I just discovered something really amazing, and I just had to share it with you. I had no idea you could do this, and it turns out, none of my friends had heard about this either. Turns out, having succulent leaves fall off is not the end of the world at all, for me, it was actually the best thing that could have happened.
So I’ve been decorating with succulents lately, as they are supposed to be low maintenance plants and they look good with so many craft projects as well as my rustic, farmhouse decor. However, when I bought my plants, they looked amazing, but within days of coming home, they took a definite downturn. Turns out, I was overwatering them, and also not giving some of them quite enough sunlight, then drainage, or lack thereof, was also a big issue.
So as I started learning more about succulent care, I discovered this secret, what to do when your succulent leaves fall off. If you are like me and you find yourself with some less than happy succulents, you will know exactly what I mean and you are ready to try out this cool trick right now.
Watch the video to see what happens 4 weeks after you collect those lost leaves and try this trick.
How long does it take to propagate succulents?
It takes about 4 weeks to get a succulent to propagate from the leaf. Place them on top of moist soil and wait, making sure the soil stays damp but not soaking. In a few weeks, you will see small rosettes growing, and you can take this adorable tiny little plants and then replant in their own pot. Turns out, having the leaves fall off is not so bad after all. You get more succulents than ever before, because you can regrow them. And yes, if you are wondering, you can pull a few leaves off and do this even if they did not fall off on their own. Trust me, once my kids saw that we could do this, more than a few more mysteriously fell off 😉
How often should you water succulents?
Succulents do not like being overwatered or sitting in water. Watering a succulent plant every few days is apparently not a good idea. succulents. As long as your succulents have a pot that drains and well draining soil, you can water them once a week. Succulents actually like being soaked, just like cacti do, so I don’t recommend using a spray bottle at all. Your plants will end up being too dry.