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Questions About Jade Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 15, 2011

Q. Jade Plants Hanging Like Spider Plants

I read your advice on caring for overgrown jade plants. It was very helpful but missing one detail that I hope you can help with. My problem is that two of my older plants have grown into hanging plants. They are tall but almost like a weeping willow tree’s branches, growing up and hanging down–long and lovely but very difficult to trim and control. I’d love to take the clippings and repot them, making lovely new plants. However, what can be done with the hanging branches? Also, they have grown too large for the largest pots reasonable and require two people to move them, yet I see they are now in need of larger pots. I am at a loss as to what to do with them.

Answered by
Heather on
January 16, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

For the weeping branches, you can prune them back and they will start to grow new stems from the old, which will make the plant more bushy and upright.

In terms of the size and repotting, it sounds like your plants need to be divided. Take the plant out of the pot and with a sharp, clean, large knife, cut the rootball apart into sections you find manageable and then repot them. Just make sure that a stem above has some roots below to sustain it. I know it sounds a bit brutal, but really the plants recover quickly.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 28, 2011

Q. My Jade Plant

Why are the leaves falling off my jade plant? Is it dying? There are also dark spots on some of the remaining leaves.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 28, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

It sounds like the plant is over watered and may possibly have root rot. Cut back on watering. Water only when the soil is dry 1 inch on top. This article will help you determine if the plant has root rot:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 30, 2011

Q. Planting Jade in Rocks

I have a glass cylinder that I wish to plant Jade into.  I have heard that you can easily put a Jade plant (green) within the rocks without soil and fill with water. Is this possible? Will my plants survive? If not, how do I accomplish this using soil without seeing soil only rocks?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 2, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

You can grow cuttings in rocks and water. But, just for future reference, once the cuttings grow in water, they will no longer be able to grow in soil.

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Asked by
Nema on
May 4, 2011

Q. I Have a Jade Plant and It Lays Over. Help?

My jade plant falls over. I have it staked, but what do I need to do to correct the problem? This has been happening for about two months.

Answered by
Heather on
May 8, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

It may be getting too little light and is getting leggy. I would prune it and then move it to somewhere that gets more light. Here are some articles that will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/jade-plant/pruning-jade-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/jade-plant/jade-plant-care.htm

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Asked by
Muffet on
June 18, 2011

Q. Leaves drooping on jade plant

I had a healthy jade plant for several years. I did some rooting successfully, but all of a sudden the leaves started to droop down instead of stretching out. What happened?

Answered by
Heather on
June 21, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This is typically a sign of either overwatering or root rot. This article will help you check for that and treat it:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

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Asked by
leppy on
June 19, 2011

Q. Propagating Jade Plants

Is it possible to propagate a piece of jade plant that accidently broke of the main plant?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 20, 2011
Certified Expert
Asked by
hess on
June 24, 2011

Q. Jade Plant

What is the botanical name of the jade plant?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 25, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

I believe what you're looking for is Crassula argentea, aka, Jade plant.

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