Friday, November 13, 2015
I showed you how to propagate an irksome African milk tree cactus, so why not a more amenable succulent? This is a burro's tail (one of my favorites!), but I've also used this method to propagate jade plants as well. So it's a decently common approach to propagating most succulents with blobby leaves. No water-filled leaves? Then the African Milk Tree propagation might work better.
- Materials: A succulent with branches (or leaves) to spare, scissors, a pot with dirt (a second one, or the original)
- Snip branch.
- Remove a few leaves from end of snipped branch
- Remove a few leaves from other end of snipped branch.
- Let leaves (and stems) sit for 3-7 days until end is dried.
- After ends are dried, leaves might start to grow roots. Or maybe not.
- Plant snipped branch 1" deep in pot, sprinkle rooting leaves on top of soil.
A couple months later, and I'd say the original is recovering nicely!