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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.

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.
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.
Above: Place prepared leaves on top of soil in indirect sunlight and wait (a few weeks) for them to develop roots and new shoots.
Above: After the parent leaves dry and wither, remove them and plant seedlings in soil. 
Above: For step-by-step instructions, see Needles and Leaves.

Experimenting with succulents indoors? For more growing tips, see:

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