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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Mar 5, 2015 8:13 AM CST
Usually I put babies in an established pot but put a few in here alone, unsupervised by adults, to run wild.

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From the other side.
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There's Kalanchoe x houghtonii (the biggest ones,) Sedum rubrotinctum, Graptoveria 'Opalina.' The Kals are from babies that formed at the edge of a leaf. The others came from removing leaves from the mama plant. Both kinds are just too cool for words, IMVHO.

Do you have some leaf babies to show off?
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Name: Patti
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Sunlover
Mar 6, 2015 1:11 AM CST
Leaf babies of all sorts. 😊 Sedeveria, Graptoveria, Echeveria, Graptosedum, Pachyphytum & Pachyveria.
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And my fave this baby Pachy.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Mar 6, 2015 7:59 AM CST
Adorable! And so well organized, all facing the same direction. Impressive!
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 6, 2015 11:42 AM CST
This is a sedum rubrotinctum I saved after finding it thrown off our paver:
Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
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Name: Patti
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Sunlover
Mar 6, 2015 3:48 PM CST
purpleinopp said:Adorable! And so well organized, all facing the same direction. Impressive!


I know... I have this thing about it. Can you tell I'm a Virgo? Hilarious! Whistling

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tarev
Mar 6, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Found some more:

Crassula ovata 'Gollum'
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Echeveria nodulosa
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Another Sedum rubrotinctum:
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Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
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Sunlover
Mar 7, 2015 6:15 AM CST
2 months after cutting and I got this.

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tarev
Mar 7, 2015 10:33 AM CST
Good rooting Patti! Hurray!
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purpleinopp
Mar 7, 2015 11:01 AM CST
This Sedum is starting to make side branches and a leaf that fell off has made a baby, to the right.


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tarev
Mar 7, 2015 12:47 PM CST
Love it! Lovey dubby
Name: Patti
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Sunlover
Mar 8, 2015 7:04 AM CST
Ahhh @tarev if you only know what "rooting" means here in Australia... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing *Blush* Whistling Hilarious!
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tarev
Mar 8, 2015 10:20 AM CST
Ah the nuances and slang terminologies eh? So may words that hold various meaning in different locales Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Mar 8, 2015 12:15 PM CST
Some are lost in the shadows, but this tray is full of leaves harvested to make babies today. Excited already!
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Name: Patti
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Sunlover
Mar 9, 2015 2:16 PM CST
This is why I love succulents so much. Every leaf is an opportunity!

@tarev I didn't know gollum could be propagated like that. I will have to try that with mine. But the leaves on mine are very thick at the base and look massed so I don't know how to break them off without damage to the plant or leaf.
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tarev
Mar 9, 2015 3:56 PM CST
I usually choose the lower leaf, that still looks good, and gently twist it off. Comes off easily. Or if a branch is too leggy already, I cut off a segment of the branch and stick that directly to soil.
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Mar 9, 2015 3:58 PM CST
That's how I remove the leaves too. If I bend the leaf down & away, it will pop off. There's 2 of those leaves in the last pic I showed, toward the left.
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tarev
Mar 9, 2015 4:20 PM CST
Here is my other Crassula ovata gollum single leaf with small babies..with a Senecio morganianum single leaf too, also with some small babies, my little experiment last Feb 2013, putting them on an oyster shell with a little soil.
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Putting it in a plastic container and pencil holder, just for the fun of it, still in the oyster shell
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Photo June 2013:
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Aug 2014
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Mar 9, 2015 7:54 PM CST
Tarev and Tiffany, you guys are getting me excited. Tarev, I love the oyster shell experiment. I've been trying to ignore my succulents this winter to keep from being tempted to water them. I'll check them out tomorrow to see which ones I will propagate. nodding
Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 9, 2015 9:23 PM CST
Thanks Deebie! Yeah, isn't it hard at times to give them the loving neglect! Hope you got lots to propagate!
Name: Kate
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karmatree
Mar 13, 2015 9:13 AM CST
Ha ha Patti.....I had to be careful saying things like, "I'm rooting for ya!" when I went to Oz....

So, is it best practice to just lay the leaf on top of the soil, or prop it up? I'm asking because some of mine curl up a little and the little roots are reach out sideways into thin air instead of downwards into the soil.
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