Anonymous asked: How do you take cuttings and make them root out? I want to make little clones of the mommy plant, heheh
Succulent cuttings are very easy to root… start with a sterile blade, I wipe mine down with alcohol. Cut the stem at the desired length, generally the longer the better, but some varieties, like several Echeveria, won’t have much stem.
Let your cutting sit for about a day for the cut to dry out. When you’re ready to plant use a potting mix that drains well, I use about 1/3 parts perlite with regular potting soil. Form a hole to match your stem and place the stem in, if there isn’t much stem just form a slight impression in the soil for the plant to sit in.
Now place your planted cutting were it will be warm and get lots of very bright, but indirect light. Give it a good soaking after a few days and only water when the soil is almost dry, about once a week, depending on the environment. If the soil is moist wait a few days.
After about 10 days or so give it some filtered sunlight, then after another week or two give it more sunlight. Always protect them from burning hot midday sun.
Your cutting should be rooted in 3 - 4 weeks, some may take longer. You can lightly touch the stem to feel for root resistance. If you see new growth, that’s a great sign.