BigBill said:I do not believe I said if you trimmed your jade that it will die.
No, you didn't. You said:
I would never divide a plant unless I am prepared to lose it.
You made a valid point, Bill, as a general plant rule. It was only my intention to assure a newbie that jades are hearty and can be trimmed quite heavily without risking the health of the parent plant if the owner wishes to do so. I didn't intend to put words in your mouth, just tone down the implications for a concerned plant parent.
Especially in this case, because it seemed clear to me the plant is tipping over, and jades are brittle. They often break if they fall over, and I don't want someone to panic or feel bad. Whether it's deliberate, accidental or some mix of the two, the plant will be fine. Does that make sense?