best soil for jade cuttings

bassetlvr(S.W. FL)March 23, 2008

I have a dilemma. I managed to root some jade cuttings by putting them in a shallow cup with just a bit of water. I kept it on my kitchen windowsill and lo and behold they have roots - - lots of them. I want to pot them up but I'm not sure what type of soil they should go into. I've been down this road before and everytime it seems the cuttings just rot on me or the roots just completely wither away. I've used Schultz cactus soil, but maybe that's not the right kind.

Does anybody have any advice? I'd really like to keep these cuttings going so that one day I have a half way decent jade plant!!!!

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Maybe it's just me but I'm still stunned and surprised when anyone says they managed to root jade cuttings in a cup of water. Wow!

I never do anything special. I just take a bunch of topsoil and throw them in a pot. I'm sure quite a few will disagree with me though.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2008 at 11:57PM
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gardenbear1(6 Ma.)

I'v rooted Jade cuttings in water and by just sticking them in potting soil and had luck both ways. I don't think the jade cutting cares how you root them, they seem to grow


    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 9:49AM
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puglvr1(9b central FL)

I use cactus soil, turface and granite for succulents. (Tapla) Al in the container forum (do a search) has a great soil mix for cactus and succulents. Very fast draining mix is definitely recommended.

Good luck!!

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 10:00AM
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I did what dragonstone did. I even plant their falling leaves. I have many pots now and they are doing well.

Good luck.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 7:30PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Yep, just put them into appropriate soil in small pots and they
should grow just fine. If the cuttings already have roots, I'd
mist the soil and very gently set them into the hole, then tuck soil
around them carefully. The "water roots" might not survive,
but if you can hold off watering for a week or two, the cuttings
will begin the rooting process all over again. It should be quite
simple and rewarding. Good luck, and share pictures!

*Soil: see Al's (Tapla's) recipe.
I use a cactus & succulent soil, with 30% or so Perlite for quick
drainage. I have started to blend in garden dirt, as well as various
gritty media like small gravel, sharp decorative rock, charcoal,
and a dash of oyster shell. The most important thing is to cut down
on the amount of peat moss in your mix, so that you can control
moisture levels properly.


    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 7:50PM
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