Jade Plant Damage 1000
I repotted a 3 or 4 year old jade plant today. I knew I should have put rocks or sand atop the soil because it was top heavy, but I didn't have any on hand and figured I’d pick some up the next time I went to the store.<br><br>With the grace of a limp spaghetti noodle on a tight rope, I lifted the freshly-potted jade plant from the ground to go inside. Time slowed and I heard atoms. For as I watched in abject horror, mouth agape like a silly goldfish, the plant leapt from the pot and soared down to the sidewalk. Time began again when leaf shrapnel exploded around my ankles. <div><br><div>All of that is to say: what do I do with the leaves that broke off? I’d say 60% of them broke off the plant. Can I propagate from them (is that even the right verb)? Do I add them to my compost bin? Can I just stuff em in some dirt and see what grows or shrivels up like the Wicked Witch of the East sans ruby slippers? What do I need to do, if anything, to the stems? Like do I need to trim the lil nubbies off? Leave them alone? </div><div><br>Y’all’s help would be appreciated. I am so upset with myself. </div></div>
    • 1
    Paris Lalicata Hi Elle! You can most certainly propagate any healthy leaf that dropped from the plant. This can be done by letting the tips callous over, placing them in soil, and following up with the proper care. Or you can even water propagate some of the leaves in a glass jar by keeping the tips just above the water line. Eventually when roots form they'll grow towards and into the water!