Propagate Succulents from a Leaf

This video and the transcript provide an excellent step-by-step procedure to propagate succulents from a leaf. The steps are shown from start to finish with a lush end product. Don’t be intimidated that propagating succulent leaves will be hard. You will not be successful with every leaf but that is why you try to start several at the same time. At least some of them will start to root.

Hello friends. Today we will learn how to propagate succulents from leaves. Propagating a succulent from leaves is a simple task that requires a few simple tips which I will tell you in this video. Propagating succulents from leaves can be done all year around but in colder climates or in winter it gives a much better result.

Today we will propagate four types of succulent plants.  Today we will learn how to propagate succulents from leaves. Propagating succulent from leaves is a simple task that requires a few simple tips which I will tell you in this video. Propagating succulents from leaves can be done all year around but in colder climates or in winter it gives a much better result.

Propagate Succulents from a Leaf

Today we will propagate four types of succulent plants. One is Echeveria, a second is Sedum adolphii, a third is a ‘Jellybean Sedum’, and fourth pachyphyllum sedum. So let us start.

First of all we will take some leaf cutting from the plant. It is better to take leaves from the bottom of the plant and leave the younger and smaller growth near the top. Always choose healthy leaves as they have a better chance of succeeding. The best way to remove a leaf is to gently remove it with your fingers. Pull the leaf by the base to prevent breakage. It is very important that the entire base of the leaf must come off the stem otherwise it will die. So gently twist it on the base and it will come off easily. Like gently twist it and it will come off that easy.

After you remove the leaves from the stem leave them somewhere in indirect sunlight to dry for two to three days until the wound heals and a callous forms. Or you can say that until the cut heals. If you place the leaves in the soil directly before the cut heals they will rot and die before they grow into a new plant.

I have prepared some leaves which are drying for the last three days. They have formed calluses and are ready to be propagated. Look at this. The leaves have formed a callous and now ready to be duplicated.

Take a shallow tray with drainage hole in the bottom and fill it with cactus mix or you can make your mix by yourself by adding sand, cocoa peat and perlite in equal proportions. But I have got better results with pure cocoa peat so I am using only coco peat as a propagating medium.

Make an even layered surface. In my previous videos I have got 100% success rate by using only coco peat. Place only the leaves on the bed of coco peat and gently push. Push the bottom part of the leaves in the coco peat. You can place them according to your wish. I will try to make a symmetry design so that it looks good in the video but this is not necessary. Place this tray in indirect sunlight until the new plants are established. Do not put it in direct sunlight as it will cause leaf burn.

Rooting succulents needs a bit more water than other plants but too much water will cause them to rot and eventually they will die. Instead of watering, use a spray bottle to mist the soil every day but you just water the top of the soil. Then after 45 to 60 days this tray will look like this. At this point you can transplant them to individual pots like this.

So, that’s all for now guys. Have a happy experience and grow more and more succulents from this easy simple way. Urban Gardener signing off.

This helpful video clearly showed how to propagate succulents from a leaf. Propagating succulents using leaves is an easy way to get new plants to replace those that may be diseased or dying. It is also a great way to propagate new succulent plants that you could then give away.

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