Echeveria purpusorum is a small succulent with tight, usually solitary rosettes that occasionally produce few offsets. The rosettes slowly…
Echeveria has a reputation as being one of the easiest succulents to propagate due to their ease of care. They can be easily propagated with seeds, cuttings, or offsets. So, you have plenty of options to create new plants to expand your garden or give to loved ones.
When it comes to slow-growing succulents like E. purpusorum , seeds are not the ideal propagation method for impatient gardeners. However, if you’ve never used this method of propagation before, it can be fun to experiment with.
Seeds are readily available for purchase on the internet, or you can try collecting seeds from your own plants after they bloom. If you’re feeling really ambitious, you can also try creating your own hybrid by cross-pollinating your E. purpursorum with another compatible succulent.
Once you have your seeds in hand, simply sow them in moist soil and cover them with a humidity dome or layer of plastic wrap to keep them moist. You’ll need to keep the soil moist, but not overly wet to encourage germination. Too much moisture may cause the seeds to rot.
Once the seedlings appear above the surface of the soil, you can remove the dome or plastic wrap to help get rid of excess moisture. For the first few weeks, the seedlings need the soil to be kept a bit moister than you would with a mature plant.
After the seedlings seem like they’ve established themselves, you can allow the soil to dry out between watering. At this point, the seedlings can be treated as you would a mature Echeveria.
Echeveria purpusorum can be propagated by using a leaf or stem cuttings. Leaf cuttings take a bit more time to mature than stem cuttings, but with the right techniques, both can be successful.
When taking cuttings, it’s crucial to use sharp, sterile tools. A knife or pair of shears or scissors will work well. Sharp, sterile tools are recommended to minimize damage to your plants and prevent infection by fungus or bacteria.
After you’ve collected your Echeveria cuttings, it’s recommended to allow the cuttings to rest for a few days to allow the cuts to callous before planting. This helps prevent the wounds from being infected once they’re introduced to the soil.
Once the cuttings appear calloused, you can plant them in soil. There’s no need to water the cuttings for the first few days or weeks when they have no roots. Once the cuttings begin to sprout roots, you can start watering them as normal.
If you’re feeling brave, you can also try water propagation . Rather than putting your cuttings in the soil right away, they’re grown in water until they have adequate roots to be transplanted. Some gardeners swear by this propagation method while others prefer the traditional use of soil.
Offset division is another common method of Echeveria purpusorum propagation. When kept under ideal conditions, Echeveria will produce pups, or offsets, around their base. These tiny plants are easily removed using your fingers or a sharp knife or pair of shears.
The point of separation should be as close to the mother plant as possible to preserve as much of the pup’s roots as possible. Offsets are especially easy to care for because you can begin treating them as mature plants right away.
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