Succulents have taken the world by storm, and they’re certainly one of the trendiest plants for the home! This is because succulents are very easy to care for, are perfect for small spaces, and they give your home a clean and tidy look! Today we’ll be looking at how to propagate key lime pie succulents, which are South African succulents that have a reddish tint in bright light.
These South African natives have plump, fan-shaped leaves that are edged with crinkles. You may also know these plants as crinkle leaf succulent plants. Keep reading to learn how to propagate key lime pie succulents!
Propagate Key Lime Pie Succulents
- Start by holding a lower leaf of the plant and gentle wiggling it back and forth until it comes loose from the parent plant.
- Make sure that while you do this you’re not tearing the plant or the leaf.
- Set the leaf aside for a few days until the end dries out and forms a callus.
- It’s very important for a callus to form, otherwise the leaf will absorb too much moisture and will rot and die.
- Fill a small pot with potting soil that’s specifically formulated for cacti and succulents. OR, you can make your own succulent soil.
- Now just lay the callused leaf on top of the soil.
- Place the pot in indirect light, and avoid direct, bright light.
- Mist the soil with water whenever the soil is dry.
Caring for Key Lime Pie Succulents:
- Once established, key lime pie succulents will require little care.
- Place them in full, direct sunlight once fully grown.
- If you live in a very warm climate, be sure they get afternoon shade instead of sun.
- During growing season, water the plant on a regular basis – whenever the soil is dry to the touch.
- The key lime pie succulent is hardy to 25F (-4C).
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