I have no idea what to do with this jade

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I have no idea what to do with this jade

Post  tbarkley on Thu May 26, 2016 11:19 am

I have no idea what to do with this jade!
I am open for suggestions (it's about 3 years old)
Thanks!




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Post  beer city snake on Thu May 26, 2016 12:58 pm

hey T - thats a portulacaria afra, sometimes referred to as a dwarf jade, but it is not a true jade...
i call it spekboom which is its native afrikaans name

anyways, you gots yourself a pot fulla legs there !

whack some off and stick the cuttings in dirt... they will grow.
(ever seen the old star trek episode "trouble with tribbles" ? - same thing with spekboom)

feel free to remove everything except the one you want to build off of...
if you cut back to a pair of leaves, it will sprout in the opposite direction of the remaining leaf pair.

they respond quickly to pruning and wiring so don't be shy with it...

and here is this:

http://www.bonsaitoolchest.com/v/vspfiles/caresheets/dwarf-jade.pdf

i may not be available for follow up questions over the next buncha days, but plenty of folks here know more than me about these

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Post  tbarkley on Thu May 26, 2016 1:12 pm

Hey Snake, thanks for the info!! alien

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Mon May 30, 2016 10:46 am

Elephant bush or Porkbush or Spekboom! But yours is actually the weeping variegated spekboom...

Potulacaria afra variegata prostrata

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Post  beer city snake on Mon May 30, 2016 7:44 pm

beer city snake wrote:plenty of folks here know more than me about these

Andre Beaurain wrote:Elephant bush or Porkbush or Spekboom!  But yours is actually the weeping variegated spekboom...

Potulacaria afra variegata prostrata

Love and Light

see ?

toldja !

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Post  tbarkley on Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:38 am

Thanks for the info Andre!  Smile

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