A few weeks ago I shared my seashell succulent jars and told you I had another post on how to propagate succulents coming so here it is! It took me a bit because #1 I was taking a little blogging break to spend time with my kiddos now that summer is here and #2 I wanted to wait for roots to start growing on the propagated pieces so I could share pictures of what they look like. Seriously propagating succulents is so easy that anyone can do it as long as they know how to use a knife.
When I made the seashell succulent jars I had some pieces fall off and I also used a kitchen steak knife to cut ‘leaves’ off of them. The trick when cutting them is to try to get a part of the stem too. I ran my knife gently down the stem getting just a little bit – sort of like shaving it off. After I had my pieces put I put them on an outdoor window sill on my screened in back porch so the cut edges could dry and callus over. You want them to be in a warm shady spot for this. If they are in a sunny spot they will just shrivel up.
I cut them on May 11th and put them on the window sill-
The picture below was taken May 17th. On May 17th I took a muffin pan I picked up on one of my thrifting adventures and planted my cuttings in it. I just filled the tin with cactus soil, laid the cuttings on top and lightly watered them.
Then I put them out as decoration on our patio table with one of the bigger plants which I previously took cuttings from. That one is doing well and has new growth in the middle. I have only watered it twice – my kinda plant!
A couple of days ago I checked on the growth of my newly planted pieces and there was a lot of growth happening. Some had roots and others had roots with new leaves forming.
I watered them a little more and I am excited to repeat this process to create my own little succulent display! To think I did all of this and the seashell succulent jars for under $20 is awesome! I think I am now addicted to the succulent craze and I have been thinking of new ways to use these beauties so watch out!Enjoy,
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