succulent leaf cuttings drying up or turning black/purple
I'm a newbie in growing succulents as well as in this forum so forgive me for my questions. I recently tried to propagate leaf cuttings using what i learned from the internet.
1. Let leaf cut dry for a day or two
2. Put them on a 1:1 mix of potting soil/peat and perlite/pumice
3. Wait till they either root or sprout new plant.
My problem is that instead of what its supposed to do, they dry up or turn black/purple. At fist i placed them in the house, when that did not work i placed them outside under the sun. I sometimes mist them. What am i doing wrong? The succulents I'm working on now are echeverias and pachyphytums.
BTW, I live in the Philippines and it starting summer now.
Any help will do. Thank you in advance.