2 Methods to easily multiply Succulents

One of the virtues of these beloved plants is their great ability to reproduce and spread. The best thing about doing it at this time is that our plants recognize the change in light, and we have not entered the season of extreme heat, so it is a good activity to take advantage of the rich spring weather.

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The first thing is the cut of the plant, which will depend on the type of succulent, in the case of Sedums or Echeverias usually from the leaves, in the case of Aeoniums, the cut is through the stem.

1- Cut by sheet


Choose a healthy leaf and twist it carefully, many times they fall off on their own or are slightly separated from the stem. The important thing is to get the whole sheet out.

Once you have taken the necessary leaves, let them dry, at least wait 3 days, because if we wet them before they could rot. Also, you should take the same care with the freshly cut plant. Let the wound dry from the leaves you removed.

The dry leaves put them on the ground, do not bury them, just put them on the ground with some distance between each leaf, the roots will find their way to the ground.

2- Cut by stem or cutting


Stem cutting is preferable in some species, but if you want to propagate a larger part of a succulent it is recommended to do it this way. Take a branch of succulent and cut from the stem, try to make the cut as clean as possible with pruning shears, a clean cut helps the plant heal easier and we have a better chance of successful propagation.

Once we cut the stem, it removes the leaves closest to the cut, which allows us to have a perfect stem to bury. Let dry for 3-5 days and bury in a pot with soil.


The soil should be watered when it is dry, but taking care not to exceed the quantity. It is recommended to mist the soil to prevent new plants from dying from excess water. The best way to check is to stick your finger into the soil and see how dry it is.


The roots take about 1 month to grow noticeably, everything will depend on the climate and the light to which they are exposed, remember that succulents love light, but taking care that it is not too strong or for long hours.

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