I’ve seen people use a water bottle propagation method for all types of different succulents and they always report really high success rates, so it’s definitely worth checking out. They make a bunch of holes or slits in a water bottle, and they stick succulents into the holes so that they’re poking out.
Secondly, how do you grow succulents in water bottles?
Depending on the size of the leaf, you can either set it in a narrow neck bottle filled with water or cover a jar of water with plastic wrap and cut slits to insert and hold your leaf tips into the water. Be sure to set your bottle or jar in a window sill or near bright filtered light.
Hereof, is it better to propagate succulents in water or soil?
Succulent plants sitting in wet soil are exposed to fungus and pathogens in the soil that introduce diseases to the plant, causing root rot. When propagating in water, the plants are not exposed to the pathogens normally present in the soil medium and therefore, they do not suffer from rot.
Can you grow new succulents from leaves?
Most popular succulents propagate well from individual leaves or stem pieces. Leaf propagation works best for succulents with fleshy leaves, such as jade plants or echeveria and sempervivum rosettes. To root successfully, the leaf must stay whole.
Like the roots of large succulent plants, the leaves will absorb water from the air around them, so spraying the soil with a spray bottle is usually enough in my experience. Keep an eye on your roots–they may dry out if they aren’t getting enough water.