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Propagation means taking an element of one of your mature succulents and using it to grow a brand new plant. This is a simple, cost-effective way to add to your succulent collection. Two common methods of propagating are taking leaf cuttings or stem cuttings from your mature succulent and planting them in soil. The right method will depend on the type of succulent you have so it’s important to do your research first.
The method most appropriate for propagating succulents like Aeoniums is to take cuttings from their stem. When cutting your offcuts, make sure they are long enough to stand in the ground when re-planted.
The steps to propagating the stem offcuts are:
Succulents such as the Pachyveria can be propagated by using the leaf cutting method. A simple method to determine whether you can grow new blooms from your plant’s leaf cuttings is by removing a lower leaf. If it comes off cleanly, you will have a good chance of being successful.
The steps to propagating the leaves are:
You will start to see your cuttings begin to form a tiny rosette cluster within 2-3 weeks. Keep your rosette close to the soil so that the emerging roots can enter the soil.
When the buds are large enough, they can be removed and replanted in a pot or directly into the ground.
By following these steps, you can feel confident you’ll have a healthy batch of new succulents. Share with us how your new succulents are growing by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram. Use the hashtags #InterfloraAU and #AlwaysInterflora. If you are looking to broaden the range of succulents you have in your succulent collection, check out our succulent range today.