But during the winter, it's a different story. This time of year succulents are in a dormant state, and getting them to root is much more challenging.
Well, I recently discovered a way to root succulent cuttings during the winter - and it was completely by accident. Here's how it happened.
|Succulents on window ledge|
As you can see, I have this wonderful ledge next to my south facing window where my succulent collection lives during the winter. A while back, I found a leaf that had fallen off one of these succulents. To my surprise, this leaf had roots and new growth!
|Rooted succulent leaf cutting|
When the leaf fell from the plant, it landed on the adjacent window frame.
It's a cold but sunny spot, where the leaf received moisture from condensation on the window.
I was intrigued, I wanted to see if this was a fluke or something that would work all the time.
|Propagated succulent leaf cuttings|
So I took a few more pieces that had fallen off various plants and put them on the window frame.
Sure enough, they all rooted too.
After a few weeks, these succulent leafs started to put on new growth and the roots became fuller.
Woohoo!! This is going to be my new method for propagating succulents during the winter.
If you find it difficult to propagate succulents during the winter, give this method a try. If it works for you, stop back and let me know.
|Rooting succulents on window frame|