Long-lived jade plant dying!

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  1. Moseleygirl

    Moseleygirl New Member

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    My jade plant is nearly 50 years old. It was beautiful- huge with lush leaves & very happy until about 2 months ago. It started dropping branches & now the Bush is barely 1/3 of its size. Leaves look lush but are very small now & tightly packed.

    It's been in the same position for 15 years & I've changed nothing. Any ideas what's going wrong & how I can save it?
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    6 months ago this was huge, bushy & thriving.
     

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    Just wanted to add that the whole thing was upright 2-3 months ago. Now, what's left of the branches are drooping, as you can see in the picture & dropping off. It's not been overwatered; possibly underwater but that's happened before & it just resulted in smaller, tighter leaves. Never affected the branches before. Is this just age or is there something going on that I can do something about?
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Have you ever replaced the potting soil?
     
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    Yes but not for year . Could that account for the sudden change?
     
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    Is the trunk getting any soft/mushy spots near the base, for example rot from overwatering?
     
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