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Just because I have training, and many years of running nurseries it doesn't mean that I know everything about plants.

The field of horticulture is one that has endless opportunities to test your skills. The learning is never over...

With a lot of failures under my belt, I'm eminently qualified to attempt to steer your horticultural endeavors in the right direction.

Someone once told me, until you've killed off at least a couple of hundred plants, you'll never be a gardener.

I must be a master gardener by now; the death toll is huge and growing.

Luckily, even dead plants can still be useful; not only do they teach you how to deal with disappointment, they make good compost too.

Part of successfully growing plants is learning from your mistakes, and believe me, I've made plenty.

Yes, I am a Certified Horticulturist!

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Safe for Rabbit? 
Hi Can you tell me if Crassula plants are safe for Rabbits. I have an indoor rabbit and also two huge Crassula plants. so far we have managed to keep …

dead branches on grapevine 
I have an old (perhaps 50 years) grapevine (concord, I think) attached to my house. This year, for the first time, there is no growth on about half the …

Fuscias 
Hi, my fuscias keep dying. It is 30 degrees Celsius and dry. I live in Rhodes, Greece. I water it every three days and feed it with a phosphate which was …

Peony 
We bought a house 3 yrs ago that had 3 well established peonies that had been blooming profusely. Last year, however, one of them came up in spring …

What is he holding in his hands ? 
I can't tell what these succulents are . My "bf" says it's male and female succulents but I don't think so . Definitely succulents tho .

Weed? Or Plant? 
Hi, We have this growing in an area we are clearing that had old azaleas that were mostly dead and have no idea what else. We have sprayed it with round-up …

I need help with my Schefflera 
I have a shefflerria plant that came from my dad's funeral nine years ago. For this reason I would really like to keep it and have it do well. It is …

Is it dying? 
I found this succulent on the ground last summer and it has not grown much since, though it survived a tough winter here in Denver. I know succulents …

Fescue Planting 
I live in western west Virginia, just on the Ohio , Kentucky Border. In the last couple years I cleared some ground on my property that is very steep. …

Plagued by Fungus Gnats 
I have what I think are fungus gnats on my houseplants and have read that using diluted hydrogen peroxide is an effective way to get rid of them and is …

Yellowing leaves on buddleia 
Last year the leaves on my buddleia started to turn yellow. This didn´t prevent it from blooming profusely but I still thought it might be lacking nutrients. …

White Spots Under Leaves Of Ficus Elastica/ Dropping Leaves  
Hello I have more than 1 question: I just bought my first ficus elastica black burgundy. I've only had it for a week and it has started to drop leaves. …

Seedpod?? 
Hi, This plant has flowered and seems to have developed a green 'thingy' at the top of it's stem. The plant itself seems to be dying. Is this a seedpod …

Dymondia seeds 
Hello, I am looking for Dymondia seed. I'm told by vendors that they've only seen flats. But they all started with seeds! So can you please tell me where …

Sodium 
We have had our soil analysis and it was determined that it is very high in sodium. Need to know if we can correct this by putting anything in the soil. …

haworthia plant rotting 
I got this two months ago, and it just recently started rotting and loosing the white colored stripes. I put it in a terrarium with other succulents about …

white spots on gollum 
I recently installed a water softener and now notice white spots on my gollum but not other succulents.They are not scale or dust mites. I read somewhere …

Purple ends on african milk tree 
Hi Jacki, My African milk tree has been growing and doing really well. However, lately I've noticed it is getting purple at the ends, just on the inside …

Privacy plants in smaller volume planters 
Hi, I've made some planters to sit on top a block wall to obscure the junk my new neighbors keep in their front yard. The planters are made of composite …

How much salt is too much? 
I am doing an experiment for my science project. I am determining what effects potassium will have on the growth of garden spinach (potassium is used in …

What weed is this? 
I live in North Central KS (mid March) and our yard is starting to bloom this type of plant/weed. What is it? We have just freshly thatched, mulched, bagged …

Buttonbush 
What can I use to overspray newly planted button bush to control weeds, that won't harm the plant?

