January: Propagating Succulents

Many succulents produce baby plants (pups) around the mother plant.  To grow plants from these pups, pull the soil back from the plant to cut the pup off where it joins the mother plant.  Leave the pup exposed to the air for a couple of days so that the bottom develops a callus.  Pot up by setting the stem of the pup into a suitable growing medium.   Leave room to cover the growing medium with a layer of gritty material.  Water for the first time after 3 days.