How to propagate new succulent plants from leaves!

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 two leaves at a time.


1. Pluck The Leaves From The Stem

Start plucking from the bottom and move upwards. Gently twist the entire leaf off from the base, making sure that it is removed close to the stem.

2. Cut Off the Top of the Succulent

The top piece can also be replanted, and it will grow into a new plant.

3. Lay the Leaves Out to Dry

Allow the leaves to dry for between three days to a week. This varies based on how warm or light it is. A crust will form on the cut sections of the leaves, which will allow them to start to regrow.

4. Place the Leaves on Soil

When placing the leaves, make sure that they are delicately positioned on top of the soil, keeping an eye that the base of the leave does not have contact with the soil. Watering is essential at this stage to avoid the soil from drying out. A spray bottle can be useful.

5. Let the Cuttings Grow

The cuttings will soon develop roots and you will be able to see new leaves sprouting!  And like all things good happen with time (and patience), this is a process that will take 1-2 months.

6. Repot the New Succulents

The original leaf will eventually wither and fall off. You can then plant the new succulents into a fresh pot.

7. Keep the Top Cutting

Repot the top cutting of the old succulent and water it. It will eventually develop roots and grow. As it slowly grows, make sure to keep the roots well covered with soil to avoid drying out.

8. Growing the Original Succulent

Consistently water the stem of the old succulent as new leaves will spring from it soon.

And that’s about all you need to know when it comes to propagating succulents! Visit our shop to order your succulents today.

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