Variegated Jade Forest (pics)
Let the New Year root-down commence!
This succulent project began last month when I received these most excellent cuttings.
I immediately set to work assembling a mix of screened Fir bark and assorted grit - Turface,
Pumice, Scoria, Perlite, and quartzite. Then I filled the long bonsai planter that I used to root
my last Jade Forest, arranged the cuttings, added a bit more mix to situate the cuttings.
After nearly a month of patience, I assumed the cuttings had sent out roots and were ready
for some moisture. So I gently lifted each cutting, then replaced in the container, and watered
to wet the roots and settle the mix. With a porous, loose mix one can check on cuttings without
worrying about damaging roots. Yet another advantage of a superior potting mix.
But enough talk! On with the pics, yes? ;-)
Here's the starting material. If I've mislabeled these, please let me know.
And if you're interested in the fine finger Jade 'Legolas,' talk to Gmaculata for details.
Contemplating the layout for the cuttings:
A close up shot of the motley mix:
Cuttings situated and ready to put down roots:
A couple weeks later, on a sunny window-sill:
And then the proof in the puddin' -
'Red Horn Tree' with lots of root activity!