I've been whacking my crassulas....

greenclaws UKzone8aMarch 26, 2014

and here's what I've done to the Crosby's Compact for starters...please comment as I need more suggestions to help me make them look better!! The original plant had quite a tall rootball as it had been previously growing in a regular shaped pot but I was afraid to shock it even more by giving it a more severe root whack to fit an smaller one than this. It had stretched a little as you can see from the cuttings so I'll try and keep it more compact this time it already looks promising, but I'm not sure if the cuttings will improve given time...what do you think? Thanks for looking in.
Gill UK

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Very nicely done!
During the Summer just keep pinching away. 'Crosby's compact' responds so well to tip-pruning that those cuttings will be bushy in a season's time.

Josh

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 12:34AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Looks great! Love that middle picture...nice and short, filling in very nicely :o)

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 3:29PM
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greenclaws UKzone8a

Hi there Josh and Nancy, thanks for stopping by!
I am amazed at how quickly this one has sprung back into life as it was completely leafless once I'd done the deed. I pinched out all the growing points on the cuttings so fingers crossed they will begin to fatten up. Trouble is with all this whacking, you end up with so many more plants!
Gill UK

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 5:17PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

...yes, tossing cuttings into the compost pile is difficult, but has to be done eventually. I have no more room for cuttings, either. Interestingly, I whacked one of my 'Crosby's Compact' Jades at the beginning of Winter (eventhough I know it doesn't encourage the best growth). That Jade is coming along slowly. Last Summer, I took it upon me to pinch the growth on one of my sister's 'Crosby' Jades and that one is looking lush and full! I will post a pic.

Josh

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 8:54PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

A shot of my sister's 'Crosby's Compact' that I pinched last Summer....not the best picture, but I'll get another at the earliest opportunity. I find that this variety colors up very well for us in cool northern California.

Josh

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 9:04PM
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azpedsrn(Arizona)

I couldn't see what you've got in that pot due to the beauty in the background! What a gorgeous view you have!!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2014 at 9:25PM
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greenclaws UKzone8a

Josh, that's looking good! Your sis' is indeed very lucky too have you around....I wish someone here grew the things I do, maybe that's telling me something? My Crosby's stayed rather dark in colour, showing deep greens/burgundy/red colouration especially in the colder months. So, you can imagine how pleased I am to see that the newly pruned mother plant shows those fresh bright leaves.
Azpedsm, thank you for your comment, we like it too! Please check out my other recent Jade posts to see more of the views...and some more jades also.
Gill UK

    Bookmark   March 28, 2014 at 12:56PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Thanks, Gill! I took a few more shots yesterday afternoon at my sister's. We've had some heavy rains and the plant is leaning hard....but it'll pull itself around. Now we need to fill in the backside.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2014 at 2:06PM
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