AN EXPERIMENT


I have an old jade plant (crassula portulacea), a succulent, it is one of the easiest plants I know. Sometimes a piece of branch break off and I pot it up , in no time you have a new plant, you can even create a new plant just by planting a single leaf !!!. I’ve given soooo many to family , friends and clients but I kept a few for myself so that I could experiment with them, I am trying to make sort of bonsai shapes, keep them small, cos when you give them space they’ll grow quite large and become too heavy for me to carry. I put them outside in Summer and they love it but in Autumn it gets too cold and too wet so they have to come inside again.

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THIS IS MUM, I DON’T KNOW HOW OLD SHE IS,WHEN I BOUGHT THIS PLANT IS WAS VERY SMALL, ONCE IN A WHILE I CUT SOME BRANCHES AWAY IN ORDER TO KEEP HER WEIGHT DOWN (I WISH I COULD DO THE SAME TO MYSELF !!) YOU CAN EVEN CUT ALL THE BRANCHES AWAY AND KEEP THE MAIN STEM, NEW GROWTH WILL SHOW IN A WEEKS TIME.

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THESE ARE HER CHILDREN

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ANOTHER VIEW

Have a great week all !!! thanks for stopping by !

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13 thoughts on “AN EXPERIMENT

  1. I to the same thing with jungle cactuses, kalanchoes and begonias, rooting every little piece that breaks. Have you tried some kind of wheels arrangement for the big heavy pots? I use a furniture dolly.

  2. I once received a very small cutting of a jade plant from one of my childhood friends, in the past fifteen years it has grown and I started replanting her ‘babies’. I have given two baby-jade plants to my closest friends last year and see them grow. The jade plant has become a symbol of friendship for me 🙂

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    • I have seen your big jade plant he is awesome ! I wish I could let mine grow and grow but then they become impossible to handle and cos they need to come inside for Winter…..oh how I wish I could live somewhere warm and dry where there is no frost ever !!!

    • jade plants are difficult to kill, you can only kill them with too much water ! they prefer a light or sunny spot but they grow everywhere you know, just don’t give them food, just once a year a little bit is enough or give them new soil and they will thrive ! if a leaf breaks off a new one will grow ! succes !

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