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Propagation of Tender Succulents

By BlueFox
July 21, 2010

Luckily for those of us that like to make crafts with succulent plants, they’re pretty easy to propagate.

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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jul 22, 2010 5:42 AM CST
Jacki, this is a great article. I never knew that by beheading rosette forming succulents that it would cause the mother to put out more offshoots. Can't wait to try it. I really enjoy your website too, just disappointed I can't buy from you!
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nap
Jul 22, 2010 7:54 AM CST
I too found this interesting. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise!
Name: Charleen
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Ridesredmule
Jul 22, 2010 8:19 AM CST
Wonderful Article. Love succulents and learning more about them everyday.
Thank you Jackie for a wonderful article.
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gardenersdetective
Jul 22, 2010 8:19 AM CST
I agree Enjoyed your article, thanks.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 22, 2010 7:17 PM CST
I also didn't know you would get multiple starts by beheading the plant. Can't wait to try it.
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Aguane
Jul 25, 2010 9:12 PM CST
Ditto! I enjoyed your piece and look forward to more (though you're very comprehensive).

I love succulents. I have to admit.... I have a hobby of going to nurseries and picking up already separated leaves of succulents... I bring them home to root and thrive. I have never purchased one plant and have about 10 different succulents growing and thriving.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 26, 2010 1:58 AM CST
Good "shopping" Susie!

Jacki has written several great articles now. Have you visited her website? Lots of great information there too.
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Aguane
Jul 26, 2010 6:37 AM CST
Thanks, Chris
I'll have a look at her site soon!!
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Name: Charleen
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Ridesredmule
Jul 26, 2010 7:19 AM CST
Get us a link, Chris. You know I need my Seeing-eye mule to find anything. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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goldfinch4
Jul 26, 2010 7:36 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Here ya go!

http://www.drought-smart-plants.com/
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Ridesredmule
Jul 26, 2010 7:45 AM CST
Thank You.
did you see my new turfa pots yet Chris??
Just made them. One is almost a "pinch pot"
i cheated. I used a sq. flat bottom container.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 26, 2010 8:45 AM CST
I saw them - they turned out really nice!
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LuvNature
Sep 1, 2010 9:58 PM CST
Great article! I'm gaining more knowledge daily and love it.
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Sherri
Apr 5, 2011 8:23 PM CST
I am brand new to this web site and am so glad that I found it. You guys are a wealth of knowledge! I just tried this technique with a tender succulent (that pretty well means I'm not sure it's real name) that did not make the winter, except for some little offshoots. I left it over night to harden, laid them flat on a tray with soil ...... how often do I water? Do I water right away? Do you try more for a misting?
Thanks,
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Apr 5, 2011 9:50 PM CST
Hi Sherri, so glad you joined us. Jacki should be around soon to answer your question on that subject. She has a wealth of knowledge in this area.
Do you have a photo you can post of the plants? Did they have some roots starting?
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Sherri
Apr 13, 2011 8:56 PM CST
Sorry for the prolonged silence. I must be the only dinosaur that is not capable of taking a photo and getting it on line.
I haven't disturbed anybody to see if there are any roots yet. Haven't watered, but mother nature did. It will be a good learning experience if nothing else. Under all the dead leave were two little new guys, so I left them attached to the main body.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 13, 2011 10:03 PM CST
Sherri said:I must be the only dinosaur that is not capable of taking a photo and getting it on line.


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I was one of those dinosaurs just last year. Once you get it figured out your will be flying along. Can't wait to see your first online photos. Thumbs up

Wow, you have little ones starting up, mother nature really seems to give them the boost they need.

Jacki has been busy with transplanting 2000 + seedling but should be her maybe tomorrow. Needless to say she is a pro at starting cuttings or seedlings of both tender and hardy succulents.

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Ridesredmule
Apr 14, 2011 7:06 AM CST
We love Dinasaurs and Dragons and frogs and all kinds of critters. I'm something of the kind myself.....
Name: BlueFox
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BlueFox
Apr 14, 2011 7:49 AM CST
Hi Sherri, glad you could join us! For your cuttings, I usually don't water them until they callous - this is important for succulents, which can rot if they are too wet, but once this happens (usually within a few days) you can water any time. I use (prefer to use if it's available anyway) rain water just because my well water is so mineralized and leaves marks on the foliage.

Good luck with your new babies!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 14, 2011 7:54 AM CST
Thank you Jacki. I just learned something from your post that finally clicked in my head. I know you have probably said it a million times but it never connected in my brain.
Let it callous, then water. Makes total sense and has taken the mystery growing from cuttings. I was not having much success because I was not letting them callous over.

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