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Need help with new Jade plant

Post  tbarkley on Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:01 pm

I was just given this Jade plant, it had been outside and I think the cold got to it. Most of the upper portion is hollow (would cold weather do that?). I have it indoors, in a sunny spot. I put it on an unheated back porch for 24 hours before I brought it inside so that it wouldn't be such a dramatic shock. What would be my best way to help it survive?

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Re: Need help with new Jade plant

Post  Twisted Trees on Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:10 pm

I would trim off the dead portions as long as it doesn't reduce the total plant by more than about 60%-70%, trim the long branches back a little (20%) and repot it.

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Post  prestontolbert on Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:05 pm

The reason it is hollow is that when it is alive it is mostly water. When a section dies it dries out and the dead husk is left.

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Jade Plant

Post  bonsaisr on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:29 pm

Remember this is not a woody plant with heartwood. It is a succulent. It is a bonsai by courtesy, like my pygmy date palm.
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Post  tbarkley on Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:32 am

Thanks for the info....so there is nothing that I really need to do to stop the process of it drying out other than trimming off the already dead parts, making sure it stays above 50 degrees, a good sunny window, re-pot and water, correct?

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Post  bonsaisr on Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:57 pm

Treat it like a cactus. Water only when dry.
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Re: Need help with new Jade plant

Post  Twisted Trees on Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:31 pm

tbarkley wrote:Thanks for the info....so there is nothing that I really need to do to stop the process of it drying out other than trimming off the already dead parts, making sure it stays above 50 degrees, a good sunny window, re-pot and water, correct?
Sounds good. Put it ouside after the fear of frost is gone in the spring.

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