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Tropical Garden, Batu Caves, Malaysia
Gardening is part of my life and I want to share that portion of my zeal and joy with you. These are my thoughts, my experiences and life work. I hope it enrich and add value to you too.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Succulent Leaves - Propagation

One of the things about succulents
which can be frustrating is that moment you find them accidentally
that they are rotting at the base.
By then, its considered too late to safe anything.
In most cases,
the rot would had infected with a fungus infestation that spells doom to that only species:
Your one and only plant!
Experience taught me this lesson and therefore,
I always make sure I have spares - planting them into few pots just in case one dies.

Here the method I propose:

1) Break / Snap off a healthy leaf from an existing plant.(Succulent plant - of course)
Wash them lightly from whatever stain/dirt or debris.
And dry it off.

2) Place them horizontally (like the pic)
On a small pot using sand (or any fast draining medium)
Water them lightly - once a week. (spray better)
And watch the tiny red root sprouting out together with baby plants at the base of the leaf-end section.

3) Wait for the plant to grow bigger and establish itself into a mature plant.
That's it.

Simple tips don't you think?
a) Fast draining medium - here I use sand.
b) Water lightly on weekly basis (not daily!)
c) Watch them grow...
the downside is the patience part - you will only notice the difference on the weekly basis.

One thing for sure.
By then - if the parent plant manage to die (if that happens)
These babies would had established itself by then.
And yes its true:
Its that long.

These are (pictures below)

1) Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense)
2) Mother of Millions (Bryophyllum daigremontianum)
3) Donkey's Tail (Sedum morganianum)

and various different types of sedums. (unknown)

Let me know if you had tried this method before and your success story.
Good luck.


  1. Thanks for the tips. The babies of the plant are so cute...

  2. Hi. Sy qola dari selayang.kat mana sy boleh beli benih succulent ye.sy baru nak berjinak2 dgn tumbuh-tumbuhan.ni no whatsapp sy. 01126345231

    1. Hi, sorry lamat check blog, sebab tak selalu blog kat sini.
      Kalau boleh, chat kat Facebook says.
      Terima kasih


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