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)

There is varying advice on succulent care online, in particular in relation to propagating succulents.  The most common question is around watering succulents – how often should you water? That is why this water propagation method is so easy, because you don’t have to worry about watering the succulent cutting until it is much more established, and therefore resilient.

If you like this story you might also like the propagation story of the white monstera propagationseagrape plant grown from seed, and also another Echeveria.


There are various echeveria types, the options are endless.  These can make excellent meaningful gifts or keepsakes from holidays! For more information on where to buy rare plants, see our post here

If you like this story you might also like the propagation story of the white monstera rapid growth,  seagrape plant grown from seed, and also another Echeveria


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10 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! πŸ™‚


      1. Wonderful looking forward to it. πŸ™‚
        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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