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How to Regrow Succulents

How to Regrow Succulents

How to Regrow Succulents

The method of sowing and reproducing cacti and succulents is widely used.

This is when fragments of plants are used for reproductive purposes.

For example, in the case of a succulent, you can just cut a leaf carefully and place it on top of fresh soil in a shady place.

If what you are interested in is reproducing cacti, it is advisable to cut the cactus and leave the cutting to dry for about 15 days in a dark box.

Doing this will close the stem and prevent it from rotting when planting it. If you want to reproduce cactus in large quantities, the easiest way to do this is to use the seed.

If using the cuttings propagation method, it is essential to help the cut plant recover.

At first, this part may release liquid that was retained in its leaves, but it must be allowed to escape. In approximately 15 days the plant heals and creates a scar tissue around the cut part.

Different Methods to Regrow Succulents

There are two ways to regrow succulents, one of which is extremely difficult but satisfying, and the other is easy.  We recommend the easy method.  :)

Sowing from Seeds

Succulents can be spread through their seeds, but it requires a lot of patience.

Some species may even take months to germinate because they remain dormant until they find the optimal conditions to germinate and grow.

Another problem with seed sowing is that some varieties have tiny seeds and need great care to be able to handle them.

Without a doubt, this type of propagation can be a gratifying challenge for anyone who wants to learn about how to plant succulents from their seeds.

To do this you must:

  1. Place four seeds in a small pot with a mixture of square garden soil units and one perlite soil unit.
  2. Fill the tops of the container with a well-granulated soil to allow it to germinate and cover the seeds with a fragile layer of the soil.
  3. During germination, watering should be constant but in small quantities.
  4. Once they grow a few inches, you must transplant them to their final place with the soil.

Spread by offsets / succulent babies

This is the easiest method of succulent propagation. 

To do this, you should:

  1. Remove the succulents from the mother plant
  2. Place them in a pot with fresh moist soil.
  3. Make sure the soil and plant are pressed very well together to remove air and encourage growth.
  4. Place in a shady spot
  5. Lightly tug on the plant to see if roots have developed.
  6. Once roots are developed, baby step into the sunlight. 
  7. If soil is bone dry after rooting, give it a drink of water. 
  8. Care for as usual.


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