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aeonium cuneatum cuttings


By sandra


its time to take cuttings of my succulents. especialy the ones that have grown too big to take inside.~(running out of room)

the side shoots have taken a year to grow. this year they have produced lots of new shoots

first decide how many side shoots your going to remove. use a sharp secetures.

strip back the leaves on the cutting, to show the stem.

my potting media is made from 50% peat-free multipurpose compost mixed with 50% sand. fill 3-4 inch pots and push in cutting. firm the compost around the new plant.

repeat repeat….

it takes till spring to fill the pots with roots and then you can repot…

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Thanks for this information Sandra. I hope my new Aeoniums Amy gave me will grow shoots next year so I can take cuttings of them.

15 Oct, 2008


Thanks for this blog. Good descriptions. Good photos.:o)

Is it important to water these from underneath, so that water doesn't sit in the top parts?

15 Oct, 2008


during the warmer weather its not important. the most important thing is to keep them dry in the very cold weather. with the big ones like cuneatum i tip them over on their sides in the winter if they're outside..

15 Oct, 2008


Hi Sandra. I've spent the past three days trying to put my Succulents into safety. Had planted several in the Garden where they grew even bigger. The Aeoniums and Crassulas have grown top heavy. Like you I sell a few now and again but can't resist propagating them, so now have far too many of totally unsaleable potfuls. If we get a hard Winter no doubt the problem will be solved.
I may even have vivsited your Nursery . At one time we had a Cottage at Nevern and used to spend our Holidays visiting all the local Nurseries. We were good friends with Eric Leah, who was one of the nearest to us. at Nevern.

16 Oct, 2008


Many thanks for this, Sandra. This may well be an important point of reference for me in future.

18 Oct, 2008


I would add. Course sand. Or Perlite. I also use a Coco fibre product that seems to work out well.

14 Dec, 2008

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