A great water-rooting method for succulents

WATER PROPAGATION: I think this is my favorite method! 

Partially fill a container with rocky drainage materials like expanded shale (seen here), Turface, or pumice. 

Add your callused cutting of choice then add some more rocks to help support it. 

Fill to the top of the rocks with water. While water alone doesn’t contain any nutrients, drainage materials are full of minerals your plants crave! 

Aloe Blue Elf

Once you’re happy with the root system, transfer to a fast draining soil and water it. In time, your plant will put out hardier ‘soil’ roots. 

Water rooting is best used for woodier stemmed plants from my experience. I’ve rooted Aloes, Aeoniums, Jades, and a Delosperma echinatum (Pickle Plant). I’ve also used this method for helping  to rehydrate a sad Opuntia pad that was having trouble in the heat over the summer.  

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