How to Propagate Succulents

Propagating succulents is no rocket science; it requires basic know-how.
Propagating succulents is no rocket science; it requires basic know-how.

Succulents are adorable to look at and they instantly bring life to an otherwise boring space. Plus, with the right know-how, it’s easy to grow them. I did my research before I bought my first batch of succulents. I wanted to make sure that they won’t just die on me. With the right growing conditions, they thrived really well. Naturally, the next step for me was to propagate them.

When it comes to propagating succulents, no part is wasted.
When it comes to propagating succulents, no part is wasted.

If you look at a succulent plant from the top, it’ll look gorgeous. However, when you look at its stem, the leaves on that part tend to grow spaced apart. This is the best time to propagate. Before these leaves wither, die, and fall, gently pull them off the stem. At the end of this process, you’ll have with a stem, the top of the plant, and the leaves. And then you wait.

Succulent propagation is no rocket science. It’s an easy project and you can even ask your school age kids to help out. And watching them grow again is very, very satisfying.

Materials:

  • Succulent plants
  • Well-draining cactus or succulent soil
  • Small succulent pots

Tools:

  • Sharp knife or craft scissors
  • Spray bottle with water

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Do you want to learn how to propagate succulents? Watch this video.

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