How to Propagate Echeveria setosa “Mexican Firecracker”
Echeveria setosa “Mexican Firecracker” can be propagated by offsets, leaves, or stem cuttings.
“Mexican Firecracker” will produce offsets along a short stem. In the Spring, remove these using a sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors. Allow the offsets to dry for one to two days before replanting in well-draining soil.
When taking a leaf for propagation, gently twist the leaf from the stem. Be sure that the leaf you get is a “clean pull,” where no part of the leaf is left on the stem. This will give you a better chance of a successful propagation.
Allow the leaf to callous over for a day or two before placing it on well-draining soil.
If you are taking a stem cutting of “Mexican Firecracker,” use a sterile knife or sharp scissors and cut a tube from the base of the plant. Allow the cutting to dry for several days before placing in well-draining soil. Wait to water an additional day or two, and then water using the “soak and dry” method.