How to Grow Succulents from Leaves in 7 steps

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There are a variety of succulents that can grow in different environments and under different conditions. Some need to be grown in water, while others do well in soil or even sand. One of the easiest succulents to grow is Echeveria, which thrives when kept moist and out of direct sunlight. It is also important to remember that succulents need a lot of light but do not need direct sunlight.

The most important thing to remember when it comes to growing these plants is that they are low-maintenance and don't require much care at all!

Here is a simple guide to growing succulents from leaves in 7 steps

Step 1: Prep the pot

A succulent pot should be able to drain water quickly, so the succulent does not get unhealthy roots. They should be able to store nutrients, hold on to water, and keep in air circulation. Most importantly, they need a surface where the sun can send light into the plant for photosynthesis to occur.

A popular type of pot for succulents is the terra cotta planter. These pots can retain water and do not allow for weeds to grow.

Step 2: Fill your pot with soil

The best soil for succulents is a mix of sand, peat moss, and perlite. This combination provides the perfect drainage for any succulent.

Step 3: Place the leaf on top of the soil

First, find a leaf from the succulent you want to plant. You should be able to find one in the trash or on the ground near your plant. Make sure it is not withered or gross-looking. You then need to tear off a small strip of this leaf about 1/4 inch wide and at least 2 inches long from the tip of the leaf going down its spine. This little piece of a leaf will have some roots on it already which will grow into more succulents when watered correctly!

Step 4: Add water to the pot, up to 1 inch from the top of the soil

Step 5: Place a clear glass or jar over the leaf and soil for at least 24 hours

Step 6: Place in a sunny spot

When you see new growth on your leaves, it is time to remove them from under glass or jar and place them in a sunny window or outside. You can also let them grow in their own container without any protection from light.  

Step 7: Keep watering once a week with clean water only when needed.

In general, succulents need to be watered once a week in the summer and once every two weeks in the winter.

The most important thing you need to remember is to never overwater your succulent. The soil should feel dry before you water them again. If it is too moist then it could rot and kill the plant.


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