Jade plants are a beautiful addition to any room or office space. They’re also known for growing quickly and succumbing to leaf-droop as they age. Instead of having to purchase a new plant every few months, try propagating new jade plants from your existing plant!
About Jade Plant
Jade plants are lovely, lush succulents that make great houseplants. They’re easy to care for and can thrive in a wide range of conditions. If you have a jade plant that’s looking a bit leggy, you can propagate it from stem cuttings.
Start with a Healthy Jade Plant
Before you begin propagating, take a look at your jade plant. Does it have healthy leaves and stems? Can the roots be easily seen? Are its leaves beginning to yellow or turn brown? If so, this is not a good time to propagate.
When propagating, we want the leaves on our new plants to be as green and healthy as possible. Our goal is to reproduce our original plant into two or more separate plants with roughly the same size, shape and color leaves as the parent plant. We don’t want any more stress than necessary on the new plants during their first few weeks in pots all their own!
Doing this will ensure that the newly propagated jade plant has the best possible chance to thrive right out of the gate. It’s no fun to work hard to find a new spot for your succulent, clean it up and give it a good drink of water – only to watch it shrivel and die! Trust me here, I know that feeling all too well! When summer temperatures are high, I tend to hold off on propagation until things cool off in late fall or early winter.
How To Propagate Jade Plants From Stem
One of the great things about jade plants is that they are very easy to propagate from stem cuttings. This means that if you have a jade plant that you want to share with a friend or family member, it is very easy to do so. All you need to do is take a stem cutting from your plant and root it in some potting mix. Then, simply wait for it to grow into a new plant.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to propagate jade plants from stem cuttings:
1. Cut a stem from your jade plant that is about 4-6 inches long. Make sure that the stem has at least 2-3 leaves on it.
2. Place the stem cutting in a cup of water and let it sit for a few hours so that the cut end can callus over.
3. Fill a small pot with some well-draining potting mix.
4. Place the stem cutting in the potting mix, making sure that the leaves are above the soil line.
5. Water the potting mix well and place the pot in a bright, sunny spot.
6. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. The cutting should root in about a month.
Jade plants are one of the easiest houseplants to propagate from stem cuttings. With just a few supplies and some patience, you can have new jade plants in no time! We hope our step-by-step guide has given you the confidence to try propagating jade plants from stem cuttings. If you have any tips or tricks for propagating jade plants, be sure to share them with us in the comments below!