Succulents are pretty popular plants. In fact, they’re pretty AND popular. There’s just something about their rich, green foliage that has great texture and presence. And their easy care makes them a great fit for people who don’t feel like they have the greenest thumbs in the world. Once you start with succulents, you probably will want more. Here’s how to propagate them yourself in a few simple steps.
To divide out some plants to grow elsewhere, use the little “plantlets” or offshoots that have begun to grow next to the main plant. These little ones should be fully formed and rooted, just small. Carefully remove the entire plant (the big one, too), and gently “tease” the roots to separate those of the large plant from the smaller plant.
2. Planting the Babies
Once separated, succulents that have been divided by separating these roots can be planted immediately into a soil recommended for succulents. You might also use potting soil, but you’ll need to mix in some sand or perlite to break it up and improve drainage.
If your succulents are grown outside, work the soil well until it’s crumbly, create a mound, and then make a shallow divot for the roots to sprawl out. Also, don’t plant them when the sun is directly over the area. Nestle your plants in gently and cover the roots with about an inch of soil and press in gently to secure them.
3. Wait & Water
After re-potting your baby succulents, wait for a day before watering. Then when you do water them, do so sparingly. Re-tamp the soil to ensure they’re well placed.
After your succulents are established in their new home, it’s time to feed with with a succulent fertilizer. With easy, proper care, you’ll have a brand new adult plant soon.