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Ohio (Zone 5b)
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May 19, 2018 9:57 AM CST
In 2015, we had many plants in Arizona. We had to unexpectedly leave town for over 3 months for a family emergency, and I did not have anyone to care for my plants. When we returned, we were shocked to find any alive- let alone the water hungry money tree! Then we moved not too long after, and we brought the two across country.

At first, the money tree lost 2 stems. Eventually, it lost two more. Since 2015, it has intermittently looked like it's not going to make it, then it bounces back. It's come close to getting tossed at least 5 times. But now, look at it now!

The jade, was a 4" cutting that apparently didn't like the move, because it later had a case of mealy bugs. Luckily it wasn't too bad and I could remove them one by one. And now, take a peek! It's 16" tall! It's about due to be re-potted and straightened, but I'm not in a hurry, that will sort itself out later.

I think it's truly amazing the survival of these two plants! Maybe we could take a lesson from them!
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Name: Christine
NY zone 5a
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May 19, 2018 7:54 PM CST
WOW, they look amazing, you must have taken excellent care of them before you left them and they hung in there waiting for you,I truly believe plants have feelings, what other explanation can there be 😉
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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May 20, 2018 6:38 AM CST
I agree they look amazing--so durable to have endured so long. nodding
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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May 21, 2018 11:29 AM CST
Nice good recoveries on your plants Alyssa!

Ohio (Zone 5b)
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May 21, 2018 4:10 PM CST
Thank you! Boy its been slow, but totally worth it!

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