On March 10th we held a workshop on how to propagate succulents. Succulents are great fun to watch grow, very low maintenance, and can take up very little space. They can even be grown indoors, so if you don't have a garden outside you don't have to miss out!
First off we learnt how to grow new plants from existing ones via leaf and stem cuttings. Most succulents will propagate like this, and all you have to do is cut off a stem or gently remove a leaf, let it sit for a few days to callous over at the end, then place in (stem cuttings) or on (leaf cuttings) some potting mix. It can take a few weeks, but eventually roots will form and you'll have a new plant.
We also learnt how to divide types of succulents that produce 'pups', i.e. new baby plants off the side. This is another easy way to get a whole new plant from an existing one.
Some of the succulents we propagated went home with participants, while others went into the greenhouse to grow. We're developing quite a range of succulents to use for future workshops!
We also had a bit of a garden tour and working bee after the workshop. It was brilliant to meet so many new and passionate people. Thanks for coming!
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