Propagating succulent leaves in water bottle
If you are one of those types who want to propagate their own plants and you have succulents and want to propagate them this article is just for you. succulent posts here are among my most liked posts. One amazing thing about succulents are their ability to propagate not only from cuttings but also from leaves as well.
If you don’t do succulent propagating properly, most times it will lead to root rot which is really common, but don’t worry after couple pf tries you will get hang of it and do it as you should and will have a well propagated succulent of your own, stick with us for having a successful propagation tips.
For having a successful propagation in water, you will need to follow some steps and do as its said below:
- Gently remove a healthy leaf from the parent succulent.
- Allow the leaf to callus by placing it in a dry location for a few days.
- Take a clean water bottle and fill it with filtered water.
- Insert the callused end of the leaf into the water, ensuring that the bottom is submerged.
- Place the water bottle in a well-lit area, avoiding direct sunlight.
- Change the water every few days to maintain freshness and prevent bacterial growth.
- Be patient and wait for several weeks for roots to develop from the base of the leaf.
- Once roots have formed, carefully transfer the leaf to a well-draining potting mix.
- Provide the propagated leaf with proper care, including regular watering and indirect sunlight.
- Monitor its growth and allow the leaf to mature into a new succulent plant over time.
cutting in order to Propagating succulent leaves in water bottle
In the first step you need to cut a leaf cleanly from the lowest point of the stem, its ok if you cut stem too, but be careful not to destroy your whole plant by not cutting it properly. Instead of cutting you can easily pull out leaves too and they will just come out as it should be, still be careful not to damage your plant cause if you pulling it out, it can permanently damage your plant if it`s not done properly.
callus in order to Propagating succulent leaves in water bottle
In this step you need to pay extra attention cause if this step is overlooked, it will destroy you attempt at water propagating your succulent. After you cut your leaf let it to dry out but not completely only thing you want is to let callus to form at the cut end of the leave. Don’t worry about the leaf, a healthy leaf will not will not die very quickly if it is cut from its source, but if it dies within few days you better not use it to propagate because it will most likely fail you.
Water bottle uses in order to Propagating succulent leaves in water bottle
In this step, you need to choose your water bottle depending on your leaf size, you can either set it in a narrow water bottle and fill it with water or you can have a jar and cover the top of it with plastic and cut the surface a little bit so that you can insert your leaf and it can hold it just in place and hold the leaf`s tips into water, I myself suggest using jars I will tell you why at the end.
Lighting needed in order to Propagating succulent leaves in water bottle
You need to be sure your bottle or jar get enough air it needs, but be careful not to expose it to direct sunlight because it will burn its roots and kill your leaf, instead put it in a bright place which has sunlight but as said not direct sunlight.
Water need in order to Propagating succulent leaves in water bottle
Remember to change the water in jar or bottle once a week so that root gets enough nutrients and keeps growing. Remember I suggested using jars? The reason was that you can easily pull off the plastic wrap, change water and put it back on, in this case the plant`s roots will be untouched, also you will see some baby succulent with this method they will be safe as well.
Now you have every information to propagate your succulents, other thing is even if you do everything as said, there will be always some leaves that will fail to grow even though every requirements are met, but those which grow up will eventually shrivel up and be ready to be planted in soil, some of you might ask how to propagate in soil? Well that needs some other steps instead of the ones that said above, for learning about it and to see steps of propagating succulents in soil click “how to propagate succulents in soil” .