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Newly aquired Jade cuttings....Crassula 'Sunset'?

Hi folks, been given 2 small offcuts off a friends Jade plant and it was sold as Crassula 'Sunset'. Saw the label on the original pot to confirm. Is this another regular Hobbit this time masquerading under another name? The whole plant had these thinned leaves with the red tips. Would like to read anyone's thoughts on this one please.
Hope fully I can get them both to root though I would have preferred to have taken them under a leaf node myself, but eager to please me he just dived in and snapped 'em off here. I daren't remove the lower set of leaves on each bit as I would be left with 2 real tiddlers to try and root! Wish me luck!

Gill UK

Comments (6)

  • cactusmcharris, interior BC Z4/5
    9 years ago

    Ah, Gill, you don't need luck - just your usual common sense about cuttings will do for these, too. Bottom heat, some spritzing of the cuttings after they've been inserted shallowly into soil, light and viola. It looks to me like an elongated 'Hobbit' but with red tips. I myself don't keep up on the names (real and made-up) but that's a good-looking version of The Plant Most Discussed Here.

  • greenclaws UK, Zone 8a
    Original Author
    9 years ago

    Thanks Jeff for the reply. Not an ideal time of year for rooting cuttings, it's hardly been light here today, very gloomy, but I'm going to have a go and see what happens. Guess the lamp will come into use, and at least the house is warm as it's frosty and outside temps are currently 4C (it's 7pm) brrrr!

    Gill UK

  • cactusmcharris, interior BC Z4/5
    9 years ago

    4C - we call that a heat wave here. Yes, I'd use a lamp and bottom heating, if you have it.

  • MsGreenFinger GW
    9 years ago

    How long does it take for them to develop the first roots?

  • cactusmcharris, interior BC Z4/5
    9 years ago

    Ideally, in two weeks or less with optimum conditions.

  • greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a
    9 years ago

    Well, it's difficult to tell at this stage, Gill.
    The odd *shape* of these leaves could certainly indicate that they're 'Red Horn Tree,' which is the Hummel's version of 'Hobbit.' We'll have to wait and see if the tell-tale variegation appears beside the red edges.

    Josh