In addition to unpredictable outcomes, growing succulents from seed takes a long time. Some succulents, like Sempervivum, can take years to bloom and produce seeds. Even after the seeds are collected and sown, they can take anywhere from three weeks to a year to germinate, let alone grow into full-sized succulents.
Consequently, where do you get succulent seeds?
Buy Good Seeds
My favorite source for succulent seeds is a shop on Etsy called Walawala Studio. They have large variety of seeds, including some more rare species, and the quality of seeds is top notch. There are other sellers on Amazon and Etsy that also sell great seeds.
In this regard, how do I make succulent seeds?
I cut them from the plant and place them right side up into a plant pot to dry. Once they feel dry to the touch, but before they shatter and release the seeds, it’s a good time to put the whole stalk into a paper bag – those seeds are incredibly tiny, and will fall out as the seed pods ripen and dry out.
What is the fastest growing succulent?
Sedum makinoi is a fast-growing succulent that can grow very quickly. It has an unusual shape with spiky leaves and small white flowers. This plant will be about three feet tall when it’s mature, so make sure you have space before planting as it needs plenty of room to spread out.
Here are some of the plant characteristics to look for when identifying succulents:
- Leaf – shape, size and thickness.
- Color – of leaves, flowers or stems.
- Markings or bumps on the leaves.
- Flower – shape, color, number of blooms and petals.
- Stem – color, texture, length.
- Ciliate hairs.
- Epicuticular wax.
- Spikes, spines or smooth.
Succulent seeds are very small, so you will want to do this step in a sheltered area where the wind won’t blow them away. Dampen the surface of the soil so that the seeds stick to the soil. Carefully spread the tiny seeds over the surface of your soil mix, giving them some space in between each other.
Echeveria Blue Sky Succulent
A very attractive succulent with rosettes that can reach up to 6-inches in diameter, and has bluish-green leaves with a touch of soft pink along the margins. Its leaves are coated in thick farina, giving this plant a soft powdery look and allowing it to tolerate full sun.
Just before you are ready to plant the seeds, soak them in warm water for 30 minutes or so. This loosens up the seed coat and activates germination. … Do not press the seeds into the soil unless the seed is exceedingly large.
Any type of all purpose potting soil for indoor plants will work as the base to make your own succulent soil. Use whatever you have on hand (as long as it’s fresh, sterile potting soil). … Succulents need a well draining potting soil, not one that holds moisture.
Succulents need soil that drains, so regular potting soil—or dirt from your yard—won’t do. Choose cactus soil or mix potting soil with sand, pumice, or perlite. Succulent roots are very fragile so be gentle when repotting.