Holly bush 
My daughter has a holly bush which she wants to move, it's quite large and we were wondering how and when would be the best time to move it? What prep …

How much bags of fertilizer do I need? 
I have a 1000 sq ft garden. I got my soil samples back and it calls for 5-10-10 per 1000 sq ft. How many 40 lbs bags should I use?

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Succulent Death 
My poor succulent plant is on the brink of collapse. I think at one time it was over watered, before I got it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. …

Fast Growing Shrubs for Privacy 
Neighbors. Who needs them? I just moved to a new house last summer, and even though it's in my dream location, the neighbors leave a lot to be desired. …

What Soil Do You Use 
What soil do you use to grow succulents? I've seen lots of guidelines that say 'well drained' but what exactly is that?

Take Care of Succulent seedlings 
Okay, so they germinated. Now what? They don't seem to be doing anything at all. I thought I had done it right, and they would be happy, but they …

Growing Hens and Chicks 
I've had a few hens and chicks given to me over the years but they always seem to die. My soil is mostly clay and I know that it's recommended to have …

Ann Magnolia 
I live in the Memphis Tn area and I just recently received by mail a Ann Magnolia tree. It was delivered to my home and is in its original packaging around …

What do I do with my succulent now? 
Hi, I live in Seville, Spain and have been addicted to succulents for about 7 years. This plant has up to now produced 11 flower spikes!! I didn't …

My baby succulents aren't growing but they look healthy! 
I have a variety of baby succulents that I started growing all at one time. Most of them have grown to about an inch high and have been that way for almost …

Landscaper Can't Figure these out 
I'm a landscaper and there are some plant problems that I haven't been able to solve. I understand you guys must get requests all the time. I want to be …

Dried areas on leaves  
Hi, thank you so much for this website! It has been a great guide in my foray unto succulents! A succulent I bought has a dry patch on a leaf. I didn't …

My Strange California Tree Succulent in Iowa..... 
Hello! Just a few weeks back I found this plant in a quaint little store in California and I just HAD to HAVE IT. There was only one problem... I live …

Orostachsys Hrybrid Not Happy in the Land of Oz 
This used to be the healthiest Gnome Dome plant as part of my succulent family. I brought the herd of them inside as usual when it started getting …

Old growth underneath hens and chicks 
Hello There, I have 3 hens and chicks and they all do the same thing. As they grow, each plant seems to keep a large amount of dead "undergrowth"(my term). …

Blue string of pearls 
Hi Jacki, I live in Australia and someone here is selling seeds for blue string of pearls. I have only heard of the green and the variegated variety, …

What is the correct size pot?  
Hi Jacki, I have a tall African Milk Tree (Euphorbia Trigona). I have had it for almost 3 years now, and it is in its original pot (see photo). …

Should I be concerned about my cactus turning brown? 
Hi, I have a cactus (and please correct me if that is not the proper term for what it is called) that is around 25 to 30 years old. It has been turning …

Growing/making new plant from leaf 
Hi, I have finally been able to buy a couple of Senecio radicans glauca - fish hooks. I noticed that one of the leaves rather than be the classic fish …

Senecio pendulans propagation  
Hi Jacki, Great website! I have a Senecio pendulans purchased at a small nursery about 6 months ago. There were three plants in a 4” pot, one of them …

losing color 
Hi Jacki, I bought this succulent 3 years ago, and it's been doing really well. It has also been growing really fast! However, it has started to lose …

Full winter sun but deep summer shade?! 
I've spent the last three years studying about my garden zone (6a), native species of plants, and about what not to plant and where. I would love to add …

Is my palm tree dying? 
We have a 'baby' palm tree in our front yard, the bottom leaves are always brown, drooped, and dead. We have only lived here about 7 months, and we do …

Propagation 
I propagated a bunch of black prince leaves because it had a root rot. most of them started growing but a lot doesn't have roots. They have many (pups?) …

caterpillar and spider plants 
I came back from vacation of 2 weeks and the beautiful spider plant in my office was dead, there was round dirt all over the window sill and beyond. Then …

White marks with brown spots? 
Hello, a few months ago I bought this succulent from a supermarket (unlabelled). It has developed white marks with brown spots. They're only on one …

HUGE Hibiscus 
So I got a tiny Hibiscus seedling at a Horticulture show last January. It's in a pretty big pot on a lanai - good sun etc..etc.. I water it almost everyday …

