This jade plant is one of my oldest and most treasured plants. My Mom gave it to me decades ago–so long ago that I have lost track but I am pretty sure that it was before I was married and I have been married over 26 years so it’s been with me quite a long time.
The above photo shows just how long some of the branches have gotten. Unfortunately there isn’t any real growth near the center of the plant so I am going to try a bit of a modified cutback of the longest branches to see if I can spur some interior growth.
Also unfortunately the weight of these stems has caused some of these to break spontaneously–or with just a slight tap from a nearby plant or leaf–so it really needs to be done.
It hardly looks much different but I knew as soon as I picked up the pot that it was substantially lighter.
Now we’ll let spring do its work and maybe by late summer I can do another another trim.