Sunday, February 3, 2008

Kelly's Succulent Plant Propagation Project

In an earlier post I talked about how I was going to attempt to create new succulent plants from succulent leaf cuttings. Yesterday, I worked on my project. I cut from several plants. In the picture above, working from right to left, top to bottom are the leaves from my Green Goddess, Baby Toes, Snowflake, Flippin' Flapjacks, Finger Jade, Chocolate Soldier and Anacampseros. I'm letting them dry for three days before going on to the next step, which is placing them in their pots, (see picture below), which is all ready to go; the pots are filled with soil and labeled with a clothing pin!

I can't remember if you stick the plant in the soil or just lay it on it. I think I've seen it done both ways, but I'll research it a bit and maybe try both methods. And in case you're interested, I mixed my cactus/succulent potting soil with some perlite. I used three parts potting soil to one part perlite.

Anywho...Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project! Hee-hee!

6 comments:

Donna said...

Hey, you got your project going, cool. I should take pictures of the fallen leaves of my Ghost Plant that have begun to sprout baby plants.

Julie said...

Very scientific approach! You will have many little babies very soon!!! YEAH!!!

love2dance5962 said...

Wow mom I didn't even know you were doing this!! I am so behind.

Melanie Grae said...

What is the plant with the two leaves, the right one is more red, it's in the upper portion left hand side.

charles said...

Hi,I was wondering if my drying succulent leaves have little tiny plants with 4 leaves coming out, and pink roots as well, do i bury them in the soil or do i sit them on moist soil?

Amanda-The Sweet Details said...

oh i've done this a few times, it's worked really well! some take well some not so much! if you did an update post i'd love it if you left me a comment with that link, i'll love to see how you did!