see part one here!
About a month ago, following this awesome tutorial, I trimmed the leaves off my "leggy" succulent plant in an attempt to propagate (grow tiny new plants) from the cuttings. I am sharing my progress in real time, to give you (and me!) a REAL idea of how long this takes.
I currently have my cuttings sitting on top of a pie tin filled with super dry cactus soil. For the longest time nothing was happening.
And then, after about two weeks, the leaves started to send out purple roots. They are fine and long and nearly every cutting has a few.
A few days ago, I noticed baby plants growing at the base of a few of the cuttings. This is what I was hoping for...slowly, but surely, I am getting little plants. Remember, the "goal" is that each leaf will produce a tiny plant and root system and I'll be able to replant that (and discard the original cutting).
The original plant heads are starting to sprout roots of their own. Not too long from now, I should be able to replant these.
My trimmed stalks in the original pot are a bit slower to develop - offically making them the ugliest plant in the house.
But there are a few tiny plant bubbles appearing on some of the stems and I'm hopeful they will continue to bloom.
I have not watered the soil yet but both the stalks and the clippings get decent sunlight and tons of encouragement from both me and Ellerie all day long.
I'll continue to keep you posted! So far, slow, but exciting.