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tx_flower_child
Aug 8, 2017 12:26 AM CST
At a garden center recently and found a cutting on the ground. I told the clerks, 'Promise! I didn't do it!' and they said to just take it and try to root it. I don't know if the pictures will give any clue as to the ID. (Can probably find out at the garden center unless they sold them all.) I'm more interested in how to root it. Seems to be on the long side for a cutting. 14" top to bottom. 6" from just below last leaf to bottom tip. I assume I need to cut some of it off and maybe even remove more of the leaves. If so, where and how much to cut? Better to root in water or stick it in potting soil?
Would appreciate any advice. Thanks.




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Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Aug 8, 2017 2:19 AM CST
I would just lay it on the dirt and wait.

That sounds facetious, but I mean it! Most people try too hard when trying to root succulents and that's the easiest way to kill them.
Keep going!
Name: Jai or Jack
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Jai_Ganesha
Aug 8, 2017 2:21 AM CST
Sorry, I thought I included this link: https://needlesandleaves.net/b...

BTW, the reason to just lay it on the ground and wait is because that's what the plant is trying to do when it drops so many parts of itself.
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purpleinopp
Aug 8, 2017 4:26 PM CST
Crassula. Possible 'Campfire.' Laying will probably work. I would stick the naked part of the stem in soil, once it has been at least overnight so the wound can dry.
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Name: Yardenman
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Yardenman
Aug 9, 2017 4:51 AM CST
purpleinopp said:Crassula. Possible 'Campfire.' Laying will probably work. I would stick the naked part of the stem in soil, once it has been at least overnight so the wound can dry.


A little rooting powder might not hurt. I started a few pulled jade plant leaves that way.

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WillC
Aug 9, 2017 5:29 PM CST
Shorter tip cuttings root more readily than longer stem cuttings. I would cut it so that the stem is about 4 inches long and remove the lowest leaves. A short cutting will stay upright more readily than a taller stem cutting.

A very small (2 or 3-inch pot filled with a porous potting mix that is half perlite is a good rooting medium for Crassula cuttings. Try to keep it barely moist, warm and in a sunny indoor location. Be patient and it will not need to be up-potted for a long time.
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tx_flower_child
Aug 10, 2017 1:58 PM CST
Thanks everyone for the advice.

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