How to Propagate From Succulent Leaf Cuttings

Don't toss the leaves that have been broken from a succulent plant. You can make a tray full of baby plants instead!!

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Some succulent leaves break off very easily. Don't toss them away. Use them to propagate new babies.

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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.

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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.

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Lightly mist the calloused cuttings once a week. Roots will soon emerge as the leaf looks for water.

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Sometimes roots will form first from the cut edge.

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Sometimes roots and a baby plant will appear simultaneously.

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Gently bury the roots in the tray. Keep watering once a week.

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You will have a tray full of babies in a couple of months.

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This plant is only 4 months old.

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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.

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Awesome roots.

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You can pot up your baby to grow even bigger or you can tuck it into an existing dish garden that needs filling out.

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