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Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,737
I'm interested in propagating some Echeveria rosettes.
Should they be removed ,and left to callus over like aeoniums, or planted immediately?
Any help would be much appreciated


  • Bee witchedBee witched Posts: 1,264
    Hi @Hostafan1,

    I grow Echiveria imbricata, and find it really easy to create new plants.
    They tend to climb out of the pots a bit, so I just snap a bit off and pull off any dead leaves. This will give you enough of a stem length to put into gritty compost and away you go.

    One big pot I had succumbed to vine veevil last year ... but all the rootless bits were saved and potted up. They've all come away, and some have made nice gifts for friends and neighbours.

    So I find them pretty bomb-proof really.

    Good luck.
    Bee x
    Gardener and beekeeper in beautiful Scottish Borders  

    A single bee creates just one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,737
    Many thanks.
    I'll add it to the list of chores. 
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