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Montreal, QC, Canada
plantwill
May 22, 2018 5:17 PM CST
Hello everyone!

I am going to be propagating some jade leaves and cuttings and wanted to ask for a few tips:

1. Is it better to place the leaves lying down on the soil, or placing the calloused ends into the soil (half buried)? I've seen both done, not sure which is best.

2. Once in the soil, do you moisten immediately? Or wait a few weeks before watering?

Any help would be appreciated :)
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 23, 2018 8:19 AM CST
You can do both ways, either lay them on top of well draining soil or stick it into dry soil, just make sure the leaves has callused. I do not water it yet, there are no roots. It is fun to just lay them down first on well draining soil or even on any dry and warm surface, so you can visibly see root formation and then stick it later to a small container with well draining gritty soil.

Sometimes it does new leaves before new roots, so be careful when you dampen the soil a bit later, it may not have roots yet. No direct sun yet, the plant is still redirecting all its energies to new growth.

Montreal, QC, Canada
plantwill
May 23, 2018 8:14 PM CST
Thank you tarev! Very much appreciated :)

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