After a difficult few years battling scale insects and definitely some neglect too, my jade plants were subjected to a rough haircut followed by a rather wet summer outdoors. Now, they are looking rather promising, greening up my office at work
I like the way the main stem and structure is getting rather chunky and thick. Mine had also become leggy @gjones, in addition to all the damaged leaves. They are getting quite old, I think bought at IKEA 5-6 years ago.
I think full size @gjones, and probably the most generic variety there is, considering where I got them and at such a low price. I've cut them before too, when they didn't behave, but never as hard as this year. They were actually headed for the compost heap when I decided to give them one last chance. I figured either they survive the cut or they don't. Keeping them as they had become wasn't an option.