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We are having a contest and I need help 
My group is having a contest (its okay to ask for help with ID) and this plant looks like it would be a succulent but I have not seen it before. The prize …

White Specs/Crystals on Hens and Chicks - Wont go away - Aphids? 
Hello There, Thank you for the help in advance. I have two hens and chicks plants that I believe have been infected by aphids. I learned this based …

Flowering Sansevieria 
I have a Mother-in-law plant that bloomed last year and again this year. I took pics. I browsed online because everyone told me theirs never bloomed. …

Brown black prince 
Hello, my black prince is getting soft and brown. It used to be really pretty and sturdy. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. It may be because of too much …

help id this sick looking plant and cactus 
This plant needs help but what is it and what care does it need? Older cactus was repotted and now seems to be dying. brown and splitting.

too tall succulent? 
It seems this succulent is reaching but it has just started this and I'm not sure it should be so tall. Bottom leaves have brown tips.

Can't identify this weed/plant 
Not sure what this is, but I don't want to treat it as a weed if it isn't. Doesn't seem to match any of the known weeds I've searched for. I live in Northern …

Are my succulents healthy??? 
My echeveria perle von nurnberg and kalanchoe thyrsiflora are stretching out (which I know is due to a lacking of sunlight) but I was wondering if they …

Edith Bogue Letting me Down! 
We have a 10' magnolia that is a year old. It has yet to produce blooms. I purchased phosphate but I'm reluctant to treat it now knowing the right …

Hydrangeas infected 
I live in NE Florida, zone 8b. Recently transferred 3 year old hydrangeas to new home. They were doing great, but I've noticed leaves dying fast, holes …

Getting the tops of willows to mature 
Hi. I live in southern Wisconsin. I grow willow plants and I want the tops of the plants to stop growing and mature by early in October. I use these …

To propagate or to not propagate 
I'm a beginner plant enthusiast and I decided to start with the "simple and easy" succulent. I've bought a succulent at a local super market and didn't …

Unidentified 
Hi Jacki, thanks for helping with my previous post. I have some succs that mabe you can help me with. Living in South Africa and not sure what these cuties …

Deadly Nightshade? 
I´ve found several suspect plants apparently camouflaging themselves among my tomato plants. Since the blossoms are similar, I assume that, like tomatoes …

Queries about rosemary seedlings 
I have several queries about the 3 rosemary seedlings which I´ve had since early spring, 2 in one small pot and 2 together. They´re growing well but …

SPOOKY ! 
SOMEONE GAVE ME A SEMPERVIVUM PLANT. OUT OF THE CENTER OF THE MANY HENS AND CHICKS IN THIS POT IS A 2-FOOT GIANT STALK WITH LITTLE SPIKY FLOWERS??? GROWING …

Brown Leaves on Trees 
I live in Northeastern South Dakota, 30 miles North east of Watertown SD. Zip code is 57265. I had the county plant trees for me a year ago. We were …

What Can I do to Save This Plant? 
My lovely healthy and happy Chocolate Soldier plant is not doing very well, and I think I may have killed it with kindness. What will save it, and how …

Can Succulents Recover if Roots are Waterlogged? 
I've got a succulent plant that got watered too much when I went away (note to self; don't get a non-gardening neighbor to take care of your plants). …

Nothing grows here!  
I live in the panhandle of Texas Zone 7 . Very dry low humidity and clay soil. I can go out on the prairie and count on one hand the number of trees …

spider webs on gasteria 
Many of my succulents have been outside on my covered porch with no problems, but one Gasteria has continually been full of fine spider webs. I've …

What Tree to Plant after another died from fungus 
After my beautiful Japanese Maple died from Verbicillium Wilt I was told not to plant another Japanese maple in the spot as it would die also. And not …

How hot is too hot? 
I live just east of Phoenix. Today we are at 108 headed to around 120 on Tuesday. Night time temps in the 90's. I'm trying to grow sedums/ succulents …

geraniums 
My geraniums have huge amounts of foliage but don't want to bloom. How do I make them bloom?

