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    I have a money plant (Jade) growing in 6in. pot in the conservatory and this year it has started to throw out a number of shoots plus a flower head, I thought it was possibly due to the cool to cold conditions of the conservatory that was causing it but it has been in there for 6 or 7 years and this has never happened before, I am not too conserned with the small shoots but not sure about the flower as I know some plants die off after flowering, does this happen with Jade?
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    Do you mean shoots from the base? Mine has a few of those, not much to worry about I don't think. You could cut them off and root them. Think mine has flowered once or twice before. Probably could do with refreshing the potting mix if it's been in the same stuff for 7 years.
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    Thanks tmtt, its repoted ever second year, but as long as it keeps going after flowering I'm quite happy
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    My old plant flowered regularly never got any fruit though, do you get fivers or tenners on them......

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    Unlike aeoniums and agaves, crassulas are not monocarpic and can probably outlive you!

    It can grow very large. Loads of enormous specimens in Chinese take aways.
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    I just bought a jade plant, or a money tree... but it's got thinner, less fleshy leaves than I am used to, and the leaves are edged with yellow and red tones. Very pretty! Are they a true jade plant or actually something completely different?Money Plant-jade-plant_mauricio-acosta-rojas.jpg
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    Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset. It's a sport.

    I've got a green and white one too.

    Watch out for mealybug.
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    Mine never used to flower, but for the last few years they've flowered every year.
    I think they're more inclined to flower when underwatered, underfed and pot-bound, and when they have plentiful water and nutrients they just grow a lot of leaves instead.
    Certainly, mine are seldom watered, never fed, and unbelievably pot-bound (top growth is around three times the size and weight of the rootball, such that it keeps falling over, and it's literally bursting out of its pot).
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