Do you have an obsession with succulents? Do you want to learn how to get more without paying for them? If yes, then this post is for you!
I’m going to be going over the method I use for propagating succulents. There are a couple of other methods that you can use (using a water bottle or placing leaf end directly in water), but this is the one that I do most often. It is very simple and can be done in four easy steps!
The first step involves picking the leaves. If I have any “leggy” succulents (e.g. the one in the picture below), I will take the leaves from those first. Then I will remove large, healthy leaves from other succulents I have. Removing the larger, healthier leaves will give you a better chance of success.
To remove a succulent leaf, grab it near the stem and carefully twist and pull it off. You will want to get as much of the leaf as you possibly can, but its alright if you break it a little bit.
The next step requires a pot or other container you can use for your succulent leaves. Once you have a container, fill it with damp soil and lightly compress it.
The third step simply involves placing your succulent leaves on top of the soil. You can randomly scatter them around, line them up, or create a pretty shape!
The final step involves finding a good location for your succulents. I recommend a sunny window. However, you will want to watch for signs that your succulents are getting too much sun (e.g. loss of color).
You will also want to keep the soil moist by using a spray bottle. You will also want to spray your succulent leaves. This should be approximately once per week, but ultimately depends on how quickly the soil dries up. You should spray when the soil is mostly dry.
Thats all it takes! Four simple steps and you’ll have your very own baby succulents!