Propagate Succulents from Stem Cuttings

Propagate Succulents from Stem Cuttings

Succulent planting is an interesting thing. You can spot the varies of changes in shape, color, and size without spending much time caring for succulents. Compared with some houseplants, propagating succulents is easier to get propagation success. How many propagation ways you've heard of? 

Generally speaking, there are three ways to propagate succulents: leaf propagation, stem cutting propagation, and seed propagation. In this blog, we will show you the easiest way to start your propagation journey.

Most tender Sedums and some Echeverias can be propagated with either a leaf or a cutting. But Aeoniums only work with cuttings. In this blog, we will show you how to propagate succulents from cuttings.

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 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 or leaf needs patience. They are both good choices for succulents addicts those who don't have enough budget.

More tips are included in the video below.

Click here to learn Propagate Succulents from Leaves!

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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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