Introduction: Fancy Succulent Planting

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Want to make new succulent plantings from one plant? As long as you include the roots, you can keep growing new succulents off your original plant!

Step 1: Ingredients

*Base succulent

*Glass jar

*Aquarium marbles

*Potting soil

*Water and sun

*Love

Step 2: Get a Base Succulent

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The most important factor in getting a base succulent is to find one that has multiple plantings in one pot. It's a lot harder to try and coax a new succulent to bloom when you're dealing with only one set of roots.

Step 3: Get an Empty Glass Container

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I'm a fan of recycling my candle jars into cute little succulent plantings. I've found that if you use soy based candles it's a lot easier to completely clean out the glass jar. Other fun options are Pyrex dishes, mason jars, and pint glasses!

Step 4: Use Aquarium Marbles for the Oooh Factor

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Be wild. Be bold. Be creative. Use aquarium marbles like I did, or a bunch of colorful buttons, or even pennies (when that piggy bank is too precious to waste space with semi-useless currency). Fill your container about 1/3-1/2.

Step 5: Add Potting Soil

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Add potting soil to your glass container-- right on top of your marbles! Try to limit the mess. Good luck with that.

Step 6: Gently Remove Your Succulent Chunk

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Make sure to keep the roots attached to the piece that you remove from the base plant. While I do believe that succulents are capable of many things, spontaneous regeneration without roots is not one of them. But I could be wrong. The most important thing is to be gentle!

Step 7: Plant That Baby

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Carefully place the baby chunk into your glass pot and then add potting soil around it, tamping down the soil so that the succulent is firmly in place. Leave a little bit of room at the top so that when you add water it doesn't immediately overflow.

Step 8: Maintenance

Add a little bit of water, place in a sunny spot, and walk away. Your baby plant does NOT need water daily. Not even weekly. This is a desert plant, people! The beautiful part of using glass as a pot is that you can see water buildup at the bottom. Do not add more water when there's still some in the glass. I tend to water my succulents about once every 10 days to 2 weeks.

Step 9: Wow, Pretty

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Prepare to bask in the compliments.

Comments

seamster (author)2016-08-23

Nice and easy! Thanks for sharing the process :)

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