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Preston, Lancashire.
Dec 15, 2017 7:02 AM CST
We were given a tiny potted plant 26 years ago. At first, for a few years we hardly watered it and it remained stunted. After moving the plant and watering it it began to thrive and we have re potted it 5-6 times. It is now about 18" tall. Just recently and for the first time it has come into flower. Is it a jade plant, how long do they live?
Thanking you in anticipation,
Stephen Wall
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Name: Philip Becker
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Dec 15, 2017 7:46 AM CST
Yes . Them like lite... Lots.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Dec 15, 2017 11:34 AM CST
Hello WallySte, what a lovely Jade plant (Crassula ovata) you have there! Good growing!

Just enjoy the plant as it goes! My Jade is also on active blooming mode this cold season. As to how long it lasts, don't know, but if you already got it 26 years ago, and still thriving then just continue what you have been doing. Lovey dubby
Name: Sandy B.
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Dec 15, 2017 8:10 PM CST
Beautiful jade plant, Stephen! It is obviously very happy with the treatment that it's receiving -- keep up the good work Smiling
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Name: Sue
SF Bay Area, CA (Zone 9b)
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Dec 15, 2017 10:41 PM CST
Wow. I think that's the healthiest house jade plant I've ever seen in my life! Well done!
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Dec 15, 2017 11:32 PM CST
Welcome Stephen! What a lovely jade plant! Hoping mine will get half that big. Smiling Whatever you are doing - keep doing it. Thumbs up
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WV (Zone 6b)
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Dec 16, 2017 7:47 AM CST
Individual plants may die after 30 or 40 years but if you maintain the plant it will never really die since it will have twenty billion vegetative offspring.

In fact, for people who have these giant mounds of jade trees for 30+ years, it is almost certain that the original plant is long gone but you'd never know because of the prolific asexual reproduction.
Keep going!

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