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Hi there.  I have read some of your answers to questions similar to mine in regards to drooping jade plant leaves.  I would like to receive your article about caring for jade plants.  I have enclosed a pic of my plant.  Having a hard time deciding if this is under watering or overwatering?

Hi Linda,

Judging from the photo, I suspect that your Jade Plant is wilting because the roots have rotted and are no longer able to absorb water for the plant. If the soil was completely dried out that would also cause this wilting, but appears that the soil is damp and maybe even recently repotted. If you did repot, that is probably where you went wrong and inadvertently rotted the roots. Unnecessary repotting is the single most common cause of root rot and plant failure.

I have written detailed articles on repotting and on Jade Plant care that I will email for free to you (or anyone else) who emails a request to me at I do not have access to your email address on this site so that is why you must email your request to me directly at the address above. I have also written an indoor plant care book in a PDF format that I can sell you if you contact me at my email address.

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