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Droopy Jade Tree

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athomas

Hey everyone, Im having a problem with my Jade tree. Let me start from the beginning; the tree is about 2 years old, had been kept in indoors w/ moderate light and had been watered to keep the soil moist. The plant has a half dozen trunks and is no more that a foot tall.

In the past month, the leaves at the bottom have begun falling off, and they appear to have shirveled at the tips. In the last week, the trunks have started drooping over and are lying on the pot and have had to be prop to keep erect.

Prior to this I had had no problems with the plant. About a month ago, I topped the soil up with your basic potting soil - which maybe wasn't allowing the water to drain properly...which maybe is causing these problems..?!

I have done a bit of research and have found that jade trees need full light and are to be lightly watered. I realize that I may have been overwatering it and not giving it enough light...so the plant has been moved and I am letting it dry out. But what am I to do now? Should I cut down the plant? Re pot it with new soil? Or just wait and see what happens?

I'd be more than happy to hear some good advice..
thanks a bunch guys...

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Thanks for the advice, I'll try cutting down the more 'damaged' trunk and continue to sit back and see what happens.

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