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Sep 25, 2016 7:42 PM CST
|Hi, all. I am curious about the soil that is best for rooting these plant cuttings. Not leaves, but tops.
Also, if these plants have long stems, what do you do?
Sep 27, 2016 12:22 PM CST
|I use the same soil I prefer for growing these plants --- about half pumice, but you can substitute perlite, lava rock, aquarium gravel, etc. and get similar results. It depends on the plant (any chance of photos?) but I usually trim long stems back to half an inch or so on cuttings. Partly to avoid burying too much stem (something to avoid with succulents in general) and partly because a lot of rosette succulents like Echeverias and Aeoniums (not so much aloes and their kin) actually root faster and better from short stems.|
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