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Mar 20, 2018 1:34 PM CST
New York
Hi, I am a new member here, but decided I need help with my Jade. I have had it for about 7 years and have kept it at work because of cat (almost everything is toxic to cats) And it was doing well in the beginning and over the last few years I had it on a filing cabinet in the back of my office, where I would put it in the window sill for light and remove it etc. I will admit, I did not pay it the attention that it deserved for a long while. Sad We have now moved offices and I have a window in my cube and I am trying to bring her back to a healthy looking plant again. Can anyone suggest what I should do or shouldn't have done in this case? I want her to look full again. I did take a leaf to regrow and hoping something happens there soon. Any advice would be so appreciated. oh and P.S I have pruned quite a bit on her as well.
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Mar 20, 2018 3:16 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
The pot is quite large for your Jade. I don't recommend down-sizing, but I do recommend that you remove the loose soil you added to the top of the original rootball. That will allow oxygen to penetrate into the root zone more readily.

Keep it in the sunniest location you have and leave it there.

Allow the top inch of soil to dry before watering it.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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Mar 20, 2018 6:39 PM CST
New York
So I have too much soil then? I had put it in the bigger pot because it was quite top heavy before I pruned it and it was touching the sides of the other smaller pot. I will remove some of the soil as you advised and see what that does. I did just water it yesterday, should I still water it again tomorrow when I remove the loose soil?
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Mar 20, 2018 6:41 PM CST
New York
WillC, never mind that last part, I just read where you said to allow it to dry before watering.
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Mar 20, 2018 7:15 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
FYI - When a plant is top-heavy, it usually needs to be pruned or straightened, not a larger pot.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
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