Propagating Succulents From Cuttings

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Look at all the little clusters of succulent babies! If you want more succulents, here’s the secret: when you take a cutting from a succulent the cutting grows new roots, and little baby succulents will appear along the stem to replace the cutting. This is how many succulent growers propagate their plants! ❤️❤️

Growing succulent babies is easy.

❤️Snip babies off the stem when they’re at least 1/2 to 1 inch across.

❤️Dip the bottom of the baby plants in ground cinnamon (it’s a natural fungicide).

❤️Place on dry cactus/succulent soil in a small pot not more than twice it’s size. The container size is important! If the container is too big, the plants will not do well. Too much soil will hold more water than a plant can use in 3-4 days causing fungus rot and attracting pests. This is why succulent growers grow babies in garden “plug trays” (a tray with 72 little one inch sections) or with lots of babies on a garden “flat”.

❤️Dampen the soil only after the plants have lots of little pink roots.

❤️Water again only when the soil has completely dried.

❤️Keep babies in bright shade with only early morning or late afternoon direct sunshine.

❤️Protect from cold. Best growing temperatures are over 55 degrees.

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