top heavy Jade plant

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  1. Fossil

    Fossil Active Member 10 Years

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    I have a Jade which has very thick stems but is really top heavy and falling over. I put it in a bigger pot but it just did the same thing after a couple of months. Would it damage the plant if I potted it deeper so some of the stem is under the soil? About 6 or 8 inches of the stem is bare at the moment and most of the leaves are towards the top. Except for the top heavy problem the plant is very healthy.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    A shallower, wider pot may work better for jade plants. Something like this.
     
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    Fossil Active Member 10 Years

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    I wondered about a shallow pot - but the plant will still topple now because it is so top heavy - I need to be able to anchor it somehow - any suggestions?
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    I'm thinking the root system will eventually spread out in a such a pot and provide the necessary support for the top growth. Artificial support will be needed until such time, perhaps a few strategically placed rocks or a tripod of skewer sticks around the stem.
     
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    Fossil Active Member 10 Years

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    thank you - one of the problems is that it is very shallow rooted - I'll try this:)
     
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    You're welcome. Please report back, after a suitable time, on whether this works or not.
     

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