Jade Plant Branches Rotting – Causes & How To Fix This Common Issue

Thomas Angas by Thomas Angas | Last Updated: July 19, 2021

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Header Image: What Causes Jade Plant Branches Rotting?

Considered to be a symbol of good luck in the East, jade plants (Crassula ovata) are a joy to care for and with proper maintenance, can be a beautiful house plant that adds a touch of class and color to any home or office.

However, if you’ve ever experienced jade plan branches rotting, you might not be feeling so lucky!

Thankfully, all is not lost and with a little TLC your beloved jade plant will be back to full health in no time at all.

In this post you’re going to learn:

Let’s get started.

How To Fix Jade Plant Branches Rotting

The most common cause of jade plant branches rotting is down to moisture. Either you’re overwatering your plan or the pot isn’t allowing water to drain away. Thankfully the solution is simple – remove the rot and re-root the stems.

Below, we walk you through what you need to do:

1. Remove The Rot

2. Re-Root The Stems

If you’d prefer, you can also follow the steps above but rather than combine the stems together, you can individually plant them in new pots – giving you lots of lovely new jade plants.

Whichever option you choose, keep an eye on new growth as this is a sign that the plants are rooting and you’ve been successful.

The Bottom Line

So there you have it, while jade plant branches rotting can seem like a cause for concern, fixing the problem is just a case of cutting away the rot to prevent it from spreading upwards.

Thomas Angas, the founder of Authority Gardening lives with his wife and two darling pups. He spends his free time writing, hiking and learning how to become a better gardener. He launched Authority Gardening in 2017 to help people all over the world their gardens grow.