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by stormystargazer on October 02, 2002 06:22 PM
I have a strange question about my Jade plant
I put it outside every summer, I usually just
ignore it and let nature do the watering and
it seems to do wonderful. for the past 3
years, when I have brought it in for the
winter; about 2-3 weeks (if that long even)
clusters of roots start growing from the
knuckles of the branches. I don't water it
more than once every 3-4 weeks, I wait till
the soil is dry. I thought it might have
been because the pot was too small for the
Jade, (it has a 3-4 inch trunk base) I repotted it the spring of 2000, and it still
grew those roots in the winter when I brought
it in. I have talked to Earl May people who
at least here in Nebraska, deal with a lot of
Jade plants, as well as many other florists,
and everywhere I get the same answer. They
have never heard of a Jade doing that either.
What's wrong with my Jade. Or more probable.
What am I doing wrong to my Jade.
thank you for any help or information that
anyone can give me on this.
By the way. The plant still seems to be
thriving, so I guess it's not hurting anything, I'm more just curious.
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by Will Creed on October 03, 2002 11:38 AM
A healthy jade in humid, still air will sometimes produce roots, just as they do when cuttings are put in contact with moist soil, water or some other moist surface. I expect these air roots will dry up when the heat comes on and the air dries out.

[ October 03, 2002: Message edited by: Will Creed ]

by tferri on October 14, 2002 12:45 PM
I have two rather large (and many years old) jades that I put out and bring in in the winter also. Mine also develope roots at the bottoms of the stalks that are near the bottom. They have been doing it for years. As spring approaches i break many of them off and statr many new plants that I give usually give away as gifts. It has never seemed to deter the plant.
by CanadianLad on October 17, 2002 06:54 AM
Here where I work, we have a Jade that does this as well.. it developes roots at new sections regularly. Our jade is not really a plant any more, it is 87 years, yes 87 years old and is more like a tree. it was one of the first plants to go up when the college started. Is there any way to send a picture to this board, it is worth looking at?


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