I’ve been meaning to write about my new hobby of growing succulents. Awhile back a friend gave me a few tubs of succulents. I immediately fell in love with them.
Succulents are very easy to care for, even for an accident-prone woman like me. It’s not a complicated hobby or a stressful one. Actually, I find tending to succulents very soothing.
The process of regrowing succulents is fairly simple. I’ll do my best to lay out out the steps.
1. Remove the plantlets, or offsets, that have sprung up alongside the mother plant or uproot the entire plant and gently tease the roots apart or twist one leaf cleanly off a stem. Replant whatever you just removed or twisted off in dirt.
2. Wait 1 day so it dries out a bit. Then water it. Make sure you don’t over water it. Continue to water about once a week.
You really don’t need to to drown your succulents. You can keep them in individual pots or put them together in a big pot. Feel free to get creative as you design your succulent landscape.
This is a wonderful activity to do with your kids as well. My 6 year old Roxy loves helping me replant my succulents. I let her help to pick out leaves to regrow or to actually do some of the transplanting. Happy succulent planting!
Dr. Jacqueline "Jax" Cheung grew up in Sacramento, California. She is a Christian Wife, Proud Mom, Major Foodie, Sacramento Native, Elk Grove Resident, Feminist, Adoption Advocate, Blogger, Freelance Writer, and Cat Lover. Jax is the owner of the award winning Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption Ministry. She is also the Editor-In-Chief of the Elk Grove Tribune, and freelances for Sacramento4Kids, and many other publications. Jax is married to Dr. Kenneth Cheung (Kenny). Jax and Kenny live in Elk Grove, California and have 2 daughters named Roxy and Carissa, and 3 cats named Mochi, Miso, and Mango. To follow her journey please like her Jax Chronicles Facebook page, follow her Instagram @jaxchronicles, follow her Twitter @jaxchronicles, or check out Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption ministry.