Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Propagating Succulents

Succulents are so popular right now, and I love it! These adorable little plants are pretty, easy to care for, and really hard to kill. The latter being the biggest reason for my succulent obsession. So what happens when your cat (or someone else) gets a little too close to your indoor garden, and accidentally snaps a couple of these beauties? Worry not! Succulents are very good at regenerating themselves from broken leaves and stems!

Step 1: Place the broken leaf on top of the soil in a separate pot.

Step 2: Wait....

Step 3: In about a week or so, you will see very tiny leaflets growing around the edges of the leaf. Once this happens, use a spray bottle to mist the leaf every few days.

Step 4: The leaflets will grow bigger, and turn into baby succulent plants!

**Be careful not to remove the "babies" from the broken leaf too soon!

Note: Remember that succulents are slow-growers! Propagation takes a while, and it's important to give your plants just the right amount of sun and water. Typically, your succulent wants to be in bright light, and will thrive on water about once per week. Not all succulents are the same... so your plants may require a bit more or less water depending on the temperature conditions. It's best to keep your succulents in soil that drains quickly. You can do this by adding sand to your potting soil.

Good luck!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great project Kasey! It will teach everyone what they need to know about succulents!