Succulent Log Update

I posted some garden photos a while back and the succulent log in one of the photos has now really taken off. From some small succulents planted up - they are now filling out to the point where I can pull some leaves off and make new plants. If you take the leaf off cleanly, leave it to dry for a few days, you will see little roots start to grow at the base of the leaf. Pop into some cacti potting mix (or mix some sand into your potting mix as it needs to be free draining) and you can multiply your plants. Give some away or swap with your friends and neighbours for some of their plants!

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • Jane
    on Nov 9, 2018

    Now that your succulents have grown in what happens when they overgrow the log? Can succulents be divided?

  • Carol Raczka
    on Dec 7, 2018

    Will they freeze

    • Carole
      on Dec 8, 2018

      Depends where you live and the climate. These haven't done.

  • Judith LePage
    on May 28, 2019

    I'm making a succulent garden in a terrarium and I want to raise a couple of succulents so it creates an uneven look. Would it be better to place succulents on stacked rocks or cover a box with moss and place succulent in a carved out box?

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  • Danit Felber
    on Mar 23, 2017

    This is the kind of simple idea I would never be able to think of myself. Absolutely gorgeous!
    • Carole
      on Mar 23, 2017

      Thank you. It works well as the smaller growing succulents do not need very deep soil.

  • Sirkku
    on May 18, 2017

    Great idea, thanks for sharing
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