Sad little rescue jade from Lowe's

Laura RobichaudNovember 28, 2012

Poor little variegated jade I got for $1.49 tonight. He'll go into gritty mix and a nice clay pot tomorrow.

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PLJ looks to be in fine fettle, and you'll be giving it even more salubrious conditions. Excellent purchase.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2012 at 10:19PM
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Laura Robichaud

I split the three jades up and put them in gritty mix in small, separate clay pots. They're sitting on a SE window sill. I won't water for a while. It was in really wet, peaty medium.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 10:02AM
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cowgurl160(4 SD)

Laura I'm jealous your Lowe's store has verigated jades. I have yet to see one at mine and I want one really bad.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 7:46PM
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Nothing poor or sad about those jades, they look in great shape to me, compared to a lot of the clearance plants. I am sure they will thrive in your care.

I think jades are an easy rescue. I found a little Skinny Finger 'Gollum' type jade at Lowe's once on clearance for a dollar, and now it is thriving, these are what they look like now.


    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 10:35PM
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Laura Robichaud

Christopher, your jades look beautiful! I sometimes feel if I buy a plant from Lowe's or HD it's akin to buying a puppy from a pet store rather than a reputable breeder. It is fun to provide a neglected plant with the right conditions and watch it thrive. I try to be careful about not bringing any bugs home with the plant!

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 10:16AM
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Thanks. Honestly, in my opinion, you can get just as good quality plants from the big box stores as my local greenhouse, which I do buy from as well. It depends when you get the plants, of course. For example, today I saw what to my eyes were Kelly Griffin Aloes in Walmart for $2.98. Even though they were a bit worse for wear, still a good value, in my book.


    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 3:44PM
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Laura Robichaud

Reading all your posts, makes me want one of everything.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 4:05PM
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