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by Sandra99 on November 07, 2006 01:15 AM

I was cleaning up my husband's 12 year old Jade plant and watered it and sprayed the 'leaf shine' on it. I'm not sure if I over sprayed, but it looked beautiful. He also added some more soil to the plant. Now, it appears to be dying as the leaves are falling off. Can anyone help?

by joclyn on November 07, 2006 04:09 AM
could you post a pic of it??

what's the leaf shine stuff?? i've never heard of it.

he may have watered it again when adding the additional soil - may have been too much on top of what you put in.
by Sandra99 on November 08, 2006 01:04 AM
The leaf shine is something I found at Home Depot and all the other plants I used it on, look awesome. I threw away the bottle now. I know Miracle Grow makes some, but it wasn't Miracle Grow. It makes the leaves very shiny. It is a spray that you spray on.

Also, my husband didn't water it and when I stick my finger in the soil. Only the soil down beneath the new is moist. I rinsed off the plant before I applied this spray that makes the leaves shiny. The Jade was very dusty.

I will try to post a picture when I get that figured out!! Thank you!
by joclyn on November 08, 2006 07:55 AM
had you used the leaf-shine stuff on the jade previously? if not, that may be what caused the leaf drop.

how moist is the soil? if it's too moist, you may have root-rot happening...

for pics, use a hosting site like then upload your pics to the site and you can put links to the pics in your posts. it's got a free and a pay service.
by Vera_M on November 09, 2006 05:15 AM
As a Greenhouse graduate, we were taught that those "leaf-shine" products eventually do more harm than good. What happens is that the pores of the leaf become clogged. Plant respiration is thru the leaves. When the stomata (pores on the leaf epidermis) are blocked the flow of gas and water exchange is not functioning. Clogging dust can do the same. What I do is gentley take a soft cloth to all my plants and wipe the leaves clean. Some do take a shower from time to time.

Also I water my Jade very little from November thru beginning March.


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