Is it actually working?

SoRelaxyMarch 19, 2013

Hello everyone. I'm experimenting with growing succulents from leaf cuttings. Most of my cuttings seem to be sprouting from the tip where I broke off the leaf. However, I have a leaf that I took off a friend's plant and it is taking a different approach. There are little pink blossoms forming inside each scallop around the leaf. Does this mean that it's working? Will these little buds turn into new plants or is this just going to fizzle and die off? This is my first attempt at propagating leaves so I'm a bit confused. I've read a lot of articles online but most discuss the new growth from the stem like my others.

Right now my leaves are sitting in a window and I mist them with water every few days when the soil looks dry. I'd appreciate any input if you know how to increase my odds of this scalloped leaf cutting growing. It's a beautiful succulent and I hope to have one myself someday if this works.

Thanks for your help!

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

those are plants.. not flowers .. it is working ...

do you see any sexual organs for them to be a flower.. probably not ...


    Bookmark   March 19, 2013 at 6:42PM
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Definitely typical Kalanchoe asexual propagation at work...

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 2:16AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Congrats, you've got 8 baby plants! So cute and pretty! The mama leaf will shrivel away, that's to be expected.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2013 at 12:06PM
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That's so exciting!! I've never had luck with plants until I started growing succulents. Now you are telling me I'm actually doing this right? Amazing!

Thanks so much for the input. I will look forward to new plants!

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 1:19AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Very cool! Pictured are some other succulent leaves making tiny babies. These are the most-fun-to-propagate plants yet, wish I had discovered them a long time ago!

    Bookmark   March 24, 2013 at 4:50PM
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