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Name: Steve Claggett
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madcratebuilder
Nov 12, 2016 12:23 PM CST
All mine are small starts, some are really growing fast, should have some nice plants next summer. I'll be moving to 6 or 8 inch pots soon as I see out the bottom of the 4inchers.


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plantmanager
Nov 12, 2016 12:40 PM CST
They have always grown very well for me, but end up with horrible mealy bugs every time. I just tossed a huge varigated one I had in the greenhouse. There are too many places for them to hide, and I can never get rid of them. Any hints from those of you who can grow it successfully?
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Baja_Costero
Nov 12, 2016 12:40 PM CST

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Growing strong, Steve! Thumbs up

Here is my sole surviving potted jade (the rest have long since been given away).

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Here's a Gollum alongside a jade, and a larger size landscape plant about to burst out into full bloom. I do not water the plant in the second picture at all, so it endures a months-long drought every summer without any problem.

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I'm not sure why your plants are turning up buggy Karen, but that doesn't happen here, probably because they're in lots of sun.

(Bonus points if you can spot the agave flower in the landscape picture. Smiling )
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Name: Steve Claggett
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madcratebuilder
Nov 12, 2016 12:49 PM CST
That makes me want to move to a mild climate! Very nice.
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plantmanager
Nov 12, 2016 12:56 PM CST
Beautiful jades, Baja. We had them grow like that when we lived in southern California. They didn't get buggy their either.
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Baja_Costero
Nov 12, 2016 12:57 PM CST

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Yeah, they are pretty much un-killable here. All I can say regarding care of the non-variegated plants is they cannot get too much sunlight in any season (once big enough and gradually accommodated to the blasting sun over time). The only way sun is going to kill one of them, once they're going, is if it's accompanied by heat. So tune your grow lights accordingly, I guess. Green Grin!
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tarev
Nov 12, 2016 1:23 PM CST
Lovely jades there!

Here are my jades all growing in containers:

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Some variegated ones:
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Deebie
Nov 12, 2016 9:35 PM CST
Very nice specimens everyone. @Baja, are you referring to that shoot in front of the big bluish agave? Just a guess. My eyes are tired.
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Baja_Costero
Nov 12, 2016 9:37 PM CST

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Yes, those buds at the bottom are right about to open. There is an agave "Bloodspot" directly behind the jade plant.
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Deebie
Nov 13, 2016 7:29 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Keep us posted on the bloom progression. Thumbs up
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purpleinopp
Nov 14, 2016 6:01 PM CST
I have a few. There's one in this container.
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Some little 'Gollums' in this one.
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This is my oldest one, that I've had for about 5 yrs.
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I've been working on its' shape the whole time.
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A propagated stem from that is in here, to the left at the top.
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Closer shot, Jade is to the right.
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And here. I noticed/remembered this guy while I was hunting down Jades yesterday. He needs a home in a pot somewhere before Sunday!
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He'll squeeze in somewhere, like this one.
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A propagated 'Gollum' stem is the main dish in this pot.
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Playing 2nd fiddle in this one.
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More 'Gollums' in here.
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tarev
Nov 14, 2016 6:49 PM CST
Crassula ovata cuttings adjusting to the light on its own outdoors, so now it is growing upwards properly and colors are much improved:

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Name: Steve Claggett
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madcratebuilder
Nov 15, 2016 8:41 AM CST
I scored two Jade plants yesterday at a estate sale. I broke them down to several pots last night. First is Gollum.

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This plant looks like it could be "Red Horn Tree", it's unlike anything I have.

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I filled eight 4" pots and one 6" pot, comes out under $2 a pot.

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tarev
Nov 15, 2016 10:57 AM CST
Nice ones Steve! Lovey dubby
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tarev
Nov 15, 2016 11:12 AM CST
Here are my Gollums:
This is the mommy plant:

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And these are various cuttings through the years, now on their own, from the same mommy plant:
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Mommy plant is shedding some older leaves, so some are going yellow, but I have learned not to worry about it, it is just a phase. It is actually busy with new ones:

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Mommy plant used to be positioned on our low adobe wall, and in the winter of Dec2011 to Feb2012, it has been rainy and colder, it suffered big time, I almost lost the plant:
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Thankfully Spring was just around the corner, repotted and repositioned the plant closer to the house, and it recovered nicely the rest of 2012, and still going as shown on the earlier photos above:
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purpleinopp
Feb 24, 2017 3:30 PM CST
Please welcome the newest member to the family! Hahaha! Leaf removed from mama plant about 5-6 weeks ago, sitting in S windowsill.
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Feb 26, 2017 1:39 PM CST
My Jade Plant bonsai attempt.
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purpleinopp
Mar 31, 2017 8:29 AM CST
Love the occasional heart-shaped leaves that Jades make. Here's a pair of them, madly in love. Smiling
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purpleinopp
Apr 1, 2017 8:11 AM CST
Bonsai, started as single-stem cuttings a while back, couple years probably. Starting to look like lil' trees!
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OrchidBob
Apr 2, 2017 12:52 PM CST
Baja, You say un-killable, but I found otherwise.
It is possible to rot them in a pot with too much water.
That doesn't happen often but it is possible.

My true sadness was loosing my mother plant of 20+ years.
It was happily growing in the ground, in full sun with great drainage.
I pruned it regularly to give it strength and good shape.
It was six feet tall and about 4 feet across with an 8+ inch trunk.
This last year It had an amazing bloom. Totally covered with white flowers.
Then it just disintegrated. It started with dropping large branches.
Not snapping off from being top heavy like they are famous for.
Rather they rotted at the attachment to the trunk.
Within 2 months the entire plant was mush, except for the ends of a few branches.
Apparently they have a life cycle as do Agaves. Another century plant.

My vote for un-killable is Portulacaria afra, the Elephant Bush.
It makes a great hedge plant and survives well with no care or watering.

Does anyone know the difference between Crassula ovata Hobbit and Gollum?

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