Succulent Cuttings

Yesterday was like Christmas for me and here is the story… A few weeks ago I ordered 100 succulent cuttings to split with my sister-in-law. When I ordered I wanted to make sure I was doing everything right so I called the shop that sells them, Daniel’s Specialty Nursery at I talked to Daniel who was extremely nice and helpful. Turns out, they sell succulents to Disneyland. How cool is that! I asked a few questions and he answered all of them and then I went online to place my order. I mailed my check and the waiting began… On Monday I received an email saying my succulent cuttings had shipped and would arrive Wednesday. Let me tell you, it was a rough two days. I’m not a very patient person…

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On Wednesday morning I went to work. My mom sent me a text when the box arrived and the anticipation continued. She had been feeling sick so I offered to make dinner for all of us. While I don’t regret that at all, it was a little difficult to look at the box and make dinner knowing what was inside. As soon as Kevin got home I quickly explained how to finish making dinner and then opened the box and started gently laying out and admiring all the beautiful cuttings. The variety I received is amazing! There are so many colors, shapes and textures. I will admit I had a hard time touching the fuzzy ones though. They remind me of tarantulas… But, they still look pretty cool!

As it turns out I got a bonus 6 cuttings! Even more exciting! Now I’m trying to figure out just what I am going to do with all of them. I’m thinking about doing a living wall with the frame I have in the window well. It’s amazing that 100 (well, 50 for me) cuttings doesn’t seem like a lot when you are putting them in something like a wall or a wreath. No wonder those are all so expensive to buy. Well, I’ll definitely keep you posted on what I do with these lovely succulent cuttings. Be assured, it will be something amazing :)

These are the fuzzy ones I didn’t want to touch :)

22 Responses to Succulent Cuttings

  1. I love your blog! I just found it this week, and I’m new to succulent propagation and not sure I have acceptable conditions, but I’m excited about it and hopeful! Monday I received my first set of 12 cuttings in the mail. As life goes, unexpected things happened, so I didn’t get them planted until Thursday (yesterday).

    One of my favorites had a straight stem when it arrived, but it was severely curved when I got to it Thursday :-(. I put it in a tiny pot to keep the stem vertical, and the top is curved over the side. Will it pull up on its own, or is there something else I can do to “fix” it? Or should I have the top of the plant vertical and leave the stem curved? I don’t know exactly what it is or I would tell you… Thanks so very, very much!

    • Thank you :) The curved stem of your succulent might be from lack of sunlight, so the plant will try and reach toward where it will find the most light. Try and place it in a more sunny area and your succulent should correct its self from stretching! Hope this helps!

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