Propagate Succulents from Stem Cuttings


Succulents have become very trendy over the years due to their unique and attractive appearance, as well as their low maintenance requirements. These plants are incredibly easy to care. They can easily get used to a variety of environments, which makes them a great choice for those people who are new to gardening, or those people who don't have much time to devote to plant care. Succulents are also very versatile and can be grown in a variety of containers, from small terrariums to large outdoor planters.

Generally speaking, there are many ways to propagate live succulents: leaf propagation, stem-cutting propagation, beheading succulents, side growth succulents transplant, and seed propagation. There are several succulents that are great for propagating stem cuttings. Some of the best options include jade plants, snake plants, and Christmas cacti. These plants are relatively easy to propagate and can quickly grow into new plants with proper care. When propagating from stem cuttings, choosing healthy stems and using a sterile cutting tool to prevent disease is essential. Additionally, you'll want to ensure your cuttings are placed in well-draining succulent soil and receive enough sunlight and water to encourage healthy growth. In this blog, we will show you how to propagate succulents from cuttings step by step.

Let's start it!


1. Cut off a piece of the succulent just above a leaf on the stem.


2. Remove the bottom leaves like 1-2 inches


3. Place the cuttings in airy location and let it dry out a little bit.


4. Before planting, moisten the succulent soil and insert your cuttings 1/2 to 2 inches into the soil.


5. Place the pot in airy location with indirect sunlight. The roots will come out in 2-4 weeks. Never water them in first week.


6. You can start watering the soil from second week. Do remember only watering them when the cactus soil mix dries out.


7. Add a layer of top dressing on the surface of soil mix, which can add more weight to planter and help stem cutting stand straight into soil.


Propagating succulents from stem cuttings is a simpler and more accessible method for gardeners compared to doing so from leaves or seeds. It's an excellent option for rejuvenating an aged plant, creating a backup for a beloved succulent, or expanding your succulent collection. Being patient during the propagation process can bring added joy to the experience.

If you want to know other methods to propagate succulents, check the blog list we prepare for you.

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1 thought on “Propagate Succulents from Stem Cuttings


I being new at growing plants. This site has answered alot! The areas of concern and interest, especially stem cutting and learning how to repot. Thank You So Much! : )

January 23, 2022 at 03:38am

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