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.
One may also ask, is growing succulents from seeds hard?
Once your seeds have grown into plants that are large enough, you can safely transplant them to new locations. The process of growing succulents from seeds isn’t really hard; however, it does take the proper materials and a good bit of patience, just like it takes any other type of plant to grow from a seed.
Keeping this in view, 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.
How long do succulent seeds take to germinate?
Depending on the type of succulent, temperature, and sunlight, your plants may take anywhere from three days to a few weeks to begin growing. (Some may even take several months to a year to germinate, so it’s important to do your research when buying your seeds in order to anticipate growing time.)
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.
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.
Some succulents don’t live long but grow offsets to replace themselves. A great example is Chicks and Hens. The main plant only lives
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.
Leaf propagation: In general, it takes about 2 weeks to grow roots by leaf propagation. In about 8 weeks, new leaves will be formed and can be transplanted to a small pot if desired. What is this? Stem propagation: It generally takes about 4 weeks for roots to form, sometimes longer.