Sunday, February 15, 2015

Crassula argentea 10 Day Propagation Progress

I got this 'Baby Jade' [Crassula argentea] back in January, but it wasn't until 10 days ago that I decided to try making Jade babies through leaf propagation. I pulled off a couple tiny leaves that wouldn't be missed.

Crassula argentea leaves in dirt
Jade succulent plant [Crassula argentea] leaf babies after zero days, February 5, 2015
Crassula argentea 1 week propagation
10 days later, one of my Jade leaves is sprouting a little white root

I have high hopes for the larger Jade leaf that I plucked off, because I used a very careful wiggle method - rocking it back and forth slowly - to make sure I got the entire base of the leaf. Some websites even suggest cutting with a knife a tiny portion of the stem in addition to the leaf to make sure you get the entire regenerative tissue at the base of the leaf.

jade plant exotic angel tagjade plant in coffee mug

The parent plant is doing fine as well, I didn't re-pot it yet but I did hide the brown plastic pot it came in inside a coffee mug I don't use anymore. Of course I'd like to have a nice set of matching white ceramic succulent pots on my windowsill, but for now it's coffee mugs and ramekins.

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