Jade Plant Propagation

by Constantina
(Berkeley, California, USA)

Question:


I started an indoor jade plant from a leaf cutting in early February. I have kept it in full sun and have watered it sparingly. The leaf cutting has taken root, but it has yet to produce little plantlets over two months later. However, the leaf cutting itself looks healthy and is still firmly rooted in the pot. Should I be concerned? Is there anything else I can do to encourage it to grow?

Answer:

First of all I would not keep cuttings in full sun. Try to choose a bright but not sunny spot for cuttings.
I would give the cutting a few more weeks before you give up on it. This process can be quite slow at times.
If it does not start to produce a plant try with a stem cutting. It might be easier and quicker to get a new plant.
The cutting should be about 2 inches long. Remove the bottom leaves and let the cutting dry off for a day. Then insert it into some potting soil and water it lightly. Keep the cutting in a shaded place until it shows signs of new growth.

Find more information on growing money trees here.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Gardening Problems FAQs.



Back to top

Get our FREE Seed Starting Guide!

Enter your email and download your free guide!


Recent Articles

  1. Growing Blueberries - How To Grow Delicious Blueberries

    Growing Blueberries is not difficult if you follow a few essential guidelines. Follow this gardening advice for growing blueberry bushes and and enjoy an abundance of delicious and healthy berries.

  2. The Nitty-Gritty Of Growing Strawberries

    Follow these tips for Growing Strawberries for an abundance of delicious fruit! Learn about the care for strawberry plants and the best time for planting.

  3. 6 Tips For Growing Vegetables In Raised Beds Efficiently

    Here are 6 gardening tips for growing vegetables in raised beds to maximise the bed space you have.