Propagating succulents can be the most rewarding part of having a collection.
Propagating your plants allows you to create more of a desirable plant for your garden, share plants with friends, and save a dying plant. Here's our ten easiest succulents to propagate for beginners.
Echeveria 'Purple Pearl'
Loved for the vibrant neon-purple foliage, this Echeveria is one of the easiest to propagate by leaf and tip cutting. Check out those hot pink roots!
Sedum rubrotinctum (Pork and Beans or Jelly Beans)
Turns bright red in full sun or green in shade. This hardy Sedum fills out container gardens and rock gardens quickly. Twist off the leaves and lay down on moist, well-draining soil.
One of the most successful Echeveria grown from leaf. Beginners and long-time collectors love the perfectly round rosette and iridescent, pearly pink foliage. They sprout quickly and have high numbers of successful propagation by leaves.
Tough in warm, sunny climates with low water. Propagates easily by leaf or tip cuttings. Wait for a scab to form (around one week) before planting in soil. This species has many variations in color and leaf form.
Sempervivum arachnoideum (Cobweb Houseleek)Fast growing and produces more offsets than you'll ever need! Propagate by cuttings and plant directly in moist soil and see roots form in about a week.
An intergeneric hybrid of Graptopetalum amethystinum x Echeveria sp. Propagates readily from leaves. It's always fun to watch their hot pink roots form.
Graptopetalum paraguayense (Ghost Plant)
A beautiful hanging rosette succulent that turns orange, bronze, pink, and purple in different conditions. It is very easily propagated by leaves--you may even find one sprouting without your help.
Sedum morganianum 'Burrito'
A hanging succulent that can reach up to 6' long strands. Leaves tend to fall off easily from stems because they are propagated this way in nature.
Slow to start, but worth the wait. Echeveria colorata produces beautiful leaf sprouts with red tips from the beginning. Wait until the mother leaf completely dies before removing from the new plant.
Echeveria lilacina (Ghost Echeveria)
Echeveria lilacina is a succulent we often find propagating itself. Leaves tend to curl up quickly which you can fix by planting leaves gently in soil with roots down and leaf up.