Splitting Jade

Sometimes nature can be so simple, the complexity becomes amazing. I learned this by growing the leaves of succulents like jade to split them and create new plants. Jade plants can grow using only a single leaf so there’s no need to harm the plant at all! You can produce hundreds of new plants just from one single mother plant. The possibilities are endless!
To split and multiply your jade plant, simply cut a branch or even a single leaf from the base where it meets the stem of the plant. Be careful, but don’t be afraid because you aren’t likely to hurt the plant at all!



Soak the cut end in water for 24 hours then place on a day paper towel.
Let the branch or leaf sit on a dry paper towel for 12-24 hours until the wounded edge creates a small callous and grows roots. Plant it straight into dirt.


One thing I’m always amazed by is how in awe of nature I am when I learn how simple some things really are. Once a root sprouts from your jade leaf, small and bunched leaves will appear at the bottom, creating a pattern that looks a lot like a flower.

Do you have a jade plant that you’ve split before?


Photos: Elizabeth Adan

PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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