How to propagate succulents from leaf cuttings
Many cacti and succulents develop roots from their own leaves and in this way new plants are produced.
In this article I will demonstrate how to propagate succulents from leaf cuttings.
This propagation method is quick and easy and ideal for beginners as it requires no advanced knowledge or special equipment.
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Propagate succulents from leaves
This is one of the simplest and most fascinating propagation methods, it can produce rooted plants in just a few weeks.
Always select fleshy and fully developed leaves that are not damaged or show signs of disease.
When is the best time to propagate succulents from leaves
The best time to make new succulents from leaves is in the spring when temperatures are rising.
Lower temperatures slow down the process and may reduce the success rate.
In this article I will use a plant (Echeveria) that is very compacted in its pot.
It began to drop some leaves around the vase which were already developing roots.
Take the leaves from the succulent
Choose a mature, fleshy leaf near the bottom of the plant’s stem.
Pull the leaf down firmly to separate it, ensuring the leaf comes off the stem intact and complete.
Repeat until you have as many leaves as you want to propagate.
Let the leaf form callus
Place the leaves on a tray with sand (as I did here) or a piece of cardboard (how I propagated my sedum) and keep them in a warm, dry area, bright but out of direct sunlight.
Wait a few weeks to allow the base of each leaf to form a callus and begin to develop roots and new leaves. Do not water or spray during this time.
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