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Lisa7_1
Sep 27, 2015 6:16 PM CST
This was a post broken off of my bigger jade tree, I believe it technical got root rot and or spider mites? But this part in each limb has these spindly spine picks growing from it.... why?
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plantladylin
Sep 27, 2015 6:27 PM CST
Hi Lisa, Welcome! to All Things Plants!

I'm not sure but those look like Adventitious roots to me. You can read about them here: http://www.edurite.com/kbase/example-of-a-plant-with-adventi...

I wonder if you lay that branch/stem on top of some potting medium if it would take root and sprout new branches? Hopefully someone more familiar with Jades will pop in with some advice.
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tarev
Sep 27, 2015 7:02 PM CST
Those are roots. You can cut as close to the stem a branch that has those roots and put the cutting in a well draining cactus media. Smiling

Looking at the photo, you can easily make three new little containers of it.
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Sep 27, 2015 8:05 PM CST
I agree
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Lisa7_1
Sep 27, 2015 8:55 PM CST
Thanks!!!!! Thank You! Do you know why it would sprout roots? It wasn't close to any dirt


tarev said:Those are roots. You can cut as close to the stem a branch that has those roots and put the cutting in a well draining cactus media. Smiling

Looking at the photo, you can easily make three new little containers of it.


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tarev
Sep 27, 2015 9:57 PM CST
Any leaf part and branch part of the Jade plant can form roots, so it is just doing that to propagate itself. Like if you accidentally bumped a leaf and it fell or plucked it off, leave it on top of the media, and you will see roots forming in a few days or so, depending how warm it is in your area. The warmer it is the faster the roots can form.

When you plant the cuttings, put it in part sun/part shade for awhile till it acclimates further. Since there are roots already, you can water the root zone and allow to dry before you water again.

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Weedwhacker
Sep 27, 2015 10:32 PM CST
Welcome to All Things Plants, @Lisa7_1

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Lisa7_1
Sep 27, 2015 10:48 PM CST
Thanks everyone! Hilarious!

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