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Name: Britnay
Detroit Mi (Zone 6a)
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1hugaholic
Jun 14, 2017 6:26 AM CST
I came home from work a few days ago and it was hanging over the pot. I tried to tie it down and dig it back into the pot but last night it fell again and now some of the roots are exposed. Im thinking my dog tried to eat it or stepped on it. Can it be saved?

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 14, 2017 6:30 AM CST
Hi Britnay,

Just bury the roots again and tamp down the soil. Also prop it up with some bamboo skewers pushed into the dirt or something like it until the roots take hold again.
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Name: Britnay
Detroit Mi (Zone 6a)
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1hugaholic
Jun 14, 2017 6:48 AM CST
Ok cool. Does it matter what type of soil? I used potting soil in the potty earlier this year that's loose. Maybe the same kind? Or thicker? I'll get to it today.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 14, 2017 10:00 AM CST
Britany : buy you a bamboo stake and a bag of washed sand. Thats all. I'll get back to you in a few minutes with details. Promise 😘
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 14, 2017 10:24 AM CST
Any potting mix will do .. just remember that Jade plants don't like to be sitting in moist soil all the time. Only water it when it's dry about 2 inches down the pot.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 14, 2017 10:28 AM CST
Still has lots of potential to grow. Typically I use cacti mix but you can still use your potting soil just make your media grittier, and find a smaller container, it would be nicer if it is wider rather than deeper. Roots of jade plants are quite small and shallow as you have already seen.

Put some top dressing if you can like chicken grit (insoluble crushed granite), pumice or aquarium gravel, that should further help stabilize the base and help it from staying too wet in case you water. You can just adjust container size much later as it grows taller and wider branches.

If your weather is now okay outside, try to give it some more light, it loves a lot of light.
The seasons and temps are changing, so expect also that your baby jade may start dropping its older lower leaves and will just keep the newer ones closer above.

Here is my smaller Crassula ovata to give you an idea:
When initially planted in Oct 2016:
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Closer look of media top dressing:
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 14, 2017 10:31 AM CST
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Ok, now, Britany. I couldnt really tell, but, It looks top heavy. You could trim it down ! Won't hurt. Looks like two plants. You could seperate. Also ! You can fill pot up higher in pot.
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Repot !!! Dump pot out. Mix equal parts, potting soil and washed sand.
Dont tamp soil down to much. You dont want compressed soil. Soil should be slightly moist. Repot. One or two. Your choice.
IMPORTANT ### DON'T !!! Water for 4 or 5 days. This will give roots time to heal. Thumbs up
This mixture, has good drainage. Thumbs up
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Name: Britnay
Detroit Mi (Zone 6a)
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1hugaholic
Jun 14, 2017 2:45 PM CST
Awesome info y'all. Thanks you all for your help. Thumbs up Hurray!
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jun 14, 2017 4:29 PM CST
Ok ! Y'all ! Lets, do it !
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Darn-it ! D'Oh! 😡 It's therapeutic !!!
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Name: Succulent Spider
The U.S. (Zone 6b)
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Semprevivumgrower
Jul 17, 2018 10:07 AM CST
You can use potting soil but it's best to use cacti mix or some potting soil mixed with some sand and rocks
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