2 weeks ago
This is my first attempt at propagating succulents and so far it's going pretty well. 🌵
I picked a few mature leaves from my Echeveria and I set them on my grow rack so the ends could callous over. 🌵
(They need a week or two to allow the base of the leaf to dry out, or they will rot when you plant them)
I actually forgot about these leaves for a month, and by the time I remembered them, they were already growing roots AND new leaves! They literally started propagating on their own without any help at all! 🌵
The next step was to transplant the leaves. I made my own succulent potting mix with equal parts gardening soil, peat moss, and construction sand. 🌵
I filled some recycled yogurt cups with my soil mix and made a small hole in the center of the soil for the roots to rest in. Then, I gently filled in soil around them.
For the last six weeks, they've been sitting on my grow rack with 15 hours of light per day and a weekly watering. They are growing slowly but steadily, and I'm excited to see how they turn out. 🌵
Probably gonna take a while though, so it's a good thing I'm patient!