Simply snip off tops or ends of mature stems; the bare stems left on original plants will quickly sprout new stems. Allow the cut ends to dry and heal over a few days. When planting succulent cuttings, either wait a few days to insert into new soil or before watering those you plant immediately.
Just so, can you cut the top off a succulent and replant it?
Once you remove the top of your succulent, you can replant it in the soil and it won’t look so stretched out and leggy anymore. Grab a sharp pair of shears or a gardening knife. You should also wear a pair of gloves—some succulents have thorns and others have milky sap that can be irritating to your skin.
Beside above, can you plant succulent cuttings straight away?
Prepare your succulents for planting.
Remove any extra leaves from the bottom of the stem. … The plants should have a “callous” on them, meaning that the bottom of the plant has dried out. This forms a few days after cutting the succulent, so you should wait a few days before planting freshly cut succulents.
Can I cut a succulent that is too tall?
Use a sharp knife for cutting succulents that grow too tall so that the cut is not squashed. If you don’t have one at hand, you can also use (pruning) scissors, most succulents are tough. Make the cut as horizontally as possible in order to keep the cut and thus possible spot for dirt small.
Don’t worry though! There is a way to get back to a tight, compact garden again. Start by cutting off the top of the succulent using sharp scissors (I love, love, love this pair! … Once the end of the cutting has calloused over (dried out completely and looks “scabbed”) you can plant it in soil and begin watering it.
Making Your Succulent Bouquet Last Forever
Have a look around the base of the succulents for any dead leaves and remove them. This will encourage the plants to pull off roots as well as preventing rot later on. Let the succulents dry for about 2-3 days until the raw ends have hardened.