Thursday, May 31, 2012

DIY Propagating Succulents

Succulents are one of the few plants that can be propagated. What does that mean? Simply, that a single succulent leaf, when cut and planted, can produce a new succulent. Propagating succulents is an easy and  great way to increase your collection. Before you start de-leafing your plants, it's good to note that not all succulents can be propagated. Since I'm obsessed with having succulents in my wedding, I've decided to try propagating my own batch. If interested in propagating succulents, check out my tutorial below.

Materials
  • 1 Large Bin (I got mine at JoAnn Fabric Store, you can also find them at Michaels)
  • Cactus soil
  • 3-5 different types of succulents
Before you start propagating
  • Drill 6 to 8 holes on the bottom of the plastic bin
  • Fill the bin with cactus soil
How to Propagate Succulents

 Step 1. Gather leaf cuttings (Break the leaf off at the stem)

propagating succulents
Step 2. Place leaves out for 3 days (Don't put in direct sunlight)

Step 3. After 3 days, plant each leaf tip barely under soil (Use cactus soil)

Step 4. Once roots are visible, plant firmly under soil

Step 5. Water once a week
Step 6. Enjoy!

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