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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

An Easy Way To Propagate Succulents

Here's is a little story about how easy it is to propagate these succulents.  I didn't have any faith at the time but now as you can see in the picture below, the new plant it really taking shape, so here's how it happened.

As I was repotting my original succulent a leaf fell off, I didn't think much of it at first but I noticed it had roots coming out of it. It must have falled in the soil and rooted. Anyway it fell to the ground and I thought nothing of it until my dad came to visit.

As I was showing him my latest collection he found it on the ground and asked me about it. I figured, oh nothing just throw it away... He found my old pot which hosted my poor portulaca, now long gone, and stuch it in the soild which was still there.  He said, this will grow, just give it a little water around the cutting but don't fill the whole pot. Words of wisdom, my dad being a veteran in container gardening. So I left it there and watered it whenever I found the soil was dry as a bone. To my surprise after a few weeks it started growing:

Succulent after a month

This was quite a surprise and so I found another leaf one day from it's parent (you can see it in the background in the pic above) and I stuck it in there, no roots or anything.  To my surprise I now have another plant growing right next to this one! Who knew it was so easy to propagate these plants.

Succulent one month later

So the good news is (if this can be good news) that if my original succulent dies from lack of judgement at least a part of it still remains and now I have learnt my lesson, these plants grow big and fast!  No overhanging this time, I'll make sure of that.


  1. Do you know which succulent is this?

  2. HI there,

    unfortunately I don't know the name but I will try to find out for you. If I do I will post it here. Thanks for stopping by.