The other day I did some pruning of the terrarium succulents, leaving me with lots of propagation material.
Here's what I did with this pile of trimmings.
I started by removing the dead leaves from the echeveria:
They didn't pull off as easily as I had hoped, so I didn't get all of them. Enough to get some clear lengths of stems though.
Pretty pile of leaves!
This one looks a bit shriveled:
Not sure that it will be okay, but I hope so.
Both large pieces of the kalanchoe...
...were cut into smaller pieces:
I wasn't putting much effort into this, nor was I being too careful. They are succulents after all, and my experience with them told me that almost every part will root and survive.
The cats were getting curious:
I think they liked the fuzzy leaves, or maybe the kalanchoe has an attractive scent when cut?
Now planting... so simple.
The echeveria stems were all put into the same pot:
Except for the biggest rosette:
And a couple of stems:
The kalanchoe were put into individual pots...
...but I also crammed three or four or five into bigger pots.
I used a standard peat-based potting mix with a little more perlite added, and a lot of course sand -- drainage is pretty important, even though these won't be getting too much water on my growing table.
I'm hoping to have a really nice succulent display on the deck next summer.
(Note that I'm procrastinating on removing the cactus from the terrarium. I suppose I'll have to do that soon though...)