Is this a Plant or a large weed? 
I am trying to find out if the attached picture is a plant or a weed.. I just moved in to my home and i am doing some grooming to my landscaping... please …

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Dragon's Backbone Browning 
I saw another comment from someone about their Dragon's Backbone turning brown on 1 side of a stem, and mine is doing the same. Is it too much sun, too …

Inquiry into whether Yellow Oleander can be grown in a container  
Hi, I belong to the northern part of India, and I reside in an apartment complex. I wanted to know if it'll be suitable to grow a Yellow Oleander tree …

My ghost plant has weird colored patches 
Hello! Well a few months ago I got a Graptopetalum paraguayense wich was growing outside in a garden, since then I keep it indoors but I try to put it …

Massonia's leaves 
The leaves on a massonia plant are usually full of small green or purple swellings that help it do something. is there a use for it; it seems like an important …

climbing hydrangea 
I have an OLD climbing hydrangea that has done well climbing, spreading, and surviving. It has NEVER had the first bloom until this year. The vine is nearly …

Name of plant 
Hi, Greetings, We have a plant in our vicinity here in Calgary. And we don't know the name of this plant. Could you give us any information about …

feed rhubarb plants? 
Is it too late in the season to feed my rhubarb plants?

First time succulent mommy. Paranoid!  
Hi! It's my first time working with succulents and I found some things on my crassula that I'm a little worried about. They seem rather healthy, but I …

Propagation Turned Brown 
I recently tried propagating a succulent and I don't know if something went wrong or not. The 2/3 callouses on my leaves just turned hard and brown, …

Deflated Cactus 
My golden barrel cactus looks as if it's deflated, I tried looking into this but I got varying answers, too much water, not enough water, not engough sunlight, …

Dieffenbachia 
I have a very mature large Dieffenbachia that has brown snakelike (roots?) growing from the stem. Do you know what these are and will I harm the plant …

What should I do with my succulent crafts in winter 
The winter care for tender succulents is a no-brainer; take them indoors. But what do I do with hardy wreaths and other crafts? They don't like going …

Is salt safe for succulents? 
I made some colored "sand" with salt and chalk shavings. I am pretty sure the chalk is ok, but is the salt ok? I just want to use the "sand" for decorating …

What fungus grows on trees and which can be produced in agar nutrients? 
Hi I am looking for advice on what fungus grows on trees and from that list which fungus can be produced and grown on agar plates . I am doing an experiment …

too much light? 
I'm in a Facebook group where someone posted 2 pix of their sempervivum royanum five weeks apart. She said she uses a grow light. The 1st pic shows a …

Beautiful Kalanchoe Flapjack dying fast 
Hi, I'm sure hoping you can help me save my lovely kalanchoe. It has developed raised black spots all over every one of its leaves and the stem has taken …

planting fountaingrass 
I live in central North Carolina. Just recently had 15 large pine trees cut down in front of my house; the stumps are still there. I would like to …

Growing Salvia farinacea indoors 
I am currently growing and germinating several flats of Salvia (Blue Mealy) in my indoor greenhouse...the study. My question is: I have 20- 2 1/2" …

How do I draw and Illistrate the three Cutting types ?  
So Basically I have to draw three drawings Semi Ripe Soft Stem Hardwood Could someone show what they should look like and what notes need to …

Question on Rooting Medium  
I have this question on my work sheet and the words just throw me State Three Characteristics of a rooting medium in cuttings

leaf cuttings of echeveria black knight 
Hi I am an unqualified gardener & been gardening for nearly 45yrs. I live in Australia at a place called the Riverland which has hot dry summers average …

Zone 8-9 Succulents 
Hi Are there any succulents that can grow outdoors in West Florida? We have hot humid summers, but winters can drop to 20 degrees. Also, the we have …

What did I do right? Also, to pot or not? 
I´ve got two questions. One is about the cactus in the foreground. I´ve got literally dozens of these cacti, all from the one plant I got too many …

Stephanotis 
All of a sudden my Stephanotis plant has sticky leaves???

Yellow Jackets attracted to my flame willows 
I live the n WI, Zone 5. This year yellow jackets are swarming the ground and branches on my flame willows that are 3 years old. There is no nest I …

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fruit and leaf image attached 
Can you tell me what plant this is? I obtained the fruit and leaf from a green shrubbery growing on a neighbour's railings, with the fruit hanging off …

Sunshine and Succulents 
What succulents do not require day-long direct sunshine?

