April 15, 2013

Rooting Cut Succulents

Succulents are terrific plants that are quite popular with plant enthusiasts.  Succulents are plants that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, for the purpose of retaining water in arid  climates or soil conditions.  They are able to store water in various structures, such as leaves and stems.  Because of their unique and interesting colors and structures, succulents are also very popular in the flower trade.  Just before Easter, I made a trip to the New York City flower district to purchase flowers for my home, and I bought some beautiful cut succulents, as well.  Another great thing about succulents is that they root very easily, so rather than toss these cut plants along with the faded flowers, I asked Ryan, my gardener, to root them up for potted plants.  Here's how it's done.