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Jun 21, 2017 7:16 PM CST
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Can someone please help me. I have this very old jade plant and very little knowledge on them. Well the jade plant was spreading out everywhere so I wired branches together, will i damage the plant by doing this?
While doing the wiring a few branches broke off, do I just leave the broke part on the mother plant or do it take a knife and cut it eighth against the main branch?

PLEASE HELP! I don't wanna kill this beautiful plant

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Jun 22, 2017 1:49 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Since no one else has answered, I'll just say this. I don't see any problem with the wires. I've looked closely and don't see it pinching or constricting the plant anywhere. It looks happy.

One question, though...why did you do it? Was it in danger of breaking anywhere? It looks very healthy.

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Jun 22, 2017 1:51 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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The broken parts can be removed and planted or discarded. Others will know better on propagating the broken stems.
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Jun 22, 2017 2:06 PM CST
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I wired them because they were looking like spider legs and they branches were touching the glass which was quite hot. And I thought that it would look better this way. I know people may suggest to cut some branches back but I don't trust myself to do that Confused
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Jun 22, 2017 2:07 PM CST
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 7a
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Broken off pieces will happily grow where ever you stick them! These are tough plants to kill! Smiling

Oh, and these plants will benefit much from being cut back in the Spring! New growth will commence over the Summer and if you expose the plant to some chilly nights around 40 - 45 dger. F in the Fall, you will see lots of blooms in November to December.
I should mention that my plants are all outside over the Summer.
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Jun 22, 2017 2:09 PM CST
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Would anyone know how old a jade plant needs to be until they flower
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Jun 22, 2017 2:13 PM CST
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 7a
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I get flowers on mine after they have been rooted and grown for perhaps two years or so. They can take full sun in Summer outside and can then be watered and fertilized plenty.
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Jun 22, 2017 2:39 PM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
You could cut it half off, or more, you wouldn't hurt it.
You need to trim it one third off.
It's not getting enough sun. Thats why it's not supporting it's self. Slowly introduce to outside sun, after you trim it enough to support it's self.
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Jun 24, 2017 9:02 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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The wires that you used are thin and will gradually cut into the soft stems. If you do use something to pull stems together, it is best to use soft string or yarn.

That said, it is best if you overcome your fear of pruning. Pruning is like getting a haircut; it does not affect the health of the plant, but it does alter its appearance. Pruning allows you to determine how your Jade looks by controlling the overall shape and size of the plant. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Just understand that new growth will emerge just below wherever you cut back any of the stems. As others have mentioned, the cuttings can be rooted quite easily.
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Jun 24, 2017 11:46 AM CST
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 7a
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I have grown a few Jade plants as Bonsai! One can train them into very attractive plants that way! Smiling
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