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I want to take cuttings of this plant and propagate it. Could someone help me identify it and give me some instructions for how to take cuttings and propagate it.

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wavy Glad you joined us, that looks like a jade plant to me,,
you can branch cut or leaf start Jade plants
The branch should be 3 – 4 inches long for rooting a jade plant.Use a sharp, clean knife to cut the selected branch off the plant.The next step for starting a jade plant from a cutting is to allow the cutting to dry. The wound on the jade plant cutting you have taken will be wet and will invite disease if you try to root it wet. Allow the jade plant cutting to rest in a dry, preferably warm spot until a callous develops (about 1 – 2 weeks) In order to further make sure that disease does not infect the jade plant cutting, you can dust the open wound with rooting hormone, which will also contain an anti-fungal compound.
Once the cut on the jade plant cutting has dried, place the cutting into a potting mixture made of half vermiculite or perlite and half soil. When rooting a jade plant, water sparingly so that the potting mixture is only damp until the jade plant cutting takes root. After it has rooted, you can treat it as you would a normal jade plant.you can still propagate jade plants with only the leaves.

When starting a jade plant from a leaf, start by selecting a healthy leaf from the plant. Snip the leaf from the plant. The next step in propagating jade plants from leaves is to lay the jade leaf onto a potting mixture of half vermiculite or perlite and half soil. Water the potting mixture once after you lay the jade leaf down and water sparingly until the leaf puts out roots.

Once the leaf has taken root, the leaf will start to grow plantlets, or tiny plants, from the edges of the leaf that touch the soil. It should take about 2 weeks – 2 months for plantlets to appear.

Once the plantlets are a few inches tall, you can treat them as normal jade plants.

Good Luck and let us know how you're doing with the new starts grin


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Looks like a Jade plant to me too! Just Google "Jade plant" and see for yourself :) Unfortunately, that's all I know about this plant. Never had one. I'd rely on the experts here if I were you. They definitely know what they're talking about! grin


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