How to Propagate Succulents (for More Free Plants!)

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How to Propagate Succulents (for More Free Plants!) :- Succulents are plants that are noted for their captivating and hardy appearance, as well as their capacity to flourish in dry environments. Succulents, in addition to their aesthetic appeal, provide the option for endless propagation, which enables you to either increase the size of your collection or provide others with the opportunity to experience the joy of gardening.

 

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How to Propagate Succulents (for More Free Plants!)

A basic and satisfying technique that can be completed with only a few simple steps, propagating succulents is a straightforward and rewarding process. In this article, we will discuss the different ways in which succulents can be propagated, ensuring that you will be able to cultivate an abundance of these lovely plants without spending any money.

 

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Leaf Propagation:

Pick a leaf from the mother plant that is in good condition. In order to ensure that the leaf is removed without any damage, gently twist and pull it away from the stem. For a few days, the leaf should be placed in a dry, shaded area so that it can callus over. After this process, the item will not decompose when it is placed in soil.

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After the calloused leaf has been placed, it should be placed in a small container or tray on top of soil that drains properly. Please make sure that the soil is somewhat damp but not drenched in water. By misting the soil on occasion, you can keep the moisture levels stable; however, you should avoid overwatering the soil because it might cause the leaf to rot.

 

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After a few weeks, the base of the leaf will experience the beginning of the development of microscopic roots, which will then be followed by new growth. While the new plantlet is establishing itself, the soil should be kept at a light moisture level.

 

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Stem Cutting Propagation:

Select a stem that is in good health from the mother plant, and then cut it just below a node using scissors or pruning shears that are completely clean and sharp. For the purpose of preventing the cutting from rotting, one should give it a couple of days in a dry and shaded position to callus over. After the cutting has become calloused, they should be planted in soil that drains well, with the cut end being buried just deep enough to offer stability.

The soil should be lightly watered, and the container should be placed in a spot that receives bright indirect light.
Within a very short period of time, the cutting will start to produce roots and will start to grow. Water sparingly in order to prevent the soil from becoming overwatered.

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Offset Propagation:

Numerous kinds of succulents generate offsets, which are also referred to as pups or babies, in the vicinity of the base of the principal plant. The offset should be carefully separated from the main plant by using a knife or scissors that are clean and sharp. Check to see that the roots of the offset are attaching.

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In order to keep the offset from rotting, you should give it a day or two to callus over. With the offset, plant it in a tiny container that is filled with soil that drains well, being sure to bury the roots and a portion of the stem.

 

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Division Propagation:

Division is an efficient method of propagation for succulents that grow in clumps or clusters due to their growth pattern. Taking the plant out of its container or the ground should be done with extreme caution. By carefully separating the different plants, you should make sure that each split has its roots attached to it.

It is best to give the divisions a day to callus over in order to reduce the likelihood of them decaying. Each division should be planted in its own container with dirt that drains correctly. Please water lightly and provide light that is bright and indirect. Each of the divisions will eventually develop into its own individual plant.

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