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Will my precious jade tree survive this root rot ? 11 months 1 week ago #36624

Ok, I have only had him for 4/5 months (given to me by a friend in July/Aug) he has lost 50% of his leaves and now that I have spent some time reading up on Jades and root rot he clearly has it! I definitely over watered and didn't place in the brightest of places. So at present, I have washed off the soil and I am waiting for him to dry. I have bought new well-draining soil for cactus and bonsais.
Question.....How far do I trim the roots back ? is there a chance he will make it?
Thank you in advance for any tips/comments.
sophia

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Will my precious jade tree survive this root rot ? 11 months 1 week ago #36625

So Arty wrote: .How far do I trim the roots back ? is there a chance he will make it?

Cut as far as the rot shows, not more.
Yes, there is a chance. But water it properly if it survives.
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Will my precious jade tree survive this root rot ? 11 months 1 week ago #36628

Clicio wrote: But water it properly if it survives.


Which I'd say is water very little. When I had jade trees, I regularly didn't water them and let them dry out (I just forgot 'm.. I don't really do indoor bonsai).
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Will my precious jade tree survive this root rot ? 11 months 1 week ago #36633

Note.. you write jade. In one of the pictures I see a sign crassula, which would be jade.

But I am going out on a limb, and say this is portocularia Afra, and not Crassula Ovata. Different species. P. Afra is a lot ahrder to keep.

Cut the roots off beyond the rot. Let it dry very well. Pot it up. And only water very very little. These are not the easiest to keep, and in my eyes not very suitable for bonsai, altough some nice examples do exist.
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Will my precious jade tree survive this root rot ? 11 months 1 week ago #36635

leatherback wrote: ... this is portocularia Afra, and not Crassula Ovata..


Yes, Portucalaria Afra has smaller leaves and is not so easy to keep as bonsai.
They are sensitive regarding too much watering.
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Will my precious jade tree survive this root rot ? 11 months 1 week ago #36650

Hi, thank you for your message, that is interesting regarding the species, I had a google and I see what you mean.
The thing is I cant tell what is healthy and not healthy root and I am scared to cut off healthy ones and damage it further. I will attach more pictures of the roots have I have cut. please let me know where i should cut off more
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