While most of my work is inspired by flowers and plants, lately, I've found myself incorporating succulents into everything I do. From sketching them into designs to filling my windowsills which, between you and me, are jam-packed at this point. Not only are they beautiful plants, but they are so simple to grow year round through a process called propagation.
TO PROPAGATE A SUCCULENT
1. Gently pluck off a petal by wiggling from side-to-side — I try to take one from the bottom of the plant as to not disturb it.
2. Let the ends of your cuttings callous over by placing them on a windowsill for up to three days.
3. Once the ends have dried out, then place the cuttings onto moist soil and give them plenty of sunlight.
4. Mist your cuttings every other day.
The only thing you need is patience, and lots of it! It will take weeks before you see little roots peeking out and a baby succulent growing, but it is worth it.
Once little roots and a baby succulent start to grow, place your pot in a sunny spot. Eventually, the leaf will dry out and you can re-plant your tiny succulent, increasing the pot size as your plant grows.
Happy propagating, y'all!