jade plant propagation -- the variegated one

ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5November 25, 2012

ok.. mine is completely neglected ... one would think it would have appreciated that.. lol ... [i think it got over-watered.. and in consideration of such.. under-watered ...]

in an effort to save something .. i cut 3 stem pieces.. with bud and two leaves .. and 'stuck' them in damp potting media ...

along with 3 leaves ...

all in a small square pot.. what ... 2.5 inches ...

the question is ... insert in plastic bag for humidity.. since they have no roots ...

or since they dont like all that much humidity.. leave it uncovered ...

and BTW .. should i have let the cuts dry ...???

my plan is to ignore them for a few months ... other than some water.. and hope for the best ... lol ... hopefully mom wont die in the interim ...

thx

ken

ps: there are 3 more cuttings on momma.. should this fail wildly ...

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

There's a ton of info on the cacti/succulent forum about jade propagation in particular.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 12:26PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

thx for the quick answer

ken

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 12:49PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

No, there is no need for the bag.

Yes, you should have let the cut dry.

You may still have good luck with these since they are so easy to grow from cuttings, but, if not, try it next time with letting the cuts seal up before planting. I always let mine sit out for at least one day (longer with larger cuttings).

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 1:34PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

thx brandon.. i will just go pull them out.. and let them dry overnight ...

ken

ps: and then find them in a week or two .. lol ...

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 6:59PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Oh yes, that reminds me, I have succulent cuttings that have been waiting for me for about a month now. They are still alive, but probably firmly believe they have been forever forgotten. Every time I water plants (and see them), I get this guilty feeling.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 9:40PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

They are still alive, but probably firmly believe they have been forever forgotten. Every time I water plants (and see them), I get this guilty feeling.

==>> sounds like my tree pruning regimen.. lol .. it never seems to actually get done.. just guilt ... lol

ken

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 10:39AM
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Gator69

It still looks ok for now....... Should I just let it go w/ less water ? It was outside & believe it got too much water this Summer. I have moved it indoors for Winter. PS. Thank u for quick reply to a novice, Gator!
Is their anything I can do to help it stay healthy ??

    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 8:35PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

update ..

the cut babes.. immediately improved on 'sticking' them .. all of a sudden.. they were turgid.. full of water ..

while momma continues to collapse .. when i get my act together.. and actually see a root on a babe.. i will harvest the rest of the good pieces on mom.. STICK those.. and get rid of her ...

but just before that.. i will tear apart her root mass.. and see if i rotted it all off.. with too much water ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 7:41AM
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