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.
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
See our other plant stories here