What are some tips for planting a jade tree plant?


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When growing a jade plant from a cutting, cut a healthy branch that is 3 to 4 inches long off a jade plant, and leave the cutting to dry for a week or two. Mix vermiculite and soil in equal amounts to make the potting mixture, and place the dried cutting in the mixture. You can use perlite instead of vermiculite. Make sure that the potting mixture is constantly damp before the plant develops roots.

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If you grow a jade plant from a leaf, remove a healthy leaf from a plant, and place it onto a layer of potting mixture. You can make the same potting mixture as for growing jade plants from cuttings. Generously water the mixture after placing the leaf, and continue watering it frequently until roots appear. Water the plant regularly after roots reach the surface of the potting mixture. After several weeks or months small plants should appear in spots where the leaf touches the soil.

When they grow up to be several inches tall, start caring for them as for adult jade plants. Water adult plants when the surface of the soil feels dry. It is important to never let it dry out completely, but also not to drown the plants. In addition, jade plants need to grow in full sun. The best temperatures for growing jade plants are about 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 50 to 55 F at night.

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