if you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for ways to add a little bit of green to your life. houseplants are a great way to do that, and jade plants are some of the easiest to care for. but did you know that you can actually grow jade plants from cuttings? it’s super easy and only requires a few supplies that you probably already have around the house.
Start with a clean, sharp knife.
Sanitize your knife with rubbing alcohol or another disinfectant. This will help prevent the spread of disease or pests to your jade plant.
Cut a stem from the jade plant that is at least 4 inches (10 cm) long. The stem should have several leaves on it.
Remove the bottom leaves from the stem, leaving only the top 2 or 3 leaves. These leaves will provide energy for the plant as it grows roots.
Dip the cut end of the stem into rooting hormone powder. This powder can be found at most garden stores.
Fill a glass or jar with water and place the stem in the water. Make sure that only the bottom inch (2.5 cm) or so of the stem is submerged in water.
Place the glass or jar in a warm, sunny spot and wait for roots to form. This could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Once roots have formed, you can transplant your jade plant into soil
Cut a 4-6 inch stem from a healthy jade plant.
use a sharp, clean knife or gardening snips to take a 4-6 inch cutting from a healthy jade plant. Choose a stem that has several sets of leaves. Cut just below a node, which is where the leaves join the stem. The cutting should have at least 2-3 leaves. You can cut off any remaining leaves to reduce water loss.
allow the cutting to callous over for a day or two before placing it in water. To help the process along, you can dip the cut end in rooting hormone powder or gel. This is not strictly necessary, but may help encourage root growth.
Fill a clean glass or jar with water and place the jade plant cutting inside. Ideally, use distilled water or rainwater, as tap water may contain chemicals that could harm your plant. Place the glass in a bright spot out of direct sunlight and wait for roots to form
Remove the lower leaves from the stem.
Use a sharp knife or pruning shears to remove the leaves from the bottom 2 to 3 inches (5.1 to 7.6 cm) of the stem. Doing this will help the stem form new roots more easily once it’s in water. If you’d like, you can also use a nail file or sandpaper to lightly scrape away a strip of bark from the bottom of the stem. This will further encourage root growth.
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Place the stem in a clean glass or jar filled with water.
Fill a clean glass or jar with water and place the cutting in it. The cutting will form roots in a few weeks and can then be planted in soil. Change the water every few days to prevent it from getting stagnant.
Jade plants are easy to propagate from cuttings. Simply take a 4-6 inch piece of stem, remove the lower leaves, and place it in a glass of water. In a few weeks, roots will form and the cutting can be planted in soil. Make sure to change the water every few days to prevent it from getting stagnant.
Place the glass or jar in a sunny location.
Jade plants are one of the easiest succulents to propagate from stem cuttings. All you need is a sharp knife, some clean water, and a few weeks patience. Here’s how to grow jade plant from cuttings in water:
- First, choose a healthy stem to cut. It should be at least 4 inches long and have several leaves.
- Using a sharp knife or shears, make a clean cut just below a leaf node (the point where leaves attach to the stem).
- Immediately place the cutting in a glass or jar of clean water.
- Change the water every few days to keep it fresh.
- Within a few weeks, you should see new roots growing from the leaf nodes. At this point, you can transplant your jade plant cutting into soil.
- Change the water every few days.
Jade plants are a type of succulent, meaning they store water in their leaves. This makes them especially susceptible to rot if the leaves are allowed to sit in water for too long. For this reason, it’s important to change the water every few days. You can also use a low-humidity potting mix to help prevent rot.
After a few weeks, roots will begin to form.
Eventually, you will see roots begin to form on your jade plant cutting. At this point, you can either pot it up in some potting soil or continue to grow it in water. If you decide to pot it up, be sure to use a well-draining potting mix and water it sparingly until it becomes established.
Once the roots are 2-3 inches long, transplant the cutting into a pot filled with well-draining potting mix.
Jade plants are beautiful, resilient succulents that are easy to grow. You can propagate jade plants from cuttings, which is a great way to create new plants for your home or garden.
To grow a jade plant from cutting, start by finding a healthy stem to cut from the mother plant. Cut off a 4-6 inch section of stem, making sure to include at least 2-3 leaves. Allow the cutting to callus for 1-2 days before planting.
Once the roots are 2-3 inches long, transplant the cutting into a pot filled with well-draining potting mix. Water regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between watering. Your new jade plant should be ready to transplant into its permanent home in 4-6 weeks.
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