Helping to guide you on your healing journey, wherever it may take you.

Dendritic Agate Meaning, Properties, Uses, and More

August 16th, 2022
by New Moon Beginnings

Dendritic Agate’s intricate inclusions resemble the growth of roots and tree branches, inspiring you to grow both mentally and spiritually yourself.

If you are looking for transformation in your life, this powerful crystal encourages you to seek positive change, and gives you the confidence to do it.

Read on to learn more about this magical stone!

What is Dendritic Agate?

Dendritic Agate is typically a primarily white stone with inclusions called ‘dendrites’ that resemble tree branches, ferns, or bolts of lightning. It is also known as the "Stone of Plentitude" because it promotes personal growth and abundance.

The inclusions or "Dendrites" can range in color from black to gray to brown.

Because it is not banded, Dendritic Agate is not technically an "Agate". It should not be confused with Dendritic Opal, which is a different type of stone with different metaphysical properties.

Dendritic Agate is found all over the world, but the most common places are Brazil, India, and the United States.

Dendritic Agate Meaning

Dendritic Agate gets its name from the black inclusions in the stones called dendrites. This is the Greek word for tree-like. People who discovered this stone thought that the black inclusions looked like tree branches, so that’s how it got its name!

Dendritic Agate is known for Growth, Stability, and Plentitude.

In some cases, Dendritic Agate is also known as Tree Agate. However, most people are referencing an entirely different stone when referencing "Tree Agate".

dendritic agate with fern shapes

Metaphysical Properties of Dendritic Agate

The tree-like inclusions symbolize the growth that Dendritic Agate can bring into your life. It is especially known for:

  • Inspiring wisdom
  • Opening you to new experiences

  • Connecting you to your spirituality

  • Bringing stability in times of strife or confusion

  • Eliminating negative thinking

Dendritic Agate helps to expand your knowledge and insight into the world. It also allows you to gain insight into yourself. Before you can take advantage of the growth opportunities Dendritic Agate inspires, it first helps you connect with yourself and your own gifts.
It encourages self-acceptance and helps to transform negative energies into positive.

Dendritic Agate is overflowing with plentitude and attracts abundance, prosperity, and growth. It opens you to new opportunities and experiences.

Dendritic Agate’s inclusions also look like roots. This symbolizes the strength and stability that Dendritic Agate provides, connecting you with the Earth and your inner self.

It is said that Dendritic Agate was used for healing as far back as Neolithic times, which is 5,000 to 15,000 years ago!

Dendritic Agate is also connected to the Dryads, the mythical Greek spirits of trees and forests.

Benefits of Dendritic Agate

Dendritic Agate is especially helpful if you feel like you are stuck in life or are looking for a change. It can help with:

  • Maintaining focus during difficult times

  • Bringing stability when experiencing confusion

  • Awakening your understanding of yourself

  • Connecting with your spirituality

  • Attracting positive growth

Dendritic Agate helps you connect with yourself and your own spirituality. By inspiring you to get to know yourself better, it opens you up to new opportunities.

It encourages perseverance and stability as you conquer new journeys and experiences.

Dendritic Agate attracts abundance in many forms. It brings an abundance of positivity, stability, new experiences, and growth.

How to Use Dendritic Agate

If you feel like you need to make a positive change in your life, Dendritic Agate can help bring growth that will change you for the better.

It is easy to feel unstable during times of change or growth, but Dendritic Agate emanates energy that keeps you centered and in tune with your thoughts and emotions during these times.

Dendritic Agate is found most commonly in a shaped and polished form as it best displays the beatiful patterns of the stone.

A Dendritic Agate tumbled stone makes it easy to carry with you in a pocket, bag, or bra when you are facing a new experience or you are looking for a change.

Dendritic Agate is also commonly made into jewelry. Wearing a Dendritic Agate necklace, bracelet, or ring can help provide stability throughout the day.

How to Cleanse Dendritic Agate

Although Dendritic Agate is slightly softer than other agates, it is still safe to be submerged and cleansed in water. It can also be cleansed using sunlight, moonlight, burial, smoke cleansing, and Selenite. Some believe that burial is the best cleansing method, as it represents planting a tree, echoing the tree-like inclusions in the stone.

Dendritic Agate Associations

Dendritic Agate harmonizes all 7 Chakras, allowing you to feel connected to your entire body and mind. It stabilizes and balances all aspects of your life. It is also associated with the Gemini Zodiac sign.

Looking at the tree-like formations in Dendritic Agate, it’s no wonder it’s associated with the Earth element.

It helps to deepen our connection with nature and inspires you to plant strong roots for yourself in positive places.  

dendritic agate info card

Scientific Properties & Facts

Dendritic Agate is found all over the world, but most of it comes from Brazil, India, and the United States.

Although it is called an agate, scientifically it does not count as one because it does not have bands. It is lumped in with the agates because it has a similar crystalline structure.

Dendritic Agate is made of microcrystalline Quartz. Sometimes water containing Manganese and Iron oxides finds its way into the crystal structure. The Manganese and Iron oxides leave behind the black inclusions we see in Dendritic Agate.

Dendritic Agate is one of the youngest agates since it is 65-90 million years old. The majority of banded agates are around 200 million years old.

Dendritic Agate is a 6 to 6.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

Final Thoughts on Dendritic Agate

Attracting abundance in all forms, Dendritic Agate inspires a wealth of positivity. It encourages you to grow like the roots and tree branches its inclusions represent. To connect with the Earth and with your inner self, choose Dendritic Agate as a source of plentitude and positive change.

What is the difference between Dendritic Agate and Dendritic Opal?

Dendritic Agate and Dendritic Opal are two different types of stones. Both have inclusions called dendrites, but Dendritic Agate is chalcedony, and Dendritic Opal is a hydrated Silica mineral.


Written By The Team


This Guide was created by a close group of talented & passionate crystal enthusiasts, writers, web designers & more.


Thank you to everyone who contributed their ideas, time, and talents!


- Rachel & Christopher Glarner

Owners, New Moon Beginnings