Growing Jade from Leaves

lme5573March 20, 2014

In Sept 2012 I tried to root some Jade leaves. I understood that the Tricolor would give me a solid leaved plant, but I was surprised to see the new plant is so different. It has a red edge and the leaves look almost furry.
The second leaf was a Hobbit, and the babies from that leaf are all similar to Crosby's Compact. The biggest one has very tiny, round leaves, but two smaller ones have definite pointed leaves.

Lennie in Michigan

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cactusmcharris

Juvenile leaves (and plants) are often different from their mature forms.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 10:21AM
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lme5573

Here's a close up of the pointed leaves. I'm letting it grow for now, but would like to pot the pointed leaved plant separately once I'm certain it will stay like that.

Now I wonder - what does a Gollum leaf revert to? More Crosby's? And what about a Wavy Jade? That's a hybrid, too, isn't it?

I have new leaves waiting to root, but I'd love to hear if you got something exciting from your jade leaves.

Lennie in Michigan

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 10:21AM
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lme5573

Thanks! I will restrain my enthusiasm. ;-)
Lennie

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 10:48AM
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rina_

Here is one of my Gollum leaves in left photo (second leaf was in different pot), and in right photo - two babies that grew from these leaves. Exactly a year - don't have current photo right now.

Rina

This post was edited by rina_ on Thu, Mar 20, 14 at 14:50

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 2:48PM
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rina_

Tricolor leaves are same as yours Lennie (green), but too small yet to tell if any variation in shape of leaves.

Rina

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 3:01PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Cool plantlets!
The 'Gollum' that I've propagated from leaves have grown true to form, just like Rina's.

Josh

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 6:53PM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

Those are all SO cool!! TFS

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 4:18PM
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lme5573

Thanks, Rina for the pix, they are so cool, and what is that peeking over the edge of the pot? At first I thought it was a Christmas Cactus, but now I'm not sure.

Josh, interesting to hear the Gollum leaves grow true. I didn't expect that.

Lennie

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 4:53PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Here's an old pic of a 'Gollum' plantlet grown from a leaf.

Josh

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 5:25PM
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rina_

Lennie

That is a broken-off piece of kalanchoe, like the one in the photo. It is in same pot, just can't see the stem.

Rina

This post was edited by rina_ on Fri, Mar 21, 14 at 20:37

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lme5573

I see it now. Thanks!
Lennie

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 10:35PM
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rina_

Here are the Gollum babies today - from leaves in March 2012 to today.

Rina

This post was edited by rina_ on Mon, Mar 24, 14 at 0:06

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lme5573

They are looking good, Rina. You can't be impatient when trying to grow from a leaf. Put them in a pot and forget about them. :-)
Lennie

    Bookmark   March 24, 2014 at 6:01AM
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