Propagation might seem like a daunting task for any new gardener, however, propagating succulents from leaves and cuttings is actually so quick and easy that we decided to make a mini ‘how to propagate succulents’ guide to show you how to do it.
The Super Quick Mini-Guide to Propagating Succulents
Choose a mature succulent or one that has been growing in its pot for some time. You don’t want to start cutting into young plants as this may cause stress.
To take a cutting, cut the leaf off the succulent close to the base of the plant. Sometimes the leaves fall off on their own from being bumped or moved. These are perfect to use as cuttings.
Place the cutting on top of the soil in a pot.
You don’t need to push it into the soil as it will root on its own. You can also lay the cuttings out in a warm sunlit area for the succulent cuttings to root before placing them on top of the soil.
Sit back and enjoy your new little collection of free succulents!
The great thing about propagating succulents is that you only need to buy one, and from that one plant you can propagate as many as you need.
Succulents and Kids
Succulents are a fun way to get kids involved with gardening, and knowing how to propagate succulents will ensure you will always have an abundance of succulents growing at varying stages. This is a fantastic way to teach kids about the different stages of plants life cycles.
Click here to check out our other succulent article to learn more about how to pot and care for your succulents.