Succulent Leaf Propagation — Week by Week

Propagating succulents from leaves is the thing that took my life from being a succulent admirer to a full on addict. Seriously! What could be more fun than watching little baby plants grow from seemingly nothing?!

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You propagate some succulents and I’ll propagate some succulents 🙂 Not sure how to propagate succulents from leaves? Click here to get instructions on how to start, or buy my ebook, The Secrets to Propagating Succulents, to learn about the whole process.

Tell me (and all our succulent friends) when you’ve started propagating by sharing a photo in our awesome Facebook Group!

We’ll help keep you consistent with watering and help you out along the journey to lots of new plants! If you don’t have succulents of your own to propagate from leaves, don’t worry.

You have some options:

  • Ask a friend if you can have some leaves from their succulent
  • Buy an easy to propagate succulent or two at your local Lowes, Home Depot, or Walmart and look for other succulents that have dropped some leaves (snag those and add them to the plant you buy)
  • Buy as set of leaves from The Succulent Source to propagate (it’s a fun mystery to see what leaves you’ll get!)

Below you’ll see some updates of how my leaves are growing. I’m hoping these will motivate you to give it a try. It’s sooooo much fun!

Grow succulents from leaves and see how long it will take to get results

Round 2

These are watered a minimum of 3 times per week. They are outside in temperatures between 38 F and 80 F.

January 18, 2018 (Day 0)

The start of succulent leaf propagation -- these will grow into new baby plants!

January 23, 2018 (Day 5)

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Februay 01, 2018 (Day 14)

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Februay 13, 2018 (Day 26)

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Round 1 | Set 1

Started October 20, 2017 — These were photographed sporatically, but the dates are listed with each one. In the center of the orange tray are some cuttings (not succulents grown from leaves).

Also, these were kept outside in a Zone 9 climate. They experienced a few nights temperatures in the low 30s, but daily highs were approximately 65 F.

Graptosedum 'California Sunset' with text overlay - Perfect your succulent watering skills

Watering has been inconsistent so growth has slowed.

October 20, 2017

Day 000 of Succulent Leaf Propagation 20171020

November 7, 2017 (18 Days)

Day 018 of Succulent Leaf Propagation 20171107

November 7, 2017 (18 Days)

Day 018 of Succulent Leaf Propagation 20171107

November 29, 2017 (Day 40)

Day 040 of Succulent Leaf Propagation 20171129

January 15, 2018 (Day 87)

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January 15, 2018 (Day 87)

Various stages of growth on 3 month old propagated succulent leaves

January 23, 2018 (Day 100)

Day 100 of Propagating succulents from leaves 20180123 Orange Tray

February 13, 2018 (Day 116)

Day 116 of Propagating succulents from leaves 20180213 Orange Tray

Round 1 | Set 2

Second Set of Leaves Started on October 20, 2017

October 27, 2017 (Day 7)

Day 007 of Succulent Leaf Propagation 20171027 Organized Leaves

November 29, 2017 (Day 40)

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November 29, 2017 (Day 40)

Day 040 of Succulent Leaf Propagation 20171129 Organized Leaves

January 23, 2018 (Day 100)

Day 100 of Propagating succulents from leaves 20180123 Tray 1

January 23, 2018 (Day 100)

Day 100 of Propagating succulents from leaves 20180123 Tray 2

January 23, 2018 (Day 100)

Day 100 of Propagating succulents from leaves 20180123 Tray 3

February 13, 2018 (Day 116)

Day 116 of Propagating succulents from leaves 20180213 Tray 1

February 13, 2018 (Day 116)

Day 116 of Propagating succulents from leaves 20180213 Tray 2

February 13, 2018 (Day 116)

Day 116 of Propagating succulents from leaves 20180213 Tray 3

Propagating succulents from leaves is so much fun!!! If you want to learn more about how to be successful, take a look at my ebook, The Secrets to Propagating Succulents, and I’ll help you get from leaves to plants!

And if you’re ready to propagate from leaves but don’t have any to work with, just grab a set of leaves from The Succulent Source and you’ll be on your way!

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Melissa Sell

Approximately how long does the average propagated succulent take to reach a “normal” size? Like the ones you buy in store?

jan111203

Specifically how many did you lose from what you started with? Ive had quite good success but when it comes to transferring to them when the leaves have died is when I loose them. Ive tried spraying every 3 days… every 6 days … letting them dry out in between but it just seem like they want to grow any more!! Help from the point of transferring!! Thank you Janice

Julie

Hi! I just purchased some of the soil that you suggested by Bonsai Jack. It’s really great! Do you also use this soil for propagation or is traditional soil better for that? Thanks!

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