Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The burro's tail of BYOV Propagating Succulents Tutorial fame had seen better days prior to the California move. Now look at it! 'Just goes to show you that sitting in the California sunshine is all you need to achieve that perfect healthy glow.
I don't appear to have a photo of the jade plant in its former glory, but a few months prior to the big move the cat knocked over the jade plant and it never fully recovered. So I pulled some of the healthier/loose branches of the larger trunk and replanted them in a smaller container. So when the time came to leave stuff behind the struggling jade trunk was left on an apartment stoop with a "free" sign, leaving us with just these two tiny babies on the dashboard for the cross country road trip:
A struggling jade plant in my first apartment in Pittsburgh (2011).
Treating the jade plant for a mealy bug infestation in Pittsburgh (2011), that would eventually be the downfall of this branch of the original plant.
The jade plant in Philly (2007).
Burro's tail trim and propagate in Pittsburgh (2015).
Burro's tail at purchase in Pittsburgh (2013).