Replanted piece....did I do it right?

Yesterday while looking for plants and there was a peace of a plant that looked healthy, I asked if I could take it they said yes so I brought it home and replanted it in a cactus well draining soil but I am not sure I did it correctly.........
q replanted piece did i do it right, gardening
q replanted piece did i do it right, gardening
  13 answers
  • Lavende Lavende on Apr 17, 2014
    The larger piece looks good, it should start sprouting roots in a couple of weeks if you water correctly. For the smaller pieces, I'd suggest laying them on their side instead of pushing the end into the soil. When their ends are pushed in they tend to rot instead of grow. Instead, place them on top of the soil, curved end up, and they should make a small flower on the top surface and shoot roots out from the bottom. Good luck!
  • Ann Peters Ann Peters on Apr 17, 2014
    Succulents spread pretty easily, so I agree that they should be ok.
  • Emma Dorsey Emma Dorsey on Apr 17, 2014
    I picked up a few pieces of the floor at one of the home stores and brought them home and stuck them in a small cup of dirt and they are already putting out babies. They are so easy to grow!
  • Kristy Kristy on Apr 17, 2014
    so just lay them on top of the dirt? Should I water them?
  • Kristy Kristy on Apr 17, 2014
    Can anyone tell me what this plant maybe? I know its a succulent.
  • LB LB on Apr 17, 2014
    Just keep it moist buy not overly because mold can grow at least here in FL. My Mom has them growing in the open jar pot and they look so pretty. I will try to find out what they are?
  • Lavende Lavende on Apr 17, 2014
    Yes, just lay them on top of the dirt. I know, it sounds strange but I've tried both and had much better success with just putting them there! I wrote an article about it not long ago:
  • Kim Burns Kim Burns on Apr 17, 2014
    yes it is called hens and chicks
  • Kristy Kristy on Apr 17, 2014
    are there a verity of hens and chicks?
    • Mari Dots Mari Dots on Apr 18, 2014
      @Kristy huge variety of hen and chicks.. tons of them! lol All are fun and pretty to look at tho, I'm just having a little success with mine, I think I tend to over water them and they end up rotting.
  • Claudia Claudia on Apr 19, 2014
    Your succulent is an Echeveria. If you Google it, you will see dozens of pictures on the various websites. They prefer bright light and dryer soil. Be careful....succulents are very addictive!
  • Kristy Kristy on Apr 19, 2014
    Ha! I wish someone would have told me this before I bought I have about 8 of them and I saw more that I want to get!
    • Sheryl Sheryl on Apr 19, 2014
      @Kristy Be ever so careful picking up any plants pieces from these major Home Improvement stores. I worked for one of the greenhouses caring for the plants at one of them. They arrested a lady right in front of me for doing that. I was so shocked, .I quit doing the work I love so much because of that and the fact that we couldn't mark down perfectly healthy plants till they sold. We had to throw them in the dumpster. We could have donated them to assisted living centers,schools.Sorry for the long rant.... just a FYI
  • Kristy Kristy on Apr 20, 2014
    Oh by all means I ask before I take!
  • Cheryl Blanchette Cheryl Blanchette on Jun 20, 2016
    Did the ends dry out before you planted? they should with little hairs roots coming out. Also I found out the hard way you should plant them in dryish soil and don't water til they are rooted