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Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by Jane Kirk, May 25, 2019.

  1. Jane Kirk

    Jane Kirk Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi fellow plant lovers. I,m new t o this forum so apologies in advance for any mistakes. I am hoping that someone may be able to give me advice on why my money tree branch appears to have drooped. For 8 years it was kept in conservatory. Hot in summer and cold in winter. It also flowered one year. However we moved 2 years ago to a smaller property and now keep it in bedroom. Gets plenty of light as curtains always open. I have now brought outside today . Any advice greatly appreciated

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    I'd guess that because it's been in the house all winter it's grown kind of soft.
    Now it's outside it's flopped at bit.
    If you could find a way of supporting it for a couple of weeks I think it would harden up.
     
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    • Jane Kirk

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      Thanks. Pete,
      It had already drooped when inside so that's why I have moved it outside. I will attempt to support it without too much force.

      Jane
       
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        @Jane Kirk that is a lovely plant, but they can get a bit upset if moved from one environment to another sometimes.. Mine always loved it outside in summer.. About the only thing that does for them is overwatering.. How often do you or have you been watering it.?

        In spring, summer and autumn when the plant needs more moisture, water the plant by soaking the soil thoroughly. Allow the excess moisture to drain away.( plunge into a bucket of water until all the bubbles stop rising lift out and let drain). You should also allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out before watering it again. In winter don’t actually water plant but spray about every three weeks. Watch for shriveling and dropping leaves, which indicate that the plant isn’t getting enough water, and limp leaves, which indicate that it is getting too much.
         
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        • Jane Kirk

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          I had read that it wouldn't need much watering in the winter so I would spray it now and agin.
          However now the warmer months are here I will water as advised .
          I will keep the forum updated

          Have a good weekend wherever you are

          Jane
           
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            Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

            You have a wonderful plant there, Jane.

            Instead of trying to grow it upright, why not try the bonsai cascading form:


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            With the clippings, you could propagate new plants and maintain stricter control of their forms.
             
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            Hello Jane and welcome to the forum.
            That really is such a good looking specimem of a crassula. When grown unrestricted it is often called the Jade Plant. If I may. Judging by the trunk etc, this suggests a good age and without prying, it probably set you back a bit cost-wise.

            You probably know more about these fascinating beauties, (Bonsai) than me. I have long been an admirer. Bonsai basically means...grown in a tray. This really would help when trimming the roots, an integral part of the maintenance of these plants.
            Having over the years chatted with specialist growers at the shows. Looking after a bonsai can be quite a demanding job. For instance. There is what may be called, indoor and outdoor bonsai. Outdoor IMO could relate to below freezing temperatures. I understand that Japan can be a veryyyyyyyy cold place in winter. Then there is the,'indoor type' In all honesty I can find nothing to distinguish either, apart from...you keep yours indoors and I leave mine outside.

            Jane. Your specimen looks good. OK! it's lop-sided. This has probably come about due to, oops! not thinking. Never mind. It can be corrected. Care etc includes constant snipping and pinching out tip groweth etc. The way your plant stands. IMO you have the choice. Call out the Bonsai Tree surgeons and lop of a bit of the droopy bit, or perhaps at a later stage. Transfer the plant to a tray, and allow th overhang to come into contact with ground zero. So, So sadly we all make this mistake. Having plants indoors, bright sunny windowsill etc. Please Please rotate the pots daily. I hope this helps Jane. Best wishes.
             
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            Never grown bonsai myself.
            But surely that would come down to the species of tree being grown?
            If the bonsai is a type of tree that one would find in a park or garden in the UK, then it is meant to be grown outside?
            And if it's from a warmer climate, than in needs to be indoors??

            Quite straightforward imo.
             
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              I have had mine for about 35 years and it moved from Bucks to Portugal in 2001... I think it travelled inside a tumble drier ... quite a shock to the system ... both the journey and the climate change! :rolleyespink:

              It is very neglected here outside and thrives. It doesn't move from it's place, afternoon sun/shade, and in the summer gets watered once or twice a week. Virtually nothing in winter unless we have any rain, not always guaranteed.

              My opinion is overwatered and it doesn't like it's location. Please put it back in a similar situation light/heat/cold wise as it was for 8 years and it will thank you by standing up.

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                Hi Mike
                 
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                Hi Mike Allen and Victoria,

                Thank you for your tips however I think something has gone drastically wrong .. I put it outside over the weekend and the elements have not been kind to it. The leaves are dropping off and some have changed colour. I have now placed in the sitting room by the window.
                Hopefully it will recover.
                 

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                The good news is they are very difficult to kill, stems root easily and they can be pruned hard to restore shape.
                 
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                  Oh dear. I am thinking it has had too many shocks in too short a time and just hasn’t recovered. Fingers crossed it will pick up again for you.. You can also grow a new one from just one leaf.. ;)
                   
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                    It wont die, you can bet on that.;):smile:
                     
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                    How do the roots look like?

                    Lift the plant from the pot and have a look. If the roots are fine, the plant will recover. If there are vine weevil grubs, run for the nematodes now. :gaah: These are good, but expensive. Vine Weevil Killer Nematodes - Nematodes Direct
                     
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