Propagating Succulents, 3 months

I started my succulent cuttings around January 26th, it’s now mid-April and I’ve been documenting some really exciting results.

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My last post noted some beautiful, healthy looking roots; these roots led to the cutest, tiniest succulents I’ve ever seen in person.  Here are the final steps to my succulent propagation experiment.

Once roots begin to form, give them some room.  I repurposed an old egg carton to hold each cutting separately.  Continue to spray with water every day until a small plant begins to appear, cut watering to twice a week, once they’re a half inch, once a week.  Once your plant has fully rooted in its final pot, you can treat it like any other hardy succulent, water when it dries completely, give it lots of bright light (not direct, these baby leaves burn!) and enjoy.

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Propagating succulents 

The big idea: “DIY” succulent wedding favors doubling as place cards.

The specs: propagate succulents; create, assemble, find tiny planters; grow 90 by August then let love grow.

Suggestions, encouragement, and random facts welcome!

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A “mama”

 

First step, as always; research.  I’ve scrolled past some Pinterest posts regarding succulent propagation and care, the information was out there.  Turns out, multiplying your succulents is (supposedly) really easy! Simply pluck leaves, lay them on dirt, spray with water, and wait.

I had one very specific obstacle to overcome, the cats.  The succulents do best in a low, flat tray of dirt with lots of indirect sunlight.  Open tops aren’t exactly an option with curious paws about, so I bought  shallow Tupperware and cut out several openings on top; thus deterring said paws while letting in sunlight.

I started these plants two weeks ago, I may be seeing roots but it’s hard to tell, one consistent tip I learned in my Pinterest research: patience.