Propagate Like Rabbits

In the early spring, I grabbed an ‘Angelina’ Stonecrop at Home Depot to stick in one of many small cracks near the waterfall.

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Over just a few months, it has doubled in size.  Which is fantastic, but there’s a bonus to planting these, and most other varieties of succulents.

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Little branch-type off shoots grow from the main stems.  Sometimes, they fall off if bumped or watered too heavily.

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Rather than letting those tiny stems die, I gather them off the ground.

And poke the ends in wet soil.

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If misted with water daily, they set up roots to form another plant.

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As areas fill in, I’ve spread the fallen pieces around the waterfall.  Filling in cracks to add bright greenery to break up the spans of rocks.

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I haven’t had a need to try this with the ‘Autumn Joy’ Sedum, but I know this also works with Blue Spruce Sedum.  Deer have trampled those to eat the flowers.  Rooting those fallen stems is a crazy easy way to spread the love and save some moolah.

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