How To Propagate Gollum Jade: An Easy Step-By-Step Guide

What is Gollum Jade?

Gollum Jade, or Crassula ovata, is a succulent plant native to South Africa. It’s leaves are round and fleshy, giving it a unique look that makes it stand out from other plants in its family. In addition to its attractive appearance, Gollum Jade also offers many benefits for people who choose to keep it as an indoor plant. Its tolerance of low light levels and ease of care make it a great choice for those with busy lifestyles or limited gardening space.

Propagating Gollum Jade

Propagating Gollum Jade is relatively simple when compared to other species of succulents. The easiest method involves taking stem cuttings from the parent plant and allowing them to root in soil or water before planting them in pots or gardens. Here’s how you can propagate your own Gollum Jade:

Step 1: Retrieve Cuttings From Parent Plant

Start by finding healthy stems on the parent plant that have at least one full set of leaves. Use scissors or pruning shears to snip off the stems just below their nodes (the point where they attach themselves onto the main stem). Each cutting should be at least 3-4 inches long so that they have enough foliage for photosynthesis after being planted separately. Make sure all tools used during this process are clean and sterilized beforehand, as introducing any diseases could seriously harm your new plants!

Step 2: Preparing Cuttings For Rooting

After you’ve harvested your cuttings from the mother plant, remove any excess leaves near their base (about half). This will help reduce moisture loss during rooting which can ultimately lead to rot if left unchecked. Additionally, consider dipping each end into some rooting hormone powder – this will aid in root development but isn’t necessary if you don’t have access to one!

Step 3: Place Cuttings In Soil Or Water

Before placing your cuttings into soil/water, make sure that each container has adequate drainage holes so there won’t be standing water present after watering sessions – excessive moisture can become deadly very quickly! Fill up containers halfway with moistened potting mix/water respectively then insert your prepared cuttings into them until only about half remains above ground level; firm up around their bases gently afterward but do not bury too deeply since air must still reach their roots!

At this stage all you need do now is wait – place these containers under bright indirect sunlight away from direct heat sources such as radiators/air conditioners etc., maintain consistent levels of moisture within soil/water mediums but never let these become soggy otherwise fungal infections may occur…also mist occasionally with lukewarm water especially on hotter days when transpiration rates increase rapidly due i increased temperatures outside! Finally once first signs appear indicating successful establishment (tiny white hairs appearing along edges) then transplanting time draws closer – simply dig carefully around base area using hands before lifting out entire clump together onto canvas tarp placed nearby ready for transferral elsewhere either inside home indoors permanently or outdoors depending upon climate conditions experienced locally year round…and voila job complete!!