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Feb 10, 2017 3:43 PM CST
I have a jade I pruned a bit to much I would like some feed back if it will come back?
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Name: Anne
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Feb 10, 2017 4:22 PM CST
Hi Ken and welcome to NGA!

Even though I don't see any pictures, Jades are pretty forgiving. I will probably take awhile since they are slow growers but they should start pushing out new leaves on the stems where old leaves used to be so don't give up on it. If you haven't already, you need to take your cuttings and stick them in some dirt so they can root.
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Name: Philip Becker
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Feb 10, 2017 6:12 PM CST
It'll be ok !
Just keep out of direct sunlite so stems dont get sunburned !
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Feb 10, 2017 7:47 PM CST
Welcome to NGA, @kenscott !

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I agree with Anne that Jades are pretty forgiving; I'm afraid I am not a very good houseplant mom, and yet mine has survived in spite of my neglect. In the worst case scenario you can likely take a few cuttings and root them to carry on the plant's destiny. Smiling
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Name: Daisy I
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Feb 11, 2017 9:47 PM CST
Well grown Jade Plants only get about 3 ft x 3 ft. - a natural bonsai! But, sometimes even that is too big. I kept mine (gave it to my daughter when we moved to Reno) at less than 2 ft. x 2 ft. with yearly pruning. You can cut a Jade WAY back to just a node or two and it will re-grow.

The first time I cut mine back, when it didn't immediately re-grow, I had a panic attack. I thought I had killed it. Crying But it grew back better than ever. If your Jade is getting enough light, it should have red-edged leaves. They bloom with clusters of white flowers in winter.

You can do some cool things with Jade plants. The pot only needs to be big enough to hold the plant up. I used a wide shallow glazed bowl. And they can be pruned into interesting shapes. They really are the perfect bonsai.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Feb 12, 2017 12:48 PM CST
Sandy : howdy 😁
Don't blame your neglect !!!
Neglect is what cati NEED !!! Thumbs up
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