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jade plant rapidly losing leaves

Zone michigan | roseb added on December 7, 2013 | Answered

My jade plant is rapidly losing leaves and then the end of the branch shrivels. I believe I have overwatered it and the pot it's in doesn't have drain holes, so should I repot it in a pot with drain holes and add some perilite and light sand to soak up the excess moisture? Please help. I can't lose this plant. What do I do to save it, as it's rapidly dying?

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Heather
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Answered on December 9, 2013

Yes, it does sound like root rot. I would treat for root rot and also take cuttings of the plant in case your efforts to save the plant fail. These articles will help with both:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/jade-plant/propagating-jade-plants.htm

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