Succulents are one of the easiest plants to grow because they are low-maintenance. Another reason gardeners love them is once you know how to replant succulents, it will help you grow and expand your garden in no time. Here are some tips you need to take note of when propagating succulents. Try these, and you’ll soon see your garden grow beautifully.
Propagating succulents is up to the gardener
Either way, no garden is complete without a beautiful array of succulents. They are easy to grow and can be propagated almost endlessly.
And it’s easy to do.
If you’re worried by the word “propagate” because it sounds like a long and exhausting process then think again.
Propagating succulents may be one of the easiest things that you’ll ever do in your garden.
And if you’re interested in how succulents do what they do, you can read more about it here.
Let’s get started
Lucky for you, the YouTube channel Succulent Garden has made some pretty incredible videos that walk you through the process on how to propagate or replant succulents of different types.
You’ll need a pot and soil
Honestly, if this is all you have then you can propagate your succulents successfully.
However, if you want to be a bit more precise and meticulous with your propagation then you can also get yourself a pair of tweezer-like tongs, some scissors or snips, a bag or two soil nutrients, and a spray bottle with a mist setting.
Snip and clip the leaves
One way you can do this is by propagating succulents from leaves.
Once you have chosen the succulent that you want to propagate, begin by cutting or breaking off some of the leaves and placing them in a pot of soil.
When doing this, you can use your tongs to place them carefully and precisely into a pattern that is either efficient for using the most space in the pot or for creating an aesthetic pattern.
This is something you should consider since your propagating succulent leaves will be sitting in the pot for a couple of weeks at least.
Since you will be seeing them often, it might be nice to arrange them in a way that looks beautiful while the leaves are propagating.
Once you have the leaves sitting where you want them on the soil, go ahead and mist them with some water.
So, how long does it take succulents to grow? The tiny leaves will then begin to create new succulents on their ends over the next couple of weeks.
You don’t need to move them or even water them again unless they look extremely dry.
Succulents mostly like to be ignored
After the new tiny succulents have formed, you can simply cut them off of the leaves and plant them where you want them to grow big and beautiful.
Succulent leaves are reusable
Amazingly, those same leaves that you used to propagate your new succulents from can be used again to make more until the entire leaf has been used up.
Experiment with different types of succulents. Cut different pieces off of them to see which parts of the plant propagate the best.
You can even arrange the propagating succulent leaves in a way that you like. Then, leave them to grow and fill in without ever having to remove them or replant them somewhere else.
With succulents, the sky’s the limit.
Learning how to grow a succulent from a leaf may sound intimidating at first. But once you know how, especially with these tips above, propagating succulents is easier than it seems. Enjoy your gardening!
Source: Succulent Garden, Planted Shack