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rooting jade plants

Anonymous added on December 4, 2014 | Answered

I thought my jade plant was dead because it was leaning over, so I dumped it. Learned how to root the branches. Question is, should I trim leaves close to base of branch? If so, do I need to apply the rooting hormone to the cut at the base as well as where the leaves are cut? Otherwise, the leaves will be under the soil. Thank you.

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theficuswrangler
Answered on December 5, 2014

Yes, trim off the leaves. Whenever you attempt to root a cutting of anything, the leaves at the base of the cutting are always removed. Leave only 2 - 4 leaves at the top. These articles have more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/rooting-plant-cuttings.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/jade-plant/propagating-jade-plants.htm

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