Going to try to propagate succulents from leaves. First step is letting them dry out and form a callous on the ends. (I actually just stuck them in dirt first for a few days, before I read why that was a bad idea, so I might have a lower success rate than I would if I'd done it right from the beginning.) Any tips?
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  • diyinpdxGoing to try to propagate succulents from leaves. First step is letting them dry out and form a callous on the ends. (I actually just stuck them in dirt first for a few days, before I read why that was a bad idea, so I might have a lower success rate than I would if I'd done it right from the beginning.) Any tips?

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  • wecanmakeanythingTip: patience! Also give them loads of light once you pot them! 🌱☀️
  • diyinpdx@wecanmakeanything patience for rooting, or the whole thing? I'll give them as much light as possible, thanks!
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  • two_dollar_pistilI agree, definitely patience in waiting for those little roots to show 😆 Some may take off right away, some may die off, and some might just take a long time. Surprisingly too, sometimes these babies will just need neglect 😉. Check on them often, but you won't need to do much until they start to root. I usually start spraying the roots too when they start to appear, until they grow a little larger to pot up! 🌵
  • diyinpdx@two_dollar_pistil Thanks! From your feed, you look like a succulent expert. So you recommend just leaving them alone and not even putting them on dirt until they've sprouted roots?
  • two_dollar_pistilWouldn't say I'm an expert 😅Definitely always learning! But I usually either leave them on a plate or tray in some bright light (like a bright window sill) and then when they start to root set them on pumice (soil works fine too! eventually I do move mine from pumice to soil.) I like to check my roots out a lot to get an idea of the health /growth of the babe, but I'm just obsessed with my plants 😆Just personal preference, but I have had good luck with it 😄🌵
  • wecanmakeanythingPatience all around. 😊😊
  • diyinpdx@two_dollar_pistil Thank you!
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