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Name: Alex Calven
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SeasonsOfDespair
May 22, 2018 7:01 PM CST
I have recently repotted my grapetosedum and in the process I bumped off a leaf. I am now going to try to get a starter off of the leaf. I hear that you lay it onto the soil,but don't let the cut end touch the soil. Afterwards you make sure to keep the leaf moist until it develops roots. Is this correct?
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 22, 2018 8:10 PM CST
Hmmm... Sort of...

Looking at your little leaf, you have all the right parts - that's good. Use some cactus/succulent soil and whatever pot you plan to grow it in (you don't want to repot for a couple years but keep the pot on the small side). Barely dampen the soil and put the leaf on top. Press it down so the end that was attached to the stem of Mommy Plant is in contact with the soil. The only growth point on your leaf is the point where it was attached to the original plant. If you overwater or the soil is too wet, that is also the spot where it will rot. BE CAREFUL!

Mist periodically but don't get carried away with that as the leaf can't use moisture until it grows roots. Roots will grow first and leaves will grow second.

Keep us posted!
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Name: Alex Calven
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SeasonsOfDespair
May 22, 2018 8:32 PM CST
Thank you!
Name: Alex Calven
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SeasonsOfDespair
Jun 9, 2018 9:48 PM CST
Thank you all for your advice! There seems to be a root forming on the end of the cutting. The mother plant also seems to be healing well. The mother normally isn't stretched like this nor are the leaves this overwatered. However,I left my mother in care of both and she overwatered the mother plant/forgot to turn them.
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