Prop­a­gate suc­cu­lents and alpines

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

Many suc­cu­lents and alpines re­pro­duce by form­ing off­sets around the mother plant. These are clones of the orig­i­nal and are there­fore an ideal method of prop­a­gat­ing it. Use a sharp, clean knife to re­move a few off­sets and pot each up in a clay pot filled with a free-drain­ing com­post con­tain­ing plenty of grit or sharp sand. Be rig­or­ous with your la­belling. This method is suit­able for a wide range of Echev­e­ria, Sem­per­vivum and Se­dum. Be­fore long, each new plant will pro­duce its own off­spring, ideal for the rock gar­den, gravel bed or pav­ing joint. Plant them out next spring. SCD

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