Answer: Yes, and it’s very easy. You can either put the stem in a glass of water or stick it about an inch deep in damp potting mix. Remove any leaves that would be under the water or below the soil first.
One may also ask, how fast does hobbit jade grow?
Hobbit Jade plant is fairly slow growing. It grows up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall and around 2 feet (60 cm) wide at maturity. The leaves an be up to 2 inches long. The plant is dormant in the winter months.
Hereof, how do you propagate Gollum Jade Crassula?
Cuttings. If you are taking a cutting of a ‘Gollum,’ use a sterile knife or sharp scissors and cut a tube from the base of the plant. Allow the cutting to dry for several days before placing in well-draining soil. Wait to water an additional day or two, and then water using the “soak and dry” method.
Is it better to propagate succulents in water or soil?
Succulent plants sitting in wet soil are exposed to fungus and pathogens in the soil that introduce diseases to the plant, causing root rot. When propagating in water, the plants are not exposed to the pathogens normally present in the soil medium and therefore, they do not suffer from rot.
Prune the jade plant just above one of the brown rings around a stem, called a leaf scar, with sharp pruning shears or a sharp knife. Two new stems will sprout at the pruning site, so select the stem to prune based on where you want the jade plant to be thicker and fuller.
three to four weeks
The jade plant is a popular succulent houseplant with fleshy, oval-shaped leaves and thick, woody stems that resemble tiny tree trunks. With a bit of easy care, it can grow to be between 3 and 6 feet tall, but does so slowly, only growing about two inches a year.
Jade leaves could fall prematurely from being too wet or too dry, for lack of nitrogen in the soil or for need of more sunlight. Quite often mealybugs attack this succulent. Remove them by hand, using a cotton swab dipped in alcohol; repeat treatment once a week until there are no more bugs.
You can help the Jade plant to grow a thicker trunk by pruning back the plant. You may leave a few leaves on it, but prune back the plant as much as you can. To the first pair of leaves on each branch for example. This way you can keep it shorter and it will focus more on making its trunk thicker.
How to Grow Jade Plants
- Grow in very bright light indoors.
- Plant jade plants in Miracle-Gro® Cactus, Palm & Citrus Potting Mix.
- Water when the top 1 to 2 inches of soil are dry.
- After a month, feed jade plants when you water with Miracle-Gro® Succulent Plant Food.
- Prune off dead or shriveled branches.
How To Propagate Crassula Ovata ‘Gollum Jade‘ from Stem Cuttings:
- Obtain a stem cutting and let it dry for a day or so. …
- (Optional) Dip the cut end in rooting hormone. …
- Once the cut has healed and dried, stick the cuttings in a well draining potting mix.
- Keep away from direct sunlight.
The jade plant is also commonly called a rubber plant and is very toxic to dogs, causing gastric distress, heartbeat irregularities, and depression among other symptoms.
Cut back on watering in fall and water lightly and infrequently in winter. As with many succulent types, overwatering is the primary cause of death among them. Fertilize lightly in spring. Feed this plant again in summer using a weak mix of succulent food, if it is not growing vigorously.