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Tip for propagating via leaf cutting?

Posted by Deion none (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 21:13

Hi all,

I'm going to try to propagate my succulents (echeveria) via leaf cutting. This time I was really careful and managed to separate the leaf without damaging the end, with a clean cut.

I'm going to leave them dry a little (about 3-4 days?) before doing anything, but then should I:

a) Plant the leaves, burying the end of the leaf that used to be attached to the plant.
b) Just leave them on top of the soil.

and also:

1) water them regularly, keep soil moist.
2) water them, but don't keep it that humid.
3) just spray them regularly.
Should I water after planting them?

As usual , thank you for you help. I've been reading about this topic and would love to know what works best for you guys, or what would work best for this plant.

Take care!!

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RE: Tip for propagating via leaf cutting?

  • Posted by teatree zone 8b/Oregon (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 22:42

Slightly bury the end of the leaf that was attached to the plant. And do NOT water. Only lightly mist every few days if you so desire.

I think there's no need to give them that much time to callous over--for instance, one day rather than three or so. But if you're placing the leaf in completely dry soil--which you should anyway--it'll callous over while planted. So, I skip over the step of leaving the leaf out to callous for some time because it'll do that for you while stuck in soil. I remove the leaf from the main plant and stick the end in dry soil immediately most of the time. Easy-peasy.

This post was edited by teatree on Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 22:43

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