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I took leaves off the flowering stem of my Topsy Turvy. I placed soil on a tray and spritzed it and then placed the leaves on top of the soil. I spritzed leaves and soil again, and placed tray in a sunny southwest window. I’m hoping to get baby plants, but am wondering how often should I water the leaves, and when to plant the babies? Thank you!
The Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’ is such a fun plant! It is one that can propagate from leaves, though it can be quite particular.
That said, usually the leaves from a flower stalk don’t produce new babies. Only the leaves from the main plant stem will do that. Interestingly, sometimes the flower stalk leaves will bloom if treated like a leaf for propagation. Not always, but it can happen!
If you’re wanting to propagate this plant, my recommendation would be to cut off the head. Scary, I know! But it forces new offshoots from the main stem and they grow quickly.
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