This Blog tutorial is on "How to make Succulent Cuttings in less than 1 minute!" Are you ready? The succulents I will be using for this demonstration are all planted in 4" containers, yours can be potted in any size container or planted in the ground, it doesn't matter. All you need are some snips/scissors, clippers, or sharp knife and 1 minute of your time! A few more minutes if doing multiple plants.
Ok, here we go... first determine how long you want to make your cuttings. Different uses determine different lengths, but one tip I have for you is to try and leave a few leaves/petals below your cut line. This allows the succulent to better photosynthesize, which is a big word for converting energy from the sun into new plant growth! The more plant left, the quicker and stronger it will regrow. Sometimes you cannot allow any leaves/petals to stay, and sometimes the plant will still produce new growth, other times it can just dry up and die.
Usually in the spot where you make your cutting, the new growth will branch off/split into multiple heads vs just one. This crassula shows 2 baby heads forming, which is another positive to propagating succulents! Propagation simply means to multiply/reproduce your succulents. You get a new piece and the old branch becomes 2-3 plus new ones, you can't beat that!
So now we have taken our cuttings, leave them somewhere dry for a few days before using. Try now yourself, honestly it should take you far less than 1 minute to simply clip your succulent, you are an official succulent propagater. There's a few more tips out there on doing this, one being always make cuttings when your plant is dry so it can callous/scab/harden over quickly, usually just a day or two. Open cuts on succulents can lead to infections....not good.
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