Here is the most exciting part of planting succulents in your garden. Indoors or beginners and pros can do terrace or even outdoors, propagating succulents! They are not much time consuming, they look pretty and trust me, gardening can be so satisfying at times.
Given below are my favourite two ways of planting succulents. They are many others, but these are the best ones for gardening at home:
Propagation with leafy cuttings
This process involves cutting an active and healthy leaf from a mature succulent plant and then using it to grow another succulent plant. The method is best applied if done with plump and fleshy leaves like echeveria because the leaves are easy to pop off cleanly. Don’t hesitate, some leaves will pop right off with a gentle tug, while others may require a sharp knife. Using clean hands or a sterile blade, pluck a healthy leaf from the base of the plant whereby do ensure that an entire, undamaged sheet is removed. Following this prepare, a new planter with soil wet it and place the leaf on top of the land for propagation. In case the soil is dry, use a spray bottle to moist. Be sure to keep them in a warm place and have plenty of bright light, but not the direct sunlight. They need to be kept moistened and warm.
Within three weeks, the little roots and leaves will begin to sprout. Whereas, it could take a few months before the succulent gets big enough for repotting. You’ll know it is the time when the leaf will eventually turn brown and will fall off. This means that the succulent has taken all of the nutrients from the sheet and no longer needs it.
Propagation with stem cuttings
So, this one is a tricky little business. You have to choose a plant that has branches rosette-shaped plants that have reached out on a long stem. This process is most promising if done when the plant is just about to begin its active growth period, meaning either at the termination of a dormant period (usually winter months) or at the commencement of a growth period (usually spring months) to give the lush the best chance for survival. For this, you will need a sharp, sterilized knife or a razor blade to cut out its branches. Choose a stem that is comparatively short of ensuring it is working and growing, hold the stem quite close to the base as much as it is possible, then use your knife or the razor blade to cut it cleanly from the parent plant. However, if the item is damaged at all during this process, you might need a new cutting. Therefore, the branch will need to heal for about four days before it is repotted. Moreover, give the plant plenty of bright light and adequate water, it will root itself in its new planter in about four to five weeks.
Similarly, cut off the rosette with a sharp, sterile knife, leaving a short stem to enable repotting. Allow the cut rosette to be callous for about four days to a week and be sure of preventing rotting when it’s repotted. The long stem from which the rosette was removed will continue to form new leaves, so leave it potted or planted as it was, and barely water until new growth appears from the stem.