How to Revive a Dying Jade Plant: Causes & Fixes

Jade plants are popular indoor plants that many people grow in their homes and workplaces because they are thought to be lucky “charms”.

Most often, we gave our loved ones jade plants as housewarming presents; in this way, they encourage both friendship and politeness.

In most cases, individuals will give it as a present to those who are launching a new business as a sign of luck and success.

Jade plants stand out from the other succulents in their plant family thanks to their tree-like structure, making them easy to identify.

Although they are quite simple to maintain, there are times when the leaves start to struggle and die out.

But don’t worry, in this article I’ll show you how to revive a dead jade plant back to life so it can bloom once more and, of course, bring you luck as it should.

Let’s start this article without wasting any more time.

Jade Plant Symptoms: Why Is My Jade Plant Dying?

I considered starting by determining the reasons and potential issues that may have contributed to your jade plant’s demise.

A jade plant can’t talk when something upsets it the way we people can when. Due to the signals, the plant sends to us, there are ways for us to determine the cause.

Having a clear understanding of the issue aids in developing solutions.

You will notice the following issues that indicate that something is wrong with our jade plant, such as the leaves withering and drooping.

Additionally, you’ll see that the leaves are starting to turn yellow or black or brown with patches. In addition, it has lanky growth, white patches on the leaves, and, indeed, the leaves starting to drop off.

There are numerous causes for all of those symptoms, but the following are the most common ones:

  • Underwatering
  • Overwatering
  • Sunlight
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pest infestation

Let’s begin the process of reviving our jade plant now that we are more aware of the potential causes of its demise.

Reviving a Dying Jade Plant.


Below you will find symptoms and fixes for the main reasons why your Jade Plant is dying.

You’ve Neglected to Water your Jade Plant.

I understand that you have been busy and didn’t have time to pay attention to your jade plant, but things got here and the plant started to wither away.

A jade that hasn’t received enough water will feel dry to the touch and appear lifeless. In other words, it will be easy to tell that the poor flower lacks water.

Brown edges, dropping leaves, and even curled leaves are some of the most typical symptoms.

You must water your flower and possibly even soak it in water for a while if you want to remedy this.

Your Jade Plant has been Overwatered

It’s acceptable if you are new to gardening and have given your jade plant more attention than is needed.

However, sometimes too much love can be hurtful, therefore you need to take a break from lavishing love on your jade plant.

Putting jokes aside, I want to emphasize that you shouldn’t overwater your jade plant because it is one of the primary causes why it is dying out.

You don’t want to leave the soil constantly wet because that will cause the roots to rot, stunt the growth, and cause the leaves to start falling off.

To correct this, first cut off the damaged portions of the plant, and then stop watering the flower until it dries up completely.

Lastly, give it the right amount of light and let it dry in a well-ventilated area.

Your Jade Plant has been exposed to Sunlight

Yes, I know, sunlight is good for your plants, but direct sunlight can seriously harm your jade plant.

It will start to have a well-known phenomenon of sunburn, which actually leads to the demise of the flower.

On the other hand, not enough light will also harm it to have brown leaves, really slow growth, and such.

If there is too much light, you want to move it somewhere where there is just enough light and the sunlight doesn’t hit the flower directly.

If there is not enough light, replace it right away with something with just the right amount of light.

Not the Right Temperature for Your Jade Plant

What I like about Jade plants is their adaptability to pretty much any condition, though different and fast changes in temperatures can stress the flower, and that’s not good.

You will be able to tell a stressed jade plant since its leaves start to wrinkle and it stops growing at the rate it used to before.

You want to keep your plant in consistent conditions, and when it gets too cold, you can keep it somewhere where the temperatures are warmer, for example, indoors.

As a rule of thumb, maintain the jade plant’s temperature between 65°F and 85°F.

Humidity and Your Jade Plant

Our homes have medium to high humidity levels, and jade plants are thought to make spaces feel drier.

Therefore, if your home has an excessive amount of humidity, the jade plant could become infected with a fungus.

Things like brown patches, yellow leaves, and spots on leaves will be seen.

You should keep the plant in an area with low or at the very least medium humidity in order to maintain appropriate humidity.

Insect Infection on Your Jade Plant

We are all aware that plants are insects’ favorite habitats, which severely stresses and disturbs the plants.

A number of insects, such as mealybugs, will infest your jade plant and start sucking the water away from it, which will cause problems.

The plant is likely to become very weak, stop growing, and start losing its brown and yellow leaves.

Try relocating the plant to a more isolated location where insects can’t get to it, and make sure you wash the plant and its pot well to remove any bugs or infections.

Final Words

Jade plants are known for their survivability and adaptability to pretty much any environment, but they are not immortal and are prone to the very things that affect the rest of the plants.

Take good care of your jade plant, but don’t overdo it, as this could harm it, as I mentioned previously.

Just give it the right amount of care.

Further Reading

Continue reading to learn more about topics like why your snake plant’s leaves are falling over or how quickly a pothos grows.

There are further questions answered, such as why is my cactus shrinking or why it is soft, etc.

For you who want to grow dandelions indoors, there is also a blog for that.

Natalia Michalska

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