Making More Plants to Love: Rooting Succulents in Water

by Barbara-

When you think of succulents, you think ‘drier soil’. At least that is what I think. So when it came to me to try rooting succulents by water I was very curious to try it. I’ve never attempted that before. I usually just leave the leaves to root in air or place cut stems in soil after they have calloused.


I had a giant ‘Woolly Rose” that needed a beheading. As soon as I cut it, i removed some of the lower leaves and placed it in a small glass of water. I didn’t even let it callous because I thought the likelihood of rotting was minimal. After about a week or two, I noticed a small root on the stem and not long after a whole load followed. Easy. I’m yet to put it in soil.

Have you tried propagating succulents by rooting them in water?


Hi, I’m Barbara and I’m a little obsessed with house plants. I share my house plant adventures in the hopes of inspiring you to continue to enjoy the greens in your home. And if you have no plants (yet!) I hope this blog inspires you to add some green to your home. So go on! Try it! I think you might quite like it. And who knows? You may end up being … obsessed too.

1 Comment

  1. tricia

    Hi!! I live in Ks and would like to know if i can propagate now because my succulents are not looking to healthy and i would like to get some new plants. Please send me a reply through my email. Much thanks!!

    08 . Aug . 2016

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