This is a must watch video on growing succulent cuttings, showing the complete steps for removing then letting the succulent cuttings sit for a few days before planting.
I found a lot of useful information that I did not know before, for. Now I know why my succulents died. I used to just plant them and water them right away. Now I know I was doing it all wrong. After watching this, I’m excited to try my hand at growing succulent cuttings again.
Propagating succulents from leaves is a simple project that requires a few steps and a couple supplies. After cutting off a healthy leaf, the leaf will naturally sprout new roots, and a new plant will grow from these roots. Succulents make an excellent gift, are a great way to welcome somebody new to the neighborhood, and can be exchanged between friends and fellow gardeners. It is easy to propagate new succulents from leaves, but because not every leaf will take, you should try rooting at least 5-6 leaves at a time.
– Step by step: How to grow succulents from cuttings
Remove the lower leaves
Chop the remaining rosette from the stem.
Let all the parts dry out and create a callous where they’ve been removed.
Place on top of soil until roots and baby plants start forming.
Remove the original leaf and plant the new offspring, as well as the original rosette – tada!
Propagate Succulents from Leaves
1.) Select a healthy leaf to propagate. Choose a leaf that is in good health, with a hearty shape and no rips or blemishes. Typically you will choose a larger, more mature leaf than a young, under-developed one. Pull the leaf off neatly. Use a razor blade or a craft knife to make a clean cut. The knife or blade should be sterilized in white spirit or similar before use; this prevents the transfer of any disease that could harm the succulent plant. Some plants, like “jade plants”, the leaves will come off easily or even drop off the plant spontaneously. You can either use “volunteers” or select the one you want. If you use your fingers, be very gentle. Twist the leaf carefully back and forth, from side to side to pull it off intact, without ripping the stem of the plant.