I love succulents. They are so structural and weirdly awesome. They are also a perfect match for my vintage planters and macrame hangers. When I first learned how to propagate these amazing plants, I couldn't believe how easy it was. Here is what you will need...
- A slightly overgrown or leggy succulent plant
- A shallow dish
- Potting soil or dirt from your garden
- Water and a sunny spot
- AND THAT'S IT!
Fill your dish with a little bit of potting soil or regular old garden soil. I like to use a pie plate since I usually have a whole bunch of new succulents growing at once. Take your leggy succulent and snap off a few leaves (try for a clean break, no scraggly ends!). Take that leaf and place it on top of the soil. Water lightly about once a week, just wetting the soil - try not to wet the top of the leaves - and place in a sunny spot. In about two to three weeks you will see this!
Little tiny new succulent growth and fantastic roots! When your new little plant babies get big enough, just gently transplant into a new pot and the original leaf will eventually dry up and fall off.
Pretty soon you might be like me and have pie plates of baby succulents in every sunny spot. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.