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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Crassula ovata syn. Crassula argentea, Crassula portulacea,Crassula obliqua,Crassula articulata,Crassula nitida,Crassula lucens.

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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richard.spicer.7906

Last one, as I've run out of indoor plants! This is our Jade Tree, almost 30 years old. It's got to quite a size now and very, very heavy 💪🏼👊🏼😳, a little elongated right now but hopefully it will look a bit better come summer when the sun returns and it goes back to the brighter living room #houseplant #crassula #crassula-ovata #moneyplant #succulent

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raregold71

Has yours ever flowered ?? @richard.spicer.7906 my mum had one for years and it never flowered neither has mine wondering if I'm doing something wrong 🤔🤔

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richard.spicer.7906

Yes, at our last house it was in a much sunnier position and it flowered every year. I don't think it's liked the newer house we moved to and it's been in shunted around a bit. But hoping to give it some outdoor time this year for a few weeks, should help give it a bit of colour. Maybe it will then have a few flowers next spring? @raregold71

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richard.spicer.7906

Forgot to mention that I think it has to get to a certain size before flowering 🤔 @raregold71

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linfoster

Wow Rich thats so much nicer than mine 🙄 tell me what you do to keep it that healthy please 🤗🤗😁

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emve

@richard.spicer.7906 , do you prune it?

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brightcolours

#crassulaovata #crassulaovata-advice

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richard.spicer.7906

Mostly neglect Lin 😂 , but I do make sure I water it as often as it needs it (the leaves go limp when it's thirsty) and try to find a bright sunny position, but not overly hot as it can scorch the plant. @linfoster

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richard.spicer.7906

I have pruned it once a few years back - looked terribly leggy and bit the bullet. Looked a little bare for a while but it soon got new shoots on it. I just took the tips of so I did leave it with some leaves as didn't want to risk it dying on me. 👍🏼 @emve

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duaneneil

Very interesting 👍

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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brightcolours

#30years

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

It's forming roots on the stems 😳. Probably due to lack of watering recently. Think I'll take a cutting, I presume I can just cut it below where they are sprouting from?

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joanboston

Got to be worth a try!

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kathy

Don't see why not

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mojo

Seems like the right thing to do Rich 😊 🤔

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richard.spicer.7906

✂️ I think I have to let the stem dry for a couple of days too before potting up? 🤔 @mojo @kathy @joanboston @succulentandfriends

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richard.spicer.7906

#houseplant #succulent

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mojo

www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/jade-plant/propagating-jade-plants.htm You are right Rich just looked it up, but says you need to dry out stem for a week or so before potting on. I've Learnt something today 👍

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richard.spicer.7906

Excellent Mo, and thanks - I'll have a quick read of it now 🤓 @mojo

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fuschia

These seem to die on me 😢😢

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succulentandfriends

👍 they live forever !

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richard.spicer.7906

Oh Pearl 😱 @fuschia - I think the key is neglect, as I don't seem to do much for it at all. Just need a bright room, and don't over water.

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linfoster

I take cuttings all the time fir friends and just dip in hormone powder and straight into regular potting compost and works a treat Rich 😊

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

I was reminded recently that I've never posted any of my house plants. This is our Money Plant (or otherwise called Jade Plant), which I think has now got to be almost 30 years old. Starting to look a bit straggly, so will probably give it a light prune before it goes outdoors for the summer.

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richard.spicer.7906

What do you think @succulentandfriends ? It's getting big and very heavy to lift.

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Garyg

Looks great.

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Nettle

Lovely plant !!! :)

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ania

And someone told me money don't grow on trees 😜

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Ann 😊 @Nettle

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richard.spicer.7906

Cheers 👍🏼 @Garyg

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