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CheshireCat
Oct 24, 2016 9:19 PM CST
Is it possible to root a jade plant from a single viable leaf? I read on the Farmers Almanac that it was possible, but there wasn't any information about the process. Suggestions?
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DaisyI
Oct 24, 2016 9:29 PM CST
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Yes, in fact, that's the way I suspect most are started. Find a pot of soil and lay the leaf on top. Make sure the stem end is in contact with the soil - not buried. Wait.....
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Horntoad
Oct 24, 2016 9:35 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome!

Yes, in fact, that's the way I suspect most are started. Find a pot of soil and lay the leaf on top. Make sure the stem end is in contact with the soil - not buried. Wait.....

I just saw a video on You Tube where the author planted the leaves and it produced new plants just fine.


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DaisyI
Oct 24, 2016 9:47 PM CST
I'm sure you can start them that way also.
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Name: sy
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syzone8aUK
Oct 25, 2016 7:22 AM CST
Hi cheshirecat! I have been trying for over a year now to propagate jade leaves and ive had no luck! I hear that they are one of the easiest plants to propagate by leaf too, just leave them on top of dry soil and wait! Mine always shriveled before roots emerge. I have tried about a dozen leaves in the last year and just yesterday I noticed one is starting to root! The only thing I done differently this time was.. I left the leaf in the same pot as the jade on a bright sunny windowsill, all the others where put in a slightly shaded area.
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Name: sy
Northern Ireland (Zone 8a)
Region: United Kingdom Native Plants and Wildflowers Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds The WITWIT Badge Container Gardener
Foliage Fan Sempervivums Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Region: New Mexico
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syzone8aUK
Oct 26, 2016 2:56 AM CST
Sorry I didn't upload a pic sooner, was busy busy
Here it is.

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