Why Are My Jade Plant Dropping Leaves?

Written by Ivy

Jan 29 2022

Why Are My Jade Plant Dropping Leaves?
Jade plant is also a kind of succulent plant. Jade plant has a thick trunk, and its leaves are very thick and green, which is very easy to propagate. However, there will be a problem in the process of taking care of jade plant, that is, the leaves are still very green. If you touch them with your hand or shake them slightly, the leaves of jade plant will fall off, What causes jade plant dropping leaves? How should we deal with it?

Unhealthy Basin Soil

Jade plant dropping leaves is likely to be a problem with the basin soil. The soil dug by some people is easy to form plates, and there may be insect eggs in it. After a long time, the roots will be affected, and the elm leaves will fall off.
Treatment Method:
we can dig out the jade plant first. If the root is OK, wash the root, air it, and then put it into the basin. It is best to buy soil and dig the soil ourselves. Remember to disinfect it with a microwave oven or pressure cooker before putting it into the basin. Buy some nutritious soil mixed with sawdust. If the root is dead and there are white insects, cut off the root, cut it to a normal green place, hang it for a day, and then cut it after changing the soil.

Overwatering Or Underwatering

Jade plant leaves contain a lot of water. When jade plant leaves soften and fall off, it is likely that it is due to insufficient watering. Of course, too much watering will also cause rotten roots and falling leaves of the jade plant.
Treatment Method:
When watering is too little, we can slowly replenish the dropping leaves jade plant. We can sprinkle some water on the leaf surface appropriately. Don't pour too much at one time, but step by step. If there is too much water and rotten roots appear, cut off all rotten roots and then water them normally.
Why Are My Jade Plant Dropping Leaves

Insufficient Light

Jade plant is a plant that needs more light. If there is a long-term lack of light, the leaves will be weak and fall off as soon as they are touched. If the direct sunlight intensity is too high in summer, it will also damage the leaves and kill jade plant.
Treatment Method:
We need to meet the normal lighting needs of the dropping leaves jade plant. In summer, we can avoid direct light and occasionally bask in the sun.

Low Temperature

In winter, when the temperature is too low and jade plant is damaged by freezing, the fleshy leaves and tender stems of jade plant begin to appear the same trauma as scalded by boiling water, then gradually soften and shrivel, and finally fall off. In serious cases, only the bare main stem is left.
Treatment Method:
When the temperature drops, we should keep the dropping leaves jade plant warm in time and move the dropping leaves jade plant to a warm place indoors in advance.


The main diseases and pests of dropping leaves jade plant include leaf spot disease, anthrax, scale insects, brown soft scale, etc. after the plant is damaged, the base tissue produces brown soft rot, and then gradually spread upward to the whole plant. A large amount of root rot often leads to plant death.
Treatment Method:
We can replace the basin soil of dropping leaves jade plant, cut off and disinfect the rotten roots, and apply the corresponding anti-insect medicine according to the insects.
If the blade of jade plant falls off, it is generally due to the above reasons. We can analyze which kind of blade falls off of jade plant according to your maintenance situation, and treat it in time to fully maintain it. Propagating jade plants is usually very simple. In addition to summer, it is placed in the place with the most sufficient light in other seasons. The soil with better air permeability should be configured as much as possible. The principle of watering is that the basin soil should be dry and watered thoroughly, and then it should be supplemented with fertilizer once or twice a month. Multi-element fertilizer should be used as much as possible, In this way, the jade plant we planted has a strong trunk, hypertrophic leaves, lush branches and leaves, and is very beautiful without problems.