Latest time to plant 
Zone 6- Massachusets. I live in a town where we are presently allowed to hand water from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. -ban will be over October 31. Is November …

can I save it?? 
I've managed to identify this plant from your pages, so thank you for that! And I also saw a similar question asked from someone else, but it wasn't exactly …

Barren 17 ×1 in need of facelift 
I live in the okanagan, of British Columbia Canada, just outside of Vernon. The area is a zone 3-5. I would like to bring a 17×1 foot barren garden …

Ailing Echeveria Imbricata! 
Hi, I live in Phoenix, Arizona and it's August. So we get really HOT, dry weather here (except for the recent monsoons and haboobs). I think we're in …

really winter hardy cacti and succulents 
In Ottawa, temps dip to -30. I have some Opuntia that survive under a foot of snow but Lobivias and some Echinocereus rotted in the wet spring. Looking …

I'm sorry I'm not short and snappy- well, I am short 
I have some kind of damage going on with some of my plants, my jades in particular, but a hindu rope plant as well. Seems like it might be the same …

Please help identify & save my plant. 
Hi, Can you please help me identify my succulent? It was a wedding favour. When I first got it 2 weeks ago, all the leaves are green. A few leaves …

Xmas cactus leaves are pale green and lifeless after soil watered but still rock hard 
We were away for 2 weeks & my plant dried out. When we got home I gave it water & water just ran out of bottom of pot. I watered it again and same problem. …

It looks like chemical drift but... 
this strange phenomena has been going on all spring and summer. Tomatoes, marigolds, petunias, potatoes, cosmos, impatiens etc. all have some degree of …

sad, leggy succulents begging for help!!  
Don't laugh. OK, go ahead and laugh. These 2 are definitely desperate cases at this point. I guess this is testament to the doggedness of succulent …

Stems  
Hi how to a make my succulents stronger, ive seen on the Internet the same succulents with strong wood types stems but mine aren't like that.

Badly treated Euphorbia Lactea 
Hi Jacki, While I was away for 3 weeks I left my plants to the apparently not-so-tender care of my neighbour with strict instructions about watering...or …

Watering 
I have a variety of succulents and cactus .. I am just still a bit stumped on the watering patterns because some are outside and some are inside depending …

Black walnut tree 
I'm having a problem with vegetables growing near a black walnut tree and was wondering if it was something the tree was shedding or is it the roots taking …

Cleaning Sempervivum 
I got some soil in my cob web sempervivum. Any tips on removing the soil without ruining the web? I tried a thin paint brush but the webs keep coming apart. …

Duranta Tree 
I have a small Duranta tree and it seems to be losing its flowers and leaving bare branches where there once was beautiful purple flowers. The bumblebees …

BUGS! what are they? 
I live in NYC and have some chicks & hens growing on my windowsill. Lately I've noticed some of the leaves turning brown and today I spotted some teeny …

Need replacement for a Mohican Viburnum 
I am from a suburb of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Zone 5. I had a Mohican Viburnum that developed root rot after a good 10 years of problem free growth. …

Pruning My Succulent Plants 
Hey! Quick question here - I was browsing your site and came across your "Pruning Succulent Plants" page, and recognized the plant you have on the title …

help for my succulents 
what to do with sun scorched succulents

What's needed to grow succulents in clay soil? 
I have clay soil and I want a succulent garden in my front yard. What do I need to do to prepare the soil?

Using Grey Water to Irrigate Plants 
Grey water is water that you've already used in everyday household operations - laundry, showers, or washing the floor. Sometimes, this will contain soap …

Planting Thyme Plugs 
"I am very new to gardening, and I have been trying to use plants that don't need much water. I love elfin thyme. Just wondering what the proper way to …

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Repot or not? 
I bought a group of Lithops from a Dutch garden centre last week hoping to be able to transplant them into a large shallow pot along with various other …

Succulents not looking as good 
I got these succulents for my birthday from a friend and since December they have been doing very well. But recently they have started to not look …

Beheading successful...now what? 
Hi Jacki, I cut the head off my echeveria (I think that's what it is, had very long stems with lovely yellow blooms) which had bloomed nicely but turned …

