Is this a Jade plant?

Alwayslearning14(4)April 19, 2014

I'm unsure of what this is, I know it's a succulent of some variety.

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

yup. Doesn't look very vigorous. Give it more light.

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 2:40PM
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Alwayslearning14(4)

Thank you, I recently moved it to a brighter location as it has been losing leaves like crazy.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 2:45PM
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seedmoney

It's Portulacaria afra, also known as Elephant Bush or less often, as dwarf jade plant. Sometimes it's used as a bonsai subject. More light will benefit it greatly.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 3:07PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

That potting mix looks bone dry.....is it? Even succulents require good watering.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 9:05PM
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Alwayslearning14(4)

I currently have it as part of a fairy garden that I am trying to start. The potting mix is dry on top, but it pretty moist yet just a little deeper. Thank you for the help=]

    Bookmark   April 20, 2014 at 12:42AM
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Alwayslearning14(4)

Hi again, um it is still loosing leaves. Some look really healthy green and there is possibly some new growth. Could it just be going through a stage from receiving too little light? Will it be okay now that it has more?

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 8:20PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

try the houseplant forum ..

the leaves on mine.. root .. go figure on that ...

you have it in a very peaty.. high water retentive media.. a cactus mix might do it better ... try googling care of such ...

two days in new light.. will have no impact ... you need to think in terms of weeks ... if not months ... leaves will continue to fall off.. meanwhile

ken

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 8:23AM
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