Beginner Leaf Propagation - 10 Easy Species To Propagate

I wanted to write a little post for those of you who are new to growing succulents. Leaf propagation is a wonderful option as it is an affordable way to grow many species of succulents. It does take some patience but is a very rewarding process.

Almost all succulents can be propagated by leaf, however some species propagate easier and quicker than others. Which make them perfect for beginners. These are not the only 10 species which propagate easily, there are plenty more than this!

The order of these succulents are not specific, they all propagate quickly and easily. 

#1 - Echeveria Lilacina - She is a classic succulent with a gorgeous pale blue rosette

#2 - Graptosedum Vera Higgins - Loved for her coloring, she can stress to a bright red/pink. 

#3 - Graptopetalum Paraguayense 'Ghost Plant' - another classic succulent everyone needs to have in their garden! I think she is the fastest growing and propagating succulent. I always have a 100% success rate with this one. 

Graptopetalum Paraguayense 'Ghost Plant' Leaf Cutting


#4 - Echeveria Exotic (E. Laui x E. Topsy Turvy) - a more rare succulent but not fussy at all. She has great genes from her parents and is one of my favorite plants. 

#5 - Graptosedum Francesco Baldi - a quick grower, I also have always had a 100% success rate propagating it!

#6 - Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg - another classic succulent which also propagates wonderfully

#7 - Graptopetalum Mendozae - a cute rosette plant which grows small but oh so quickly and cutely.

Graptopetalum Mendozae Leaf Propagation

#8 - Sedum Burrito - a very quick growing Sedum plant, eventually once it gets big enough it will become a trailing plant. 

#9 - Graptoveria Lulu (E. Laui x E. Rusbyi) - another more rare succulent which is an easy plant to care for. 

#10 - Graptoveria Fred Ives - grows into a very large specimen. 

Graptoveria Fred Ives Leaf Propagation


I hope these 10 species can give you a little inspiration to try leaf propagation! 

Just a little disclaimer: Propagation can depend on a lot of things, and some leaves propagate great for some people and others don't get the same results. These are the ones that have worked for me, likely they will also propagate great for you as well, but there is always a slim chance that they may not be successful. If you don't succeed the first time, don't be afraid to try again. The first few times I attempted propagation I also was not successful!