Q.What Size Pot Should I Use For Re-potting Jade Plant Over 2 Years Old? It Was Potted In A “terra Cotta” Type Planter That Is 9″
diameter at the top and 5″ diameter at the bottom and is 9″ tall. The jade plant from the dirt is approximately 11″ tall. Is there a better-type pot to use? Today I noticed that one stalk from the main branch appears to be leaning and several leaves on another part of the plant are slightly wrinkled. Based on what I am reading, the plant is getting too much water and not enough! How tall should the new pot be? Should I be looking for a shorter but wider pot? I know to let let approximately 1 inch of the top soil to be dry before watering it. How thoroughly should I water it each time. Also should the plant be facing in a certain direction near a window?
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Only go up one or two pot sizes when repotting. I would go with a shorter pot, if the roots aren't as far down as the water holes in the bottom of the pot you have now. Generally, if a leaf is wrinkled, it needs more water. If you can remember to, turn the container 1/4 turn each week so all sides of the plant face the light.
Here is more on watering: