This week’s Foliage Friday is not a new plant to me, but I discovered something new about a plant I’m already somewhat familiar with. I came across this in my neighborhood:Continue reading “Foliage Friday: Crassula”
I started to propagate jade plants from jade plant leaves 46 days ago. I simply laid the leaves on soil and kept them moist.Continue reading “Jade Plant Update”
I don’t particularly care for cacti and most succulents, but now that I live in California, I have to start embracing them. Jade plant is a nice starter succulent to add to my collection (Note that my “collection” of succulents currently amounts to a single snake plant).
Jade Plant. Aka Crassula ovata. Aka Money Plant.
They supposedly propagate pretty easily by cutting — either a short bit of stem or simply a leaf.
I went the leaf route. I came across a decently-sized jade plant near the sidewalk by a business, and might have covertly pulled off three leaves.
I read online that one could propogate the leaves by letting them dry for 2-3 days to let the ends callous over and then setting them on top of moist soil, like so:
The leaf should send roots down into the soil and form a new plant. This seems a bit like voodoo to me, but it’s worth a shot.