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How to Root a Jade Plant? 3 Amazing Methods

Among the most famous succulents, the Jade plant (Crassula ovata) is known for its accommodating character.

It belongs to the Crassulaceae family according to the University of Iowa.

They can extend up to three feet or above when cultivated inside.

Many people prefer cultivating Jade plants at home since they are low-maintenance and attractive.

Numerous people are unaware that growing a Jade species via a stem or leaf cutting is nearly as simple as caring for one.

 

How to Root a Jade Plant

To root a Jade plant use stem or leaf cuttings. Leaf or stem cuttings can be used to grow your Jade plants through rooting. Choose the cutting you wish to root and dip it in rooting hormone before inserting it into the soil. When rooting through a leaf, first dip it in a jar of water and wait till it develops some roots before planting into the soil.

How to Root a Jade Plant

How to Root a Jade Plant

 

Things You Need to Root a Jade Plant

Jade plants are easy and simple to propagate and do not require many supplies for propagation.

Prepare the tools you'll need for rooting your Jade plant

Prepare the tools you’ll need for rooting your Jade plant

The followings are the tools you will need for this process:

  • Cuttings of leaves and stem of Jade plant
  • Store-bought fertile soil mix or make your mixture by combining fine sand, potting mix, and liquid fertilizer in equal parts.
  • Pruners or clipping pairs
  • A clean and sterile pot
  • A rooting hormone for the roots of the Jade plant

 

When Jade Plants Need to Be Rooted

Not to mention that you can propagate your Jade plant at any time of year under the appropriate conditions.

But summertime is ideal for propagating this plant.

In the hottest months, Jade plants are particularly easy to reproduce since they love to grow in a moderate, moist, but well-ventilated climate.

The best time to root your Jade plant is in the summer as it's moist and well-ventilated during those months

The best time to root your Jade plant is in the summer as it’s moist and well-ventilated during those months

 

Steps to Follow When Rooting the Jade Plant in Soil

Embedding Jade cuttings is the best approach to cultivating succulents in soil.

Following are the steps given below:

 

Step 1: Using a Good Rooting Hormone

You will get good results growing a Jade plant from cuttings whenever you apply the rooting hormone since it grows more rapidly and quickly.

To use rooting hormone, sprinkle it on the stalk of your Jade cuttings or the cut side of leaflets.

 

Step 2: Putting the Soil in the Pot

Fill a pot halfway using your soil mixture, including a light, sandy mixture of sandstones, potting mixture, and peat.

Begin placing soil halfway inside the pot you'll use to root your Jade plant into

Begin placing soil halfway inside the pot you’ll use to root your Jade plant into

When reproducing a Jade plant, regular planting soil is excessively rich, and that might lead the stems to decompose.

 

Step 3: Digging the Hole

Now dig a tiny hole in the potting material for the cutting using fingernails. Then insert the stem/leaf cuttings carefully into the hole to avoid rubbing off the hormone. 

Now pack the surrounding with the soil to keep it stable and ensure that the dirt is in touch with the cuttings.

 

Step 4: Putting the Plant in the Right Area

Place the Jade plant cutting in a shaded area away from direct sunlight. Wait till the Jade cutting grows stems before watering it.

Use a plant’s spray bottle to softly wet the cutting every day if the air is dry. However, be aware that they do not require a lot of moisture.

Jade plant cutting has begun to sprout roots when you observe fresh vegetation on its surface.

 

How to Root Jade Plants from Stem Cuttings

You will have to follow the following steps to reproduce a Jade plant from stem cutting:

 

Step 1: The Selection of the Appropriate Branch

Selecting a branch from the cutting of a Jade plant is the first step in plant propagation.

The selected branch has to be healthy, strong, and disease-free so it can easily reproduce. Also, make sure that the knife you use is clean and sharp to have appropriate cutting.

Select a healthy, disease-free stem from the Jade plant to root it successfully

Select a healthy, disease-free stem from the Jade plant to root it successfully

For rooting a Jade plant, the branch size should be 8-10 cm long and is approximately 3 to 4 inches.

 

Step 2: Allowing the Cuttings to Dry Up

The next step is to let the stem cuttings dry.

This is because when you are rooting, the Jade plant cutting you took is moist, and the wounds are damp, thus leaving room for diseases.

Leave the cuttings to recover and dry in a hot environment.

Then you may sprinkle the exposed wounds with a rooting hormone that contains an anti-fungal substance to ensure that no diseases develop in the branch of a Jade plant cutting.

 

Step 3: Placing the Cuttings in the Container

Now place your cutting of Jade plant in a fertile potting mixture.

Water carefully while planting a Jade plant cutting because the potted material needs to be wet until the cutting grows.

Place the healthy Jade plant stem cutting into the fertile potting mix

Place the healthy Jade plant stem cutting into the fertile potting mix

Then you may feed it like a regular Jade plant once it has developed a root system.

 

How to Root Jade Plants From Leaf

Although growing a huge Jade plant from leaves may take longer than growing it from branch cuttings, it is worth trying.

Following are the steps for rooting a Jade plant from leaves.

 

Step 1: The Selection of the Right Leaves

Start by picking a healthy leaf from the Jade plant. Ensure that you take the leaf cuttings appropriately.

Pull off every leaflet cautiously when you intend to utilize this for Jade plant propagation.

After breaking the leaflet off, ensure that you grab the complete branch. This is because if the bottom section of the leaflet is pulled off, the leaves will not root.

 

Step 2: Inserting the Leaves into the Container

The next stage in Jade plants propagation from leaflets is to place the leaves in a potting mixture that contains peat moss and half sand.

After selecting the leaves from your mother Jade plant, insert them into the potting mix containing peat moss and half sand

After selecting the leaves from your mother Jade plant, insert them into the potting mix containing peat moss and half sand

The leaf will begin to sprout little shoots out from the margins of the blade that will bend towards the ground after it has fully developed.

 

Step 3: Irrigation of the Plant

After placing the Jade leaf inside this potting mixture, water and moisten it carefully until the leaves develop roots.

Young plants may grow anytime between 2 weeks to 2 months.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about How to Root a Jade Plant

 

Is it possible to recover a broken Jade plant?

A damaged Jade plant can be recovered by stem cuttings, which is the quickest technique than leaf-cutting to propagate. As a result, rooting a damaged Jade plant will be a breeze.

 

How long do you need in rooting a Jade plant cutting?

It takes around three weeks for most cuttings to develop and show signs of rooting, proceeded by four to six weeks for full root growth.

Author Bio

Daniel Iseli

Taking care of houseplants and gardening are my greatest passions. I am transforming my apartment into an urban jungle and am growing veggies in my indoor and outdoor garden year-round.