Houseplants forum: Is this a Jade plant

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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Nov 13, 2016 2:51 PM CST
I was given a small piece of this plant a while ago and managed to root it. I want to repot it but wanted to know what it is so I can look up its best growing & care info. Is this plant a type of jade? Thanks in advance for any help with this. I tip my hat to you. Thank You! Sorry, the picture is not to great, it is really a darker green. Not the lime green it looks like in that pic.
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Name: Will Creed
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Nov 13, 2016 6:00 PM CST
Yes, that is a Jade Plant. It is best not to repot it at this time. Jades do best when their small, fine root systems are kept quite potbound. You might consider re-positioning it in the pot to make it more upright, but don't repot it or replace its soil. Provide lots of sunlight for it and allow it to get moderately dry between waterings.
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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Nov 14, 2016 12:58 AM CST
Will, Thank You! I'm glad to know not to repot it but I will straighten it and find s sunny spot for it.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Nov 14, 2016 4:47 PM CST
WillC said:Jades do best when their small, fine root systems are kept quite potbound.


Actually they do best when they are in the ground and their roots have no limits. In a container they do not enjoy being potbound for any great length of time but will deal with it just fine. There is a difference between tolerating conditions and enjoying them. You can see that in the growth of the plant. You may see jades in bonsai pots and they can look amazing like that, but they do not do much growing when they are so limited. If that's your goal, great, but you'll see a different result in an appropriately large pot.

Ideally you want the size of the pot to be proportional to the size of the plant, which seems to be the case right now. When your plant gets bigger you will probably want to repot it, but especially right now after recently being rooted, there's plenty of time (a year or two maybe?) to sit back and watch it grow. Give as much light as you can if the plant is going to live indoors. The thing to watch is the distance between leaves, which basically tells you how fast the stem is elongating. Keep that down and the plant will grow chunkier and stronger over time.
Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Nov 14, 2016 5:32 PM CST
Baga said: Whenever's your plant gets bigger you will probably want to repot it, but especially right now after recently being rooted, there's plenty of time (a year or two maybe?) to sit back and watch it grow.

Sorry, I was embarresed to say it has been over 3 years ago that I had rooted this plant. Guess I just thought it was just a really slow growing plant. D'Oh!
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Nov 14, 2016 5:43 PM CST
There's no rush, right? Smiling Jades are not particularly fast, but they are faster than lots of other succulents.
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