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Old 10-26-2013, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I have an old jade plant that has done really well outside this summer. I usually take it indoors in the fall because once the temperature falls below 40 the leaves begin to turn yellow and fall off so I know it's too cold for it.

But we have been having some nice, sunny unseasonably warm weather this year and so I have left it outside and it is is very happy. In fact it is so happy that it has become a monster and will take up a great deal of space if I move it back into my small apartment.

So my question is, if I cover it up somehow, will it survive the winter? I live in the Pacific Northwest, Portland OR to be exact. It usually doesn't get below the thirty and rains a lot. The average temps are around mid 40. I will take it indoors if necessary. I have had if for a long time and don't want it to die. I don't don't have a lot of space for it but I make do as long as it's too cold to keep it outdoors.

Also, It blooms really pretty little white flowers that look like stars every few years around November. I never know when it will decided to do that. Does anyone know anything about this?
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:00 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Mine survive into the 30's. They are very hardy. Too much rain is more of a concern. Here's some more info:

The Low Temperature for Jade Plants | Home Guides | SF Gate
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Thank you. It never seemed to mind the intermittent drenchings it got in the summer but the constant winter rains could be a problem. When the 30 degrees happened the first year I had it, I got panicky when I saw the black or yellow leaves and pulled it in. I have been doing that ever since for a very long time. I cannot even remember how long I have had it.

I think I will try leaving it out a bit longer. I'll cover it with a cloth as suggested or maybe Christmas tree lights. That would look nice. It really doesn't do all that well indoors during the winter because my place is very dark and it doesn't get much sunlight. I can't put it near the only window because the heater is there and it would get too dry. Besides that's the cat's territory.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:59 PM
 
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My grandparents are outside of Portland. My grandma moves her Jade plants to a covered area on her back patio during the winter months. I don't think she waters them at all in the winter. She usually moves them in before Thanksgiving. I have been up there for many Thanksgivings and usually help cut them back for her.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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My grandparents are outside of Portland. My grandma moves her Jade plants to a covered area on her back patio during the winter months. I don't think she waters them at all in the winter. She usually moves them in before Thanksgiving. I have been up there for many Thanksgivings and usually help cut them back for her.
That's the longest I have ever waited before moving mine in my apartment. I think what I will do is try covering it and leaving it outside. If it appears to be really doing poorly, I will trim it and bring it in the apartment.

I do water it occasionally in the winter because it gets too dry indoors with the electric heat.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:27 AM
 
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I am very pleased to find people are leaving Jade trees outside in the Pacific Northwest. We are moving to a condo and having to scale back "alot". I have been sad thinking maybe it would be best to find it a new home. I am going to try to keep it now . Ours is about 25 years old. It blossoms every year around November. It looks fantastical. It has been in a sunroom and it got very hot. It is dripping pitch? Any ideas why?
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