plant dry, you should consider changing its location.
This is because the plant needs a lot of light to dry out quickly.
So, if you mistakenly overwater your Gollum Jade, the plant will take a longer time to dry out.
Therefore, it's best to keep it in a bright location, such as near a window.
You can also keep the plant outdoors for better results.
But bring it indoors when the temperature drops or increases significantly.
Otherwise, the plant may suffer from shock.
7. Observe The Gollum Jade For A Few Weeks
Once you have followed all of the above steps, it's time to sit back and observe your Gollum Jade for a few weeks.
The overwatered Gollum Jade will take some time to recover.
So, you will need to be patient and give it some time.
During this period, you should keep an eye on the plant and see how it is doing.
If you see any new growth, it means that the plant is recovering well.
Hence, the observation period is very important, and you should not skip it.
8. Spray Fungicide If Required
In most cases, you will not have to do anything special during the observation period.
But if you see any signs of fungal problems, you may need to spray fungicide on the plant.
Fungal problems are common in overwatered plants.
So, if you see any white powdery substance on the leaves or stems of your Gollum Jade, it's a sign of fungal problems.
In this case, you should immediately treat the plant with a fungicide.
You can get the fungicide from your local garden center or online.
Note: This task should only be performed after a couple of days of repoting the plant.
This is because you don't want to stress the plant, even more when it's already weak.
And that's pretty much all you need to do to revive your overwatered Gollum Jade plant.
Just follow the above steps, and I'm sure you will be able to save your plant.
How To Prevent Overwatering In Gollum Jade
When it comes to succulents like Gollum Jade, we often make the watering task a little too complicated.
We water them too often or overwater them, and as a result, the plant gets damaged.
So, to avoid such problems, here are a few tips that you can follow -
- Follow a strict watering schedule and stick to it.
- Water the plant only when the soil is completely dry.
- Reduce the watering frequency in winter.
- Change the soil mix if necessary.
- Confirm that the pot has proper drainage holes.
These are some important things you should keep in mind to prevent overwatering in Gollum Jade.
In the next section, let's take a look at the FAQs related to this topic.
There are various reasons for Gollum Jade to drop its leaves.
One of the most common reasons is overwatering.
Other than that, it can also be due to pests, diseases, underwatering, or transplant shock.
So, you will need to identify the problem and then take corrective measures.
There is no set rule as to how often you should water your Gollum Jade.
It depends on various factors such as the size of the plant, the type of potting mix, the weather, and so on.
The best way to know when to water your plant is to check the soil.
Still, if you are a beginner, it is better to water your Gollum Jade once a week.
If the leaves of your Gollum Jade are wrinkled, it could be due to under or overwatering.
Sometimes, it could also be an indication of too much fertilizer.
It is important to check the plant and see if there are any other symptoms before taking any action.
It depends on the severity of the overwatering and how quickly you address the issue.
If the roots have rotted, saving the plant might not be possible.
But if the roots are still doing alright, the plant should recover within a few weeks.
You just have to be patient and take care of it during this time.
Yes, you can remove the wrinkled leaves from your Jade plant.
These leaves are not going to recover, and they will only drain the plant's energy.
By removing them, you are giving the plant a chance to focus on growing new leaves.
Over To You
As you know, overwatering is one of the main reasons why indoor plants die.
So, if you have an overwatered Gollum Jade plant, don't worry; there's still a chance to save it.
You can simply use the guidelines suggested above and give your plant the care it needs.
Meanwhile, if you have any queries related to this topic, feel free to ask in the comment section below.
I would be happy to help you out.
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