You will need
- - sheets of jade;
- - ground sheet;
- - drainage;
- - charcoal;
- - sand.
To propagate a jade tree is best in the spring or summer. The easiest way to get a lot of new plants consists in growing them from leaf cuttings. To do this, break off some leaves and dry them for half a day.
Prepare a wide shallow container with drainage holes. On the bottom pour drainage, mixed with charcoal layer and a half-two centimeters. Over the drainage place a damp soil, consisting of equal amounts of leaf, humus and sand.
Stick the leaves of the jade in the soil mixture from the side where they were attached to the stem. The leaves should be submerged in the soil no deeper than half a centimeter. A few leaves can just decompose on the soil surface.
Put the container with leaves in a bright place. Once a week the soil is wet. In the course of a month or a month and a half leaf cuttings will take root.
Young plants grown from rooted cuttings should be seated in separate pots when they reach a height of three to four centimeters. For this you can use any of the sustainable capacity of small size with a drainage hole. Down, pour a layer of expanded clay, and soil mixture may use the same as the one which sprouted cuttings.
Transplant the jade should be every two years to a larger diameter resistant pot. Very large capacity for planting is not recommended because it will stagnate water, which is harmful for this plant.
The most attractive is the jade formed in a trunk with luxuriant foliage. Sometimes, if a plant grown from rooted branched escape, the trunk may split at the base into several branches. This plant can be carefully divided and seated in separate pots. To do this, remove the jade from the pot and cut so that each resulting plants remained approximately equal roots.
Dry the cut to air during the day, powder it with charcoal and put plants in separate pots. Two weeks later, jade can be the first time to water.