One of the amazing things about succulents is how easy they are to grow. From one plant you can easily get multiple plants, making them an investment worth indulging in! Regrowing you own succulents can be quick and easy, and you don’t even need the greenest of thumbs. Take a look below at how to regrow succulents in a few easy steps, so you can enjoy multiple pots of these gorgeous plants.
Here are some supplies you will need:
- Quality, nutrient rich potting soil
- Assorted planters, terra cotta were best, with proper drainage
- Liquid fertilizer (slow release)
- OPTIONAL: Root stimulator (sold at most home and garden centers
How to cut your starts:
First, let’s talk about harvesting the succulent you want to grow your plant from. You want to take a leaf that looks healthy, green, and full. Snip it as close to the base of the plant as possible. If the plant has been pulled from the soil, go ahead and keep the roots intact. If snipping, use clean scissors that are sharp and make a clean cut.
You should now rinse the end of the cutting in cool water. If using an end with roots, you can use the optional root stimulator at this time. To use this you will strengthen the roots by using the product according to package directions. If planting a clean cut, proceed to the next step.
How to plant your starts:
Fill your pot (preferably terra cotta) with a quality and nutrient rich soil. You want it to be soil that is well aerated and loose. This gives roots the room they need to grow. Place the ends of the cutting directly into the soil about ½ inch deep. Pack the soil in around the stem. You can place several stems per 8-10 inch pot. Just keep each cutting 3-4 inches from each other so they have room to grow and spread.
How to care for your starts:
You will now start caring for your cuttings so they begin to grow into a full plant. Water once a week with a spray bottle or mister to avoid over feeding. Keep your soil damp but not saturated. You can also begin using a slow release fertilizer (preferably liquid) to give the plants the nutrients they need to get a strong start. Place the pot in warm area with ample sun.
So now what?
Soon, your succulents will begin to grow and you will have full sized plants. As those plants grow, feel free to take cuttings from them and start the growing process all over again. This is a great way to keep providing yourself with new plants without great cost.
If you love succulents, give these tips for regrowing succulents a try. They are a great way to get more of these gorgeous plants for less, and even develop a little hobby for yourself. Pretty soon, people will be coming to YOU for their succulent plants. Happy growing!