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Jan 13, 2018 3:45 PM CST
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I cut back and repotted my stringy jade to a smaller pot 1 month ago. One of the jade branches is shriveling from the tip towards base. I do not want to lose the entire plant. Should I cut off the shrileveled bit or will the jade be able to stop it on its own? Advice please!
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Jan 14, 2018 7:13 AM CST
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Why did you move it to a smaller pot? The soil looks very dry to me, if it were mine I'd cut it way back since a good part of it has already died. Other members will have more advice for you nodding

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Jan 14, 2018 8:26 AM CST
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I agree with Christine - prune it way back. What has been your watering routine?
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Jan 16, 2018 12:11 AM CST
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I repotted it because its sister plant was rotting and it was in a huge pot. It was stringy and overgrown. I already cut off a ton of branches. I repotted it 3 weeks ago and have not watered it yet as i read it should create roots first. Where should i cut it baxk to? Should i water it right away?
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Jan 16, 2018 1:41 AM CST
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Didn't it already have roots? Or is this a cutting?
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Jan 16, 2018 12:35 PM CST
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It did have roots but they looked mostly inactive. Should i water it today? I cut it back with a clean sharp knife (see photos). Should I cut it further down? My concern is that everytime i cut it, instead of scabbing over, it decays further down the stem.
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Jan 16, 2018 3:30 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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Jade roots don't go "inactive." They are either alive or not. If the former, they will need water. If the latter, then it doesn't matter.

Plant problems often begin with the roots. If they are unhealthy, then the rest of the plant will gradually die back. Try watering your Jade and see if there is any improvement. It may be too late. Take some healthy cuttings while you can.
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Jan 16, 2018 5:05 PM CST
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Ok. I have watered it. Thank you. I think that the roots are dead. Is it possible to take cuttings from the thick part of the stem? It seems that i am always working with tiny jade starters.
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Jan 16, 2018 5:46 PM CST
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I wish i had posted earlier. I clearly made all the wrong choices. ;(
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Jan 16, 2018 7:26 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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I don't think that larger stem cuttings will work for you. We have all made bad choices with our plants. The key is to learn from our mistakes and not fret over them. Smiling
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