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HOW TO TAKE & GROW SUCCULENTS FROM CUTTINGS

If you’ve ever gone down a plant-shopping rabbit hole on the internet, you’ve probably had succulent cuttings catch your eye. Or maybe you already have older succulents you’d like to refresh and restart? Regardless of how you end up with cuttings, they’re a great way to grow succulents! (And often much cheaper than buying full plants, too!)

In this instructable, I’ll show you how to take succulent cuttings, callous them, and plant them. It’s a fairly simple process as long as you follow a few important rules.

Step 1: Tools + Materials

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Here’s what you’ll need to take and plant succulent cuttings:

  • Small pot
  • Succulent soil
  • Chopstick, skewer, or other thin tool to make holes in the soil
  • Sharp scissors or an X-acto knife
  • Succulent plants or cuttings, whichever you’re starting with
  • Container for watering

If you’re using a full plant, I’ll show you how to take and callous succulent cuttings on the next two steps.

Step 2: How to Take Succulent Cuttings

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Picture of How to Take Succulent Cuttings
Picture of How to Take Succulent Cuttings

Succulent cuttings should be taken from the very top of the stem. I always try to cut below the first leaf node on the stem at least, but often cut them longer.

Make sure you have at least and 1-2 inches or so of stem. (Less than that, and the plant will have a hard time standing up straight in the soil, hindering root growth.)

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