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I have a HUGE Jade Tree, which I have nurtured for many years, it is 6 feet tall, and 5 feet round, and the trunk is about 8 inches in circumference. The icing on the cake is, it flowers abundantly twice a year.  It is now too big for my conservatory and so I have decided to send it to a new home where it will live in an orangery.  The thing is, I don't want to give the large terracotta pot away. Will it be alright to take it out of the pot, wrap the huge root ball in a plastic sack, and re pot it when it gets to it's new home?  I think I will shed a tear or two when it leaves here.


  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,115
    That is a BIG Jade tree!!!!! Do you have a photo of it?
    I should think it would be fine in the new owners pot.
    Have you taken some cuttings for yourself?
    That way you still have a bit of the original.
    I too would be very attached to a plant like that.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 63,143
    Can it not be transported in the pot ... then reported and the pot returned to you?  I’m sure the plant’s new owner would understand. 
    What a wonderful plant it must be ... any chance of a photo? 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • pot-manpot-man Posts: 78
    I’ve just bought seeds of eBay, came today 
  • Jade plants are quite forgiving beasts - if you are sure of the timescale, then removing it from the current pot, keeping the rootball intact and placing in a a plastic bag should enable it's new owner to pot it up without a problem.
    Grown outside in S. Spain, they flower quite happily but I'd say you have done pretty well to get yours flowering so regularly here.
    I'd agree with @madpenguin and make sure you keep a bit of this treasured plant for yourself :)
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