Propagation

  • Propagating succulent leaves & cuttings: step-by-step guide

    Propagation is a fun and simple way to recycle overgrown plants and multiply your collection. With a little bit of care, succulents can re-grow roots from offsets or cuttings of leaves and stems. Succulents have high concentrations of meristem cells and enough water stored to support a cutting wh...
  • Propagating Sempervivum Hens & Chicks

    Left on their own, Sempervivum rosettes grow into tidy, mounding clusters. They are also particularly easy to propagate by hand because they produce new offsets or "chicks" on stolons (horizontal stems). When the chick is at least 1.0" in diameter, cut or gently pull it from its mother rosette. P...
  • Propagating Sempervivum heuffelii

    Crown Division While standard Sempervivum (Hens &Chicks) are known for sending out young plant offsets on stolons from a central mother rosette, new growth in S. heuffelii arises through crown division. S. heuffelii varieties develop offsets right in the middle of an older rosette. As leave...