Wrinkly leaves 
I am pretty sure I have a Aeonium kiwi. I had baby plants growing from the stem and gently pulled them off. I let them dry and then planted them. …

Help! Dying because i dont know how to save ! 
Brought at the local hard ware from the indoor plant section and have lost the i/d label and cannot remember name or care instructions hence the plant …

Mahic Bells plant 
I was given a cutting of a Magic Bells and was told it is soooo easy to grow. No instructions on how to root it came with it, it was in water and is …

European fan palm 
I've had this European fan Palm tree for over four years. Within the last 4-6 months the bottom leaves have been dying off. I still have new growth …

Egyptian Onions 
As you are into succulents, I have been growing some "pregnant onions" from an old plant my sister was given many years ago. I think they are beautiful. …

Grafting 
Does a grafted branch produce the fruit of the tree it is grafted into?

Large container garden getting drenched in Northern California 
Hi Jacki, Thanks for this great site. I live 30 miles south of San Francisco and have hundreds of succulents in containers on my patio. We are getting …

Odd white coloring 
Hello, I was wondering why my succulent has this odd white color on it. It didn't when I first got it. Normally it would sit in sunlight in my window, …

Falling over! 
Long, smooth leaves. Plant is falling over and I'm scared it's going to break. Already moved it to a bigger pot.

Graptoveria leaves bruising and empty of water!  
Hello! I'm very new to succulent care. I started growing my graptoveria last June. It was just a tiny thing , and now I think it might need its own pot! …

Flapjack plant about to bloom? 
Dear Jacki, Thank you very much for your super fast reply regarding the drooping of the lowest leaves of my flapjack. Hovewer, what I learned left …

Lower leaves of flapjack plant drooping 
Dear Jacki, I got a gorgeous Kalanchoe thyrsiflora plant from a friend of mine two weeks ago. I live in Budapest, Hungary, the plant lives in front …

Dwarf Alberta Spruce 
I live in Nebraska, Zone 5a and I am wondering if I plant a Darwf Alberta Spruce on the east side of my house, about 3.5 feet from the house with it being …

Unknown succulent with sunburn? 
This succulent has been in a bowl (with no drainage) with 3 other succulents. I've been modestly watering them when the soil gets dry, however, I was …

research 
Hi, I am a college student doing an assignment on horticulture. I was hoping you could answer a few questions. Thank you in advance. • What advice would …

Outdoor succulents 
I have a large bowl planted with various succulents…most have sent up long shoots over a foot in length - are you supposed the cut these shoots back? …

Mystery succulent growing quickly and dying at the same time 
Hi! I got this succulent for my birthday in early July and I really love it. It was from a small garden shop and didn't come with a label to identify …

Echeveria plant gone wild 
I have an echeveria plant (not sure specifically what kind) with a insanely tall flower or growth -not sure which. The growth is 14" tall! The flower …

Drying Succulents for Shipping 
I have a question about drying succulents for shipping. I understand the packaging, using a few layers of newspapers, and also using the heavy boxes …

Wondering what specific Echeverias these are. 
I've been searching through very many online databases to find specific names for each of these Echeverias but as a very un-educated "apartment horticulturist" …

Shedding Tree 
I have a tree that is shedding (not sure what kind of tree), it also has holes in its leaves as well as spiky-like balls hanging from it? Not sure if …

How do you ship your succulents? 
I am thinking of starting a succulents business as I have been propagating them for years. How do you ship them? Do you ever ship arrangements in pots? …

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Questions Concerning Grafting 
I would appreciate your expertise in answering some questions concerning grafting. I think that I erroneously believed that if you graft a branch from …

Pinching Evergreen Clematis 
Hello, I'm in the process of trying to grow back a few evergreen clematis vines after a hard pruning (it was top heavy & becoming a tangled mess). …

Ask the Horticulturist Archives 
I had a Maternity plant and tried to cover it because we were going to have a freeze. It was 5' tall and broke off to 4'. Is there any way to replant …

Splitting up a Jade Plant 
My friend recently gave me a little jade plant. It has 3-4 different stems and is about 4" or so tall, lots of leaves, and seems very crowded. I wanted …

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