If you’ve been following along on our social media, then you know we’ve been sharing the deets about succulent propagation! (Basically, we’ve been giving how-to instructions on how to ultimately consume your entire home with succulents.) Propagating succulents is super simple, and this little crate home is a sweet way to get things started without sacrificing style. Popsicle stick crafts will never get old, so feel free to add your own touch of color or glitter to the sticks if you feel like spicing your succulent babies up!
Time: 25 minutes
- 10-20 succulent cuttings (pieces of succulents you’ve snipped from a ‘parent’ plant to grow a new succulent)
- Popsicle sticks
- Wate resistant glue
Building Your Crate
- Cut both ends off the popsicle stick, about 1/4 inch off each side
- Cut 16 more making sure they are all the same size
- Place two popsicle sticks flat and put a dime size amount of glue on all 4 ends
- Add two popsicle sticks upright to each side, connecting all four corners
- Line popsicle sticks to the top, making a second “layer”. Leave a little bit of room between for goodies later!
- Flip over once dry and add a popsicle stick going straight down the middle for support
- On the second side, line popsicle sticks on that side as well
- Add moss to the inside of the crate (we used scissors to help stuff it in the cracks)
- Add your cuttings to all rows, careful not to damage any dried roots
- Take a photo! Show off your #SucculentCrate and tag us #Sucstu on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter so we can see how it turned out!
- Succulents require bright, indirect light. Think 6-8 hours a day.
- Let the cuttings dry out for 2-3 days so they dry out and their stems callous over. After 2-3 days, spritz sparingly with a water bottle, about every few days. After 2-3 weeks, they will shoot new roots and need soil homes!
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