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DIY: Propagating Succulents from Leaves

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DIY: Propagating Succulents from Leaves

January 26, 2021

If they don’t get enough sun, succulents sulk. That’s why indoor succulents get leggy. The fix? Snip off a stem, strip the leaves from your houseplant, and root each leaf in soil. We spotted this clever DIY project for propagating succulents via Needles and Leaves:

Photography courtesy of Needles and Leaves.

Leggy is good on supermodels; bare-legs look is less attractive on a houseplant. The good news is you can snip off a stem and root it directly in soil.
Above: Leggy is good on supermodels; bare-legs look is less attractive on a houseplant. The good news is you can snip off a stem and root it directly in soil.
 Or you can snip off a leggy stem, strip the leaves, and root each leaf separately. For step-by-step instructions, see Needles and Leaves.
Above: Or you can snip off a leggy stem, strip the leaves, and root each leaf separately. For step-by-step instructions, see Needles and Leaves.
Place prepared leaves on top of soil in indirect sunlight and wait (a few weeks) for them to develop roots and new shoots.
Above: Place prepared leaves on top of soil in indirect sunlight and wait (a few weeks) for them to develop roots and new shoots.
After the parent leaves dry and wither, remove them and plant seedlings in soil. 
Above: After the parent leaves dry and wither, remove them and plant seedlings in soil. 
For step-by-step instructions, see Needles and Leaves.
Above: For step-by-step instructions, see Needles and Leaves.

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