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Posted 2w ago by @JazzyGardeNerd

Succulent Propagation

Good morning! Well at least on the east coast of the US. 😊 Has anyone tried to propagate a shooting stars plant? Not that I **need ** more plants but I’m thinking about propagating some of my succulents for gifts. I’ve never done it before so I thought I’d check with my favorite plant community. ❀️πŸͺ΄β€οΈπŸŒ±β€οΈ #HappyPlants #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #PropagationStation #SucculentLove #Sedum
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@JazzyGardeNerd you can propagate from the leaves or from stem cuttings. I've not done that variety of sedum but have done leaf cuttings of others.
You can gently twist off a nice plump leaf leave it on the side for a couple of days to dry up where it split and the place on some moist soil and keep it moist but not wet, leave it in bright light and in a week or so you should start to have some roots forming. And keep. This going until you see more buds forming and the you can put in a pot, then let it settle in and can gift away to your hearts content.

The same applies for stem cuttings except you cut off a head and then let that root. You can try some rooting powder if you want as well.

Here is a pic of some sedum leaves just laying on the pot of the mother plant to give you an idea.
Mornin, Deb! You can propagate these guys by cuttings or division or leaves!

I think cuttings would give you a cute little plant that you could pot and give away (or have more plants!). 😁
It just takes a lot of patience. I would add a pic of the ones I just planted but I’m not sure how
Aha, here we go. These all had spent time on top of the soil and either already flowered and had sprouted a new root system so I could remove the original leaf or the leaves had a good new root system going and I wanted to see if they would continue to grow if I added a little rootimg powder and planted the new root growth.
@sarahsalith thanks, Sarah! I’ll try with some cuttings.
@TheLonelyDaff Thanks Taff! It’s astonishing to me that they can root like that but I can see their little roots in the picture. πŸ’šπŸŒ±
@AGsquirrel80 it’s like a little farm! πŸ˜‚ I’ll look for some rooting powder.
@JazzyGardeNerd I propagated the first round without any and I don’t see a difference yet, but no harm yet either πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Your panda 🐼 plant is lovely btw!