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  • ultimate_plantdad - Ultimate Plant Dad @ultimate_plantdad 17 hours ago
  • Well I finally did it and beheaded some of my rosettes! I was nervous but so far everyone seems to be doing great! 
This is my Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg, which was horribly stretched when I first got it. You can see where it was before with #updpvn . 
To behead, I wiped down a sharp knife with rubbing alcohol and made a single cut below the rosette. I pulled off the bottom couple of leaves (they're growing roots in my propagation station now!) so there were more nodes for roots to grow out of. This is probably unnecessary, but with a stretched out plant I had the option. 
Lots of people I see on Instagram water propagate their succulents, meaning they put the cut end in water and let the roots grow directly into the clean water. I have personally had better luck just using soil for succulents. I think it's because they have their own stores of water in their leaves so they need the direct access to water a little less. I give the cut a day or two to callous over then plant the whole thing in soil. I don't water for at least a week, because I don't want microbes getting into the cut and the plant hasn't had a chance to really grow roots yet anyway. To test if there are roots, I just pull up lightly on the rosette and see if there is any resistance from roots gripping the soil (also if the plant doesn't die 😂). If you swipe ➡️ you will see the beheaded stump of my echeveria. I like to keep this around because once you cut the apical meristem (top growing tip) the plant redirects growing to the lower nodes (places leaves used to be) and you can end up with a whole bunch more little babies! .
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#succulentsunday #echeveria #echeveriaperlevonnurnberg #succulentsofinstagram #succulentgram #plantpropagation #propagationstation #propagationtips #succulentobsession #succulentplant #succulentupdate #succulentoftheday #succulents #succulentlove Well I finally did it and beheaded some of my rosettes! I was nervous but so far everyone seems to be doing great! This is my Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg, which was horribly stretched when I first got it. You can see where it was before with #updpvn . To behead, I wiped down a sharp knife with rubbing alcohol and made a single cut below the rosette. I pulled off the bottom couple of leaves (they're growing roots in my propagation station now!) so there were more nodes for roots to grow out of. This is probably unnecessary, but with a stretched out plant I had the option. Lots of people I see on Instagram water propagate their succulents, meaning they put the cut end in water and let the roots grow directly into the clean water. I have personally had better luck just using soil for succulents. I think it's because they have their own stores of water in their leaves so they need the direct access to water a little less. I give the cut a day or two to callous over then plant the whole thing in soil. I don't water for at least a week, because I don't want microbes getting into the cut and the plant hasn't had a chance to really grow roots yet anyway. To test if there are roots, I just pull up lightly on the rosette and see if there is any resistance from roots gripping the soil (also if the plant doesn't die 😂). If you swipe ➡️ you will see the beheaded stump of my echeveria. I like to keep this around because once you cut the apical meristem (top growing tip) the plant redirects growing to the lower nodes (places leaves used to be) and you can end up with a whole bunch more little babies! . . . . . . . #succulentsunday #echeveria #echeveriaperlevonnurnberg #succulentsofinstagram #succulentgram #plantpropagation #propagationstation #propagationtips #succulentobsession #succulentplant #succulentupdate #succulentoftheday #succulents #succulentlove
  • Well I finally did it and beheaded some of my rosettes! I was nervous but so far everyone seems to be doing great! This is my Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg, which was horribly stretched when I first got it. You can see where it was before with #updpvn . To behead, I wiped down a sharp knife with rubbing alcohol and made a single cut below the rosette. I pulled off the bottom couple of leaves (they're growing roots in my propagation station now!) so there were more nodes for roots to grow out of. This is probably unnecessary, but with a stretched out plant I had the option. Lots of people I see on Instagram water propagate their succulents, meaning they put the cut end in water and let the roots grow directly into the clean water. I have personally had better luck just using soil for succulents. I think it's because they have their own stores of water in their leaves so they need the direct access to water a little less. I give the cut a day or two to callous over then plant the whole thing in soil. I don't water for at least a week, because I don't want microbes getting into the cut and the plant hasn't had a chance to really grow roots yet anyway. To test if there are roots, I just pull up lightly on the rosette and see if there is any resistance from roots gripping the soil (also if the plant doesn't die 😂). If you swipe ➡️ you will see the beheaded stump of my echeveria. I like to keep this around because once you cut the apical meristem (top growing tip) the plant redirects growing to the lower nodes (places leaves used to be) and you can end up with a whole bunch more little babies! . . . . . . . #succulentsunday #echeveria #echeveriaperlevonnurnberg #succulentsofinstagram #succulentgram #plantpropagation #propagationstation #propagationtips #succulentobsession #succulentplant #succulentupdate #succulentoftheday #succulents #succulentlove
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