I have been loving my succulents at the moment as you may have noticed, so today I thought it would be fun to show you what I do to grow more succulents. Here are some tips and tricks I have learned when looking after these super fun plants.
Where do you get them?
Well I got my succulents from my lovely grandmother’s garden. Basically I started with a couple of cuttings from her plants and planted them and over time I have multiplied the ones I started out with. You can also buy succulents from a nursery or any store that sells plants.
Okay, so how do you multiply succulents then?
This is called propagation. First, you can either cut a top part of a succulent or pull off some leaves and grow baby plants. When pulling off leaves, be careful that you make sure all of the leaf came off, because if you rip the leaf the plant wont grow from it. Once you have the cuttings, you need to let the ends of them where they were cut dry over. Also after you gently pull off some of the leaves you can let the part of the leaf where it came off dry to grow baby succulents. They will usually only need about 24 hours to dry so just leave them alone for a day or so. After you think they are dry enough, you can carefully place them in some soil and water them lightly.
Tips for watering?
Succulents are designed to survive with minimal water in the sun. I like to have mine look super green and healthy so I like to water my indoor babies once every couple of days if the soil is dry. Basically don’t water unless the soil is completely dry. 😉 Also I like to use a spray bottle for my little succulents because it is less flooding for them than a glass or something else.
Here is a photo of some of the succulents I have grown and multiplied by using these tips. Good luck in your succulent adventures. Also, if you have any questions feel free to comment them below and I will be sure to reply!