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Name: Sabi
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sabigrows
May 29, 2018 9:38 AM CST
Hiiiii guys, it's warm as haillll today in NorCal. Hope all is well for everyone :)

So I think it was probably a good 3 months ago when I chopped up my Variegated Jade due to it being severely etiolated. I later realized I should have left some leaves on it.. anyways! I was surprised to see that it actually survived the brutality of being stripped of it's branches and leaves, and is now sprouting two tiny babies.

My question for this is: Should I suspend watering until the leaves are a bit more established? I actually rotted another stump from this V. Jade on accident not long ago. Yesterday I combed out the roots on this guy and then planted it in new soil with good drainage. I haven't watered it in a couple to three weeks. The second photo is super dim, sorry 'bout that.

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Secondly. My boyfriend's mom had some AMAZING Jades at her home and the thickest part of the trunk had got to be as thick as a 2 liter soda bottle. Unfortunately they too died in the winter, but a couple days ago I was over there with my bf and I checked out the trees (because they had been chopped down) and I saw some branches she had cut and just left in the pot. THEY HAD ROOTS. Aerial roots though, which I am not familiar with.

Question for this one: As you can see I have a pot ready for when those Jades go into soil, but I don't want to kill them. I trimmed some little parts off that were in the way of the roots so I'm letting those callous over before planting. When I do plant though, should I just keep the soil misted to avoid over watering? Or can I water until it drains out the bottom?


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One last Q: Is there any major differences when it comes to caring for common Jades VS. Variegated Jades or is it pretty much same same?
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
May 29, 2018 10:05 AM CST
Water the mother plant and the cuttings well, until water comes out the hole at the bottom, and then let the soil dry out almost all the way before watering again. This may take longer for plants with no leaves (like the mother plant) or plants with no roots (like the cuttings).

I have no experience with the variegated jade so I'll let others weigh in on that question.
Name: Sabi
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sabigrows
May 29, 2018 10:07 AM CST
Baja_Costero said:Water the mother plant and the cuttings well, until water comes out the hole at the bottom, and then let the soil dry out almost all the way before watering again. This may take longer for plants with no leaves (like the mother plant) or plants with no roots (like the cuttings).

I have no experience with the variegated jade so I'll let others weigh in on that question.


Thanks Baja, you are always so helpful.

I don't have the mother plant with me I just snagged these rooted cuttings from the pot she was in. Is it okay to water the cuttings like adult jades though?
Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
May 29, 2018 10:23 AM CST
Yes, as long as you let the soil dry out in between. The actual frequency might be less than an adult plant with roots. You might try every couple of weeks in strong light to start with.
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 29, 2018 7:46 PM CST
I got some variegated jades, so far just similar handling as with regular jades. As with any jade being grown indoors initially, position in part sun/shade to acclimate to outdoor growing conditions.
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