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How can I promote new growth on a section of my Jade cutting?

Like many plants, Jade plant stems are comprised of 'nodes and internodes' (the nodes containing the concentrated meristem tissue): The nodes hold one or more leaves, as well as buds which can grow ...
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Why is my Dwarf Jade plant dropping more than dozens of leaves?

Looks like over watering. The soil itself looks wet to me. The elephant's ear, like all other Jades, can use very little water, so you can usually just stick to weekly or even two-weekly watering ...
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Why does this Jade plant have small leaves when compared to other Jade plants?

This plant is not a Crassula! It is a Portulacaria afra, commonly called Spekboom or Elephant Bush in South Africa, which is where it originates. It is extremely drought tolerant, but can also grow ...
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Jade tree trunk cut?

Making a cut might damage the epicormic buds. I would advise you to lightly damage the bark by scratching it in order to remove the thin layer of epidermis and stimulate new shoots. Don't forget that ...
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Am I over or under watering this jade?

First, your plant looks as if it's in a small black pot contained inside an outer pot. If that's the case, it needs a bigger pot, so repot into a larger container using new potting soil. Second, when ...
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How to save Jade Plant (Crassula ovata) from dropping more leaves?

I think you should repot it into a larger pot with drainage holes (1, at most 2 sizes up) removing the mossy stuff at the top as you do it by pulling it all off, including some of the soil attached to ...
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Can I Repot a Jade tree in December?

I'm assuming that by "Jade tree" you mean a Crassula - if not, please let me know and I'll delete this answer. I'd repot it now. I've grown jade plants for decades and haven't given time for ...
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Why does this Jade plant have small leaves when compared to other Jade plants?

Jade plant is actually Crassula, usually Crassula ovata, but there are other varieties such as Crassula rupestris; even with Crassula ovata, there are varieties with slightly smaller leaves, ...
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Why is my jade plant dying?

Yes you can keep a jade indoors, but it does require bright light..much more than any artificial office light will offer. It looks like you used soil from the great outdoors rather than a potting mix ...
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Why is my jade plant dying?

Your jade plant is dying because of lack of sunlight and too much watering. Jade plant in my area can survive hot summer days with minimum watering, its leaves will turn a slight red to indicate it is ...
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What is happening with my Gollum Jade?

Jade plant is susceptible to sunburn. If you take it out doors and plop it in full sun, you'll get something that looks like you have. The plants usually recover by putting out new leaves with ...
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Can I Repot a Jade tree in December?

I don't know if it would really harm, but the best time to repot bonsai is early spring. The reason is that in early springtime the plants are still in dormancy, but will start growing soon again. So ...
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Why is my Dwarf Jade plant dropping more than dozens of leaves?

I have raised almost every kind of cactus and succulents in my sixty years of loving them. In almost every case I have found that watering once a month is plenty and you will never have one rot, or ...
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Is there way to encourage a jade plant to grow new branches from the woody trunk?

Generally the way to make a plant sprout new shoots is to remove the growing tip of the main stem/s, as this will encourage the initiation of other meristems (buds). I'm not sure how you would specify ...
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What is wrong with this Jade Plant? (Yellowing Leaves, Spots, White powder)

Most of this plant's problems can be resolved by changing some habits the plant is getting too much water, water once a week or when the leaves are starting to wrinkle not enough light, move right ...
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What are these bugs infesting my jade plant and what to do about them?

If your jade plant has never been outside in direct sunlight before,that could explain the yellowing and shrivelling; even if plants get sunlight indoors, through glass, they only get UVA rays,but ...
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Is this pot too big for a jade plant?

Your worry is well placed - the empty pot is a bit too large for such a small plant. Find one that's 1-2 sizes bigger than the pot it currently occupies instead, somewhere between the two pot sizes ...
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Brown/Black spots on Jade Plant leaves

Unfortunately the spots are hard to see on the pics (both are WAY too dark), but it could be scales. If it's a recent development (appeared in the past week or two) try rubbing it off with a cloth ...
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How much of this fertilizer should I use on my Jade Plants?

There's a difference between flowering houseplants and those which are grown for their foliage. Flowering plants need a different NPK, whereas foliage houseplants do better with either a balanced NPK (...
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Can I give my Jade tree soda?

While I don't have experience giving plants carbonated sugary beverages, the general opinion people I've encountered online have is that the sugar would be bad for the plants, might invite mold and ...
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Jade plant stem moving in different angles

It is probably just bending toward the sun. To prove, just turn the pot around and see if switches direction.
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Why is my jade plant behaving like this?

You haven't mentioned your watering routine for this plant. This condition probably happened due to watering issues, and my assumption is, you probably didn't water the plant for too long which is why ...
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How can I rescue a Jade plants half-killed by mold?

The jade plant is quite tough. It will sustain long spells of dryness and will reproduce via its stalks whenever it can. Because it's a succulent, it loves direct sunlight and heat, so I would put it ...
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What is wrong with this Jade plant?

Per the Farmer's Almanac Jade Plant Guide, it seems like your plant isn't getting frequent or deep enough watering: If the plant starts to drop its leaves, if leaves start to shrivel, or if brown ...
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What's this brown spot on my jade leaf?

It's a little hard to tell, but it doesn't look like a very concerning spot. The rest of the plant looks very healthy. Often, brown spots on Jade has to do with a watering issue. Here are some tips: ...
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Can I use this fertilizer on my Jade Plants?

Jade plants do not need a lot of fertilizer. From your previous questions I do not see any nutrient deficiencies. I would wait a few months until some roots have regrown after the repotting then ...
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White spots / pits on Jade leaves

It looks like mechanical damage, where something has punctured the surface of the leaf, a few cells have died and bled sap in that area then dried up and left the mark. A nibble by a curious cat, a ...
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Frost bite frozen jade plant with no leaves, please help

If you cut the plant back to healthy stem that is not mushy (was not frozen), a jade plant (i.e. Crassula ovata) will likely sprout again from the living stems.
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Brown/Black spots on Jade Plant leaves

I am certainly not a plant connoisseur, however I do know Jades are very durable. I've had my girl for exactly seven years. My tip to you would be to water only once a month even every two months no ...
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What is wrong with this Jade Plant? (Yellowing Leaves, Spots, White powder)

I’d say that it is powdery mildew which is a disease of the foliage, fruits, flowers and stems. This is caused by s fungi and is usually caused by water stress: too much or not enough... too much in ...
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