Please help - I unsuccessfully propagated two succulents

I cut the top off two plate size echieverias and laid them on the patio table in the shade. About 4-5 days later I repotted them, I mixed cactus/succulent soil with perlite. Two days later the leaves started drooping on both plants, they have now completely drooped. I am so disappointed and hate to lose these two beauties. Does anyone have tips for growing succulents from cuttings?


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    They can still recover. Keep them in the shade and keep them spritzed lightly to stay hydrated. Did you cut off the ends before planting them?

  • Brenda Brenda on Jun 17, 2018
    Take cutting let scab over in the house away from the sun. 3 days or so
    Lay on soil in window.Only mist. Easy with the water.

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    • Brenda Brenda on Jun 21, 2018
      As soon as they show any root,i use plastic fork to remove them then use a sharp pencil make hole in new pot. Barely cover roots & water keep shaded till you get a little more growth. Never overwater. They don't have to be wet everyday. Roots have to have oxygen in btwn watering

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 17, 2018
    I never just leave stuff laying out for 4-5 days for repotting unless I wrap roots in wet paper towels with plastic over it. Chalk it up to learning experience. Keep them, they may recover.