Mini Jade

CJ-Speciosa(7a)April 17, 2013

Minaturized jade plant......Didn't mean to do this, it just happened over the last two years. It almost likes bonsai-like....

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Hi & welcome to Gardenweb! What an adorable plant! Do you think it's Crassula ovata?

...so you've been "picking at it" and inadvertently caused it to look like that? If so, that would fall under the heading of bonsai techniques, but doubtful there's an established style of bonsai that this would fit. I'm sure you've been having a blast doing it though. I did this to a variegated ivy plant once. By the time I finally watered it to death, it had about 5 little hard woody stems, just a few inches tall, with at least 50 TINY leaves on each one. Wish I'd taken a pic of it.

You could also generate a discussion about this on "cacti & succulents" forum, if you have an interest. Most of the jade-o-philes would be over there.

And whoa - look at the fly trap plant!!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 10:13AM
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CJ-Speciosa(7a)

I know it's a jade plant, not sure what type though.

I haven't been picking at it at all......It's just the conditions I have it in have dwarfed ALL new growth. I honestly have no idea what I've done to make it grow that way, but I like it.....

Thanks for the info about the succulents forum. I'm still relatively new to this site and am amazed by how large it is. I'm going to post it over there and see what they say.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 10:44AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Cool, I'll be reading too, curious along with you!

GW is definitely cool. In addition to the garden forums, there's a section of nature and home/craft/DIY forums. You may enjoy checking them out sometime, in the blue bar at the top of the page, hover over "forums" for drop-down menu.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 11:08AM
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