Succulents || Propagation

Since moving into town, Adam graciously let me pick up some succulents at Lowe’s….and he let’s me take a sneak peek to see if there are new and adorable ones basically every time we go to Fred Meyer!

We get lots of sun on our front balcony and even onto our kitchen table, so it’s a good space to keep indoor plants.  I know next to nothing about plants or gardening- although if we ever have space for a garden someday, I am committed to learning it though, because I think it’s a beautiful way to take care of your family.  My mom is an amazing gardener, and I definitely wish that I had paid more attention to her process when I had the chance.
These succulents are really just for fun, and they bring a nice bit of green to our apartment which is a blessing now- and will be even more so this winter!
When I first got the succulents, in my excitement I definitely watered them too much, but I think now I have settled into a good rhythm.

There were a few leaves that actually just fell off when I was repotting these- and I was inspired by Needles + Leaves and She Who Fears to propagate those babies instead of throwing them away!

If you want how-to’s- go to Needles + Leaves cause you’ll find lots more reliable information on that there….but I am just hear to show pretty photos of my baby succulents that have grown tons lately!

If you want how-to’s- go to Needles + Leaves cause you’ll find lots more reliable information on that there….but I am just hear to show pretty photos of my baby succulents that have grown tons lately!

The goal is to continue growing them until the mother leaf eventually dies off, and these are big enough to go into a planter of their own- or with a few other small plants.

I check every morning to see how much they have grown- and it’s cool, because you really can tell a difference day to day!  It’s pretty awesome to see an old cutting that you think nothing will come from sit on a patch of soil for weeks and weeks….and then one morning- it has bright pink roots popping out, and over time, those roots dig deep in the soil and beautiful tiny leaves start to grow.  It’s very exciting, and a neat process to watch.

It also reminds me of how God works in our lives….He is the one who causes these little plants to grow after all.  The work He does in our lives is a miracle when it seems like maybe nothing is going to grow in the hard places of our hearts…and then- one day, through His grace, we see a change in our character, a softening in our heart- or a spirit of dependence upon Him when usually we would rely on ourself.

He makes beautiful things.

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