Help saving large Jade plant
Hi everyone, I recently got a very large jade plant off of Craigslist that has a couple of problems, but I would like to try to save it. This thing is huge, 3+ feet tall and wide and is currently flowering, so I really want to save it.
It had a large limb broken off and at the point of the break was brown and moldy. I removed the brown off of the limb and am drying the cutting(s) which I made from that. I also cut back the brown where that limb joined part of the trunk, but that has become brown and started to develop mold as well. The large stem above the mold is actually healthy looking and flowering, but I don't want to let this go too long as it may hurt the plant.
I *think* from the reading I've done that I need to cut off the branch and cut back the brown until all I see is white. My fear is that the brown area may go down to the root, but I have to take it out of the pot before I know that. The other large stems look/feel firm and healthy.
I've attached a few pictures. I would really like to save this huge jade, but if that means splitting it into a few smaller jades that will be healthy, then that's what I have to do. Feedback is hugely appreciated as I'm brand new to jades.