Propagate Succulents in 5 Easy Steps!

Propagate Succulents
Learn how to propagate succulents from leaves in 5 easy steps! In about three weeks, you can easily grow new succulents from the ones you already have with this step-by-step tutorial!

How to Propagate Succulents

Step 1

If you want to propagate succulents, the first thing you need to do is to remove the leaves from the stem carefully and firmly wiggle them from side to side. Make sure to maintain the complete leaves without leaving parts remaining on the stem.

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Step 2

Once you have the leaves you want to propagate, leave them to dry for 1 to 3 days. Not all the leaves are going to survive, so make sure you take a decent amount.

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Step 3

Place the dried leaves ready to grow on the soil. You will see how the propagation occurs and the roots will find their way towards the interior of the soil themselves.

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Step 4

Gently water the leaves with a light spray, but not too much. Later just water the surface of the terrain when it becomes dry. It is important that you don’t water the leaves before they have completely dried, otherwise they might start to rot.

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Step 5

Time to wait for the leaves to sprout roots or until you see new leaves. Be sure to keep them in a warm place with plenty of bright light, but not direct sun. Don’t treat the leaves as ‘adult’ plants because they are delicate. Within three weeks or so, little roots and leaves will begin to sprout!

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It can take a few months before a succulent gets big enough for re-potting. You’ll know it’s time when the leaf eventually turns brown and falls off. This means the succulent has taken all of the nutrients from the leaf and no longer needs it!


You can buy some paper pots online to place the leaves.

Check other posts about plants in the Plants section of my blog

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