Some succulent leaves break off very easily. Don't toss them away. Use them to propagate new babies.
Gather your supplies. I use a 50/50 mix of Cacti Potting Soil and Perlite. You can use any container to start the babies. I prefer using aluminum cake pans.
Lay the succulent leaves flat on top of the dry Cacti Mix and place in bright, indirect light. In a few days the cut edge will callous over.
Lightly mist the calloused cuttings once a week. Roots will soon emerge as the leaf looks for water.
Sometimes roots will form first from the cut edge.
Sometimes roots and a baby plant will appear simultaneously.
Gently bury the roots in the tray. Keep watering once a week.
You will have a tray full of babies in a couple of months.
This plant is only 4 months old.
The leaf I am holding is the original leaf that broke from the mother plant. It will dehydrate and fall off once the baby is ready.
You can pot up your baby to grow even bigger or you can tuck it into an existing dish garden that needs filling out.
- Cacti Potting Mix
- Aluminium Cake Pan
- Succulent Leaf Cuttings
- Spray Bottle with Water