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#138262 Oct 8th, 2007 at 10:52 AM
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Does anyone know how to propagate a gollum jade? I saw this at home depot this weekend and thought it looked cool, so of course I bought it. Reminded me of fingers kinda.

Here's a picture I found of one:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/93871/

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khorysmom #138289 Oct 8th, 2007 at 12:07 PM
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I would think you could propagate it the same as you would any other jade.
Cut off the section you'd like, and let the cut stem dry out completely - at least 24 hours. When it is thoroughly dry you can pot it up in cactus soil, or as I prefer, a soiless mix that is heavy on peat and perlite.

If you like, you can dip the stem end in rooting hormone, but it's not necessary.


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plants 'n pots #138451 Oct 8th, 2007 at 06:08 PM
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It is also called finger jade, and yes, you can propagate easily from cuttings as Lynne said. I don't bother with drying it out. I cut and plunk it into the place I want it to grow. But I live in a dry climate and that works well for me.


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Tina #138643 Oct 9th, 2007 at 05:29 AM
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Thank you. I live in Iowa and it will definitely have to be in a pot for me. It would die in the winter of course. Does it need to be a certain size before I take some of it off to get a new plant from it?

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khorysmom #138650 Oct 9th, 2007 at 05:41 AM
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As long as you have enough stem to stick in the soil, you can take a cutting any time. It would also be good to leave the mother plant in a nice shape after taking cuttings.


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plants 'n pots #138721 Oct 9th, 2007 at 09:45 AM
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I'm not trying to sound like an idiot, but I would just cut off one of the green parts down by the stem, correct?? I don't want to do it wrong and have it be a waste.

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Yes, take of a 'branch' and leave at least 3 leaves(fingers) oi. Stick the rest into your soil. I like to use space in the same pot if there is room because they use the same culture. Then I divide out later when they've developed a few roots.


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Tina #138738 Oct 9th, 2007 at 10:48 AM
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Thank you jonni. I really appreciate it. I will be trying this here soon.

Have a wonderful day!!

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khorysmom #146109 Oct 27th, 2007 at 08:54 AM
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I have always propagated jade by breaking a "leaf" off the stem and sticking into moist soil. Before long, the cutest little mini jade begins to grow and eventually it gets its own pot. Maybe it only works for the two flatter leaf varieties I have.

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delawaredrew #146178 Oct 27th, 2007 at 01:06 PM
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You can propagate them with a branch or even a single "finger". I have one of these that survived being knocked over and dropped several times (although it broke apart and I ended up planting it in 4 separate pots). I recently potted a single finger and it's got new ones sprouting, and I've also planted branches.

Pretty much treat it like any jade. : )


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