HOW TO: Propagate Succulents

Because of their many uses and varieties, succulents have become popular low maintenance houseplants, as well as beautiful and unique additions to cut flower arrangements. Succulent propagation is a fun and easy way to repurpose succulents from an arrangement into potted plants that you can enjoy for years to come!

Steps to Propagation:

1.) Use a soil that promotes adequate drainage for the succulent, such as a cactus mix, or create your own soil mix from different soil amendments such as perlite, vermiculite, or sand.

2.) Select a container for your new succulent and fill with soil.

3.) Choose a succulent to propagate.

 It is important that the plant has at least ½ inch of stem before being planting, so if necessary, cut off some of the leaves around the bottom layers. Along with removing the bottom leaves, any flowers should also be removed.

 4.) Once your succulent is ready, simply push the stem into the soil until the stem is submerged.

* Individual succulent leaves can also be propagated. Simply take healthy, firm leaves from a plant and push the cut end into soil.

Water the plants as necessary. The soil should be damp when watered, but there should never be standing water. Growth should become apparent after about 6 weeks. After the succulents are established, they will enjoy a sunny location with limited amounts of water – watering is only necessary approximately once every two or three weeks.

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