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Apr 9, 2018 10:19 AM CST
Name: Sabi
Nothern California (Zone 9a)
This guy was dead for a while in my bathroom. All the leaves fell off and it was brown, but a few months ago I noticed it coming back to life after I hopelessly watered it. It sprouted what has risen to the top first, and now it's sprouting 6 tiny new babies on the main stem (they're super tiny and hard to see unless you zoom in!) Can't wait to see what it turns out to be!



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Apr 9, 2018 10:35 AM CST
Name: Sue Taylor
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I would put the poor thing out of its misery. It's severely etiolated. It may well grow new leaves but it is very stressed.
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Apr 9, 2018 10:39 AM CST
Name: Sabi
Nothern California (Zone 9a)
kniphofia said:I would put the poor thing out of its misery. It's severely etiolated. It may well grow new leaves but it is very stressed.


Really? Is there any way I can save it?
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Apr 9, 2018 11:21 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Move it into brighter light and it may improve.
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Apr 9, 2018 8:06 PM CST
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Doubt it will ever look good though, it is sad.
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Apr 9, 2018 8:43 PM CST
Name: Laurie b
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Are there tiny leaves coming from the base of the stem of the plant, if there is, this will grow a whole new plant. If that is the case, I would give it a shot. It should grow normally as long as you put it in the proper light.
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Apr 9, 2018 10:01 PM CST
Name: Kyle
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I would get it in good light and let it get healthy. Then cut the good parts off let them dry for a couple of days and then pot them all in the same pot. Then you have a nice full plant. Hopefully. Don't overwater.
FWIW it looks like a Jade plant to me.
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Apr 10, 2018 6:35 AM CST
Name: Christine
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I agree with Kyle, he gave you great advice. I never give up on a plant if there's a chance of saving it, to me, that's one of the many challenging part's of growing plants nodding
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Apr 10, 2018 7:34 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
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Where there's life there's hope!
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Apr 10, 2018 9:25 AM CST
Name: Sabi
Nothern California (Zone 9a)
lauriebasler said:Are there tiny leaves coming from the base of the stem of the plant, if there is, this will grow a whole new plant. If that is the case, I would give it a shot. It should grow normally as long as you put it in the proper light.


Yes, there are. They're super small so it's hard to see in the picture above, but there are 6 new ones sprouting. Yesterday I cut off that stem with the babies on it and I'm allowing it to dry before attempting to plant it and help it fully recover. It might be my retarded plant but it's okay, haha.
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Apr 10, 2018 9:26 AM CST
Name: Sabi
Nothern California (Zone 9a)
quercusnut said:I would get it in good light and let it get healthy. Then cut the good parts off let them dry for a couple of days and then pot them all in the same pot. Then you have a nice full plant. Hopefully. Don't overwater.
FWIW it looks like a Jade plant to me.


Good idea! I cut off the healthy parts yesterday so tomorrow I will go ahead and plant them all in the same pot. Hopefully they take to this and don't die!
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Apr 10, 2018 9:32 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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I do this to individual plants sometimes on purpose, to use the leaves to make more plants. Eventually, stems get too heavy to stand upright anyway. If the stems is still healthy, it should take root and continue to grow its' side branches. More about this & pics of plants doing it here:

The thread "Baby Succulents Growing on Trunk" in Cactus and Succulents forum
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Apr 14, 2018 6:49 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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I scrolled by the title of this discussion again & realized I'd forgotten to say, as gardening terms, "hardy" means able to survive outside indefinitely (and what the garden zones are about,) and "hearty" is a plant that can take a lot of abuse. I think you meant to say your plant is hearty.
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Apr 15, 2018 3:34 AM CST
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
I never give up on a seedling until it actually vanishes. And even then, I hope to see a new shoot.
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