Ever wonder how to display all your cuttings, tiny succulents, and propagation station in a beautiful way? This month, we made a propagation mandala to fix just that. With just a few simple steps, we created an artful way to house our cuttings.
Here's how to make your own.
Step 1: Fill your container with well- draining soil.
Step 2: Sprinkle an even coat of sand over the soil.
Step 3: Top with gravel.
Step 4: Gather the plants that you want to propagate!
Step 5: Start laying the foundation shape of your mandala. We used fairy garden “stepping stones” but anything will work; pieces of glass, small chunks of terracotta, shells, gemstones, or even colorful painted items! Get creative!
Step 6: Start snipping! You can gently pull leaves off or snip the tips depending on what varieties you are working with. For the crassula pictured below, we wanted to get a nice, clean cut from the top.
Step 7: Create the design of your mandala. There you have it! The completed propagation mandala.
We checked back a few weeks later and look: tiny roots!
The propagation mandala serves as a creative outlet, a beautiful art piece, and a highly functional and purposeful place for all your baby succulents to thrive and grow!
There is a common misconception that succulents don’t need water, or need very little. While there is some truth in the “need very little” part, the truth is that succulents like water, and they like to be watered deeply.