Echeveria Succulent

Succulent Propagation in Alabama, USA

Succulents are simple to propagate with leaf cuttings from a mother plant.  There are many ways to do this, and @forloveofsucculents has tried out a number of them.  Below are the progress shots from her experiment in water propagation using succulent cuttings – if you don’t have succulents you can buy cuttings which are ready to go here.  They went from a tiny new growth on a leaf to a succulent with a number of leaves and substantial roots within just over a month!

She also has an Etsy store which sells her gorgeous plants here.  If you are interested in trying your own, you will need:

  • A cutting from a life succulent – if you don’t have access to any, you can buy a mixed collection of succulents here
  • Recycled Jar or Glass (link to vintage style jar here)
  • Cling wrap (available here if you don’t have any!)
  • Succulent soil (for once the plant is ready to be potted, link here)

If you like this story you might also like the propagation story of the white monstera propagationburro’s tail propagation, and also another Echeveria.


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Water Propagation Experiment – Day 1: these leaves had already sprouted laying on the soil and I wanted to see if they would grow faster using water propagation. I covered a glass of water with plastic wrap and made a big slit down the middle for the roots to hang into. I plan to update you guys with progress pictures as they grow. Stay tuned (and please let me know if I'm doing something wrong or if I can do something better – I'm new to this). To see progress –> #waterpropagationexperiment1 💚🌱💛 #forloveofsucculents #propagation #succulents #waterpropagation #succies #babysucculents #propagate #succubabies #leafandclay #greenthumb #succulent #succulentaddiction #succu #succulentsofinstagram #instasucculent #echeveria #growbabygrow #succulove #succulentobsession #succs

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UPDATE: I promised to update you guys along the way with my water propagation experiment with leaves. These leaves are growing WAY faster than all the other leaves I started at the same time on soil. The gold leaf has a root that is nearly 4 inches long hanging down in the cup. I am so proud of how these are coming along! To see progress from June 29 –> #waterpropagationexperiment1 💚💛 #forloveofsucculents #waterpropagation #propagate #propagation #succulent #succulentlove #succulents #succulentbabies #succies #growbabygrow #succulove #succulentlover #leafandclay #greenthumb #instasucculent #succulentsunday #succulentsofinstagram #succubabies #succulentaddict #succulenthoarder #succulentobsession #succucolor #poppinsuccs

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If you like this story you might also like the propagation story of the white monstera rapid growth,  burro’s tail propagation and also another Echeveria 


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9 thoughts on “Echeveria Succulent

  1. Hello,
    I read somewhere that if propagated in water they’ll produce water roots different from the regular roots produced for soil. Was there any issues after the baby plant was planted in soil on its own after grown from leaf water propagation?


    1. I also have heard the same thing and there definitely are some differences. Your question inspired me to write an entire post about it from the grower. It will hopefully be posted by the end of the week! 🙂


      1. Wonderful looking forward to it. 🙂
        I recent propagated in water and realized after reading that they are in fact different. I have since transferred from water to soil slowly with a half soil half water slurry type mix then added a bit of soil by day until adjusted. Hoping that it’ll survive the change.
        Thank you for your reply ☺️


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  3. Hi there
    I am propagating succulent in water by leaf, it is rooting strongly so I plan to grow it in water. I saw an article with pictures that people grow their succulents without soil. I just love the look of roots in clear glass. I have no question for summer time but wonder if the plants will survive winter in water only. Any idea or suggestion? I’m from Australia.
    Thank you.


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