How to Propagate Trailing Jade Plant | Peperomia rotundifolia Propagation


Trailing Jade Plant (Peperomia rotundifolia) also called Jade Necklace, Creeping Peperomia or Creeping Buttons can easily be propagated from leaf cuttings, from stem cuttings or by plant division.

Trailing Jade (Peperomia rotundifolia) is native to the tropical rainforest of South America.

In its natural habitat, it can be found growing on trees or crawling on rock cracks, rotten logs and the forest ground.

We have herein below outlined 3 ways of Trailing Jade Plant Propagation.

Trailing Jade Plant, Peperomia rotundifolia

1. How to propagate Trailing Jade Peperomia from leaf cuttings in water

Trailing Jade Plant leaf cuttings root easily, therefore there is no need for a rooting hormone.

Take leaf cuttings from a healthy Trailing Jade Plant and ensure each leaf cutting has a petiole.

Allow some time for the formation of a protective callus tissue over the cuts of the leaf cuttings to prevent rotting.

Place the callused leaf leaf cuttings in a jar of clean plain water or in a propagation station and change the water every 5-7 days.

Position the set up in warm, well-lit place until growth begins at the base of the cuttings leaf petiole.

Allow enough time for substantial growth of the roots and new leaves.

Transfer the rooted cuttings to individual pots in moist, Cactus and Succulents Soil and place in bright, indirect light.

For a fuller Trailing Jade Plant, transfer several plants in one pot.

Maintain the soil moist until the new Trailing Jade Plants are well established after which you can begin routine care.

Trailing Jade Plant, Peperomia rotundifolia

2. How to propagate Trailing Jade Peperomia from stem cuttings

Trailing Jade Plant stem cuttings root easily, therefore, there is no need for a rooting hormone.

Take stem cuttings of about 4-5 in. length from a healthy Trailing Jade Plant and ensure each cutting has at least 2 sets of leaves.

Allow some time for the formation of a protective callus tissue over the cuts of the cuttings to prevent rotting.

Once callused, insert the stem cuttings in moist, free-draining soil and place in warm, well-lit place.

Maintain the soil moist until new growth emerges and substantial growth has been observed.

Transfer the rooted Trailing Jade stem cuttings to individual pots and begin routine care. For a fuller plant, transfer several cuttings into one pot.

Trailing Jade Plant, Peperomia rotundifolia

3. How to propagate Trailing Jade Peperomia by plant division

Water the Trailing Jade Plant thoroughly at least 1 day before to make it easier to divide and also hasten establishment as a well hydrated plant suffers less shock and takes a shorter time to take root.

Take the plant out of its pot and divide it into several sections. Ensure each section has adequate roots to hasten establishment.

Pot these sections in individual pots in moist, free-draining mix and place the set up in a warm, well-lit place.

Maintain the soil moist until new growth emerges on the sections.

Allow the new Trailing Jade Peperomia to be well established before transplanting after which you can begin routine care.

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