RL Tips: How to Propagate Succulents

If you love succulents, learn this easy process to multiply your plants and save yourself some extra cash


Succulents are great plants to have in the home. They’re affordable, easy to care for, and simply cute. They can also burn a hole in your pocket, unless you know where to buy them cheap. You may also want to learn how to propagate them.

Not only are these tiny plants easy to care for, they’re easy to propagate as well. So if you love cacti or any type of succulent, you might want to learn how to multiply them so you won't have to buy a single pot again.

  • X-Acto knife
  • Shallow tray or container
  • Soil
  • Spray bottle
  • Using the X-Acto knife, slice off leaves from your well-grown succulents; making sure the leaves are ripe and healthy.
  • Lay the leaves on a piece of cloth or paper towel to allow them to dry. Dry them out for 1-3 days.
  • After the drying process, place some soil, at least one inch in depth, into your shallow tray or container. Moisten the soil with some water using the spray bottle. 


  • Place your leaves onto the soil without submerging or pushing them in. Just simply lay them on top of the soil.
  • Sprinkle some water onto the leaves.
  • Wait for the leaves to grow roots and new leaves. This could take as long as a month or so.


RL Tip: Moisten the soil only when it has dried. You don’t want to water the soil too much, it will rot the leaves. 


More on

RL Tips: Decorative Arrangements for the Home

3 Ways to Use Plants at Home

RL Tips: Create an Organized Gardening Station


Latest Stories

This Lady's Closet Is 3,000 Square Feet In Size

Would you believe this enormous closet has three floors of designer bags and clothes, and a champagne bar, too?

The Birdhouse in El Nido Is A Paradise on Its Own

Elevate your island experience in this boutique glamping hotel that offers not just a breathtaking view, but a close encounter with nature, too

Take A Peek Inside The Beach Houses and Resorts Owned by Celebs

These relaxing sanctuaries are perfect for well-deserved vacations

The Multitasking Kitchen Appliance You Need at Home

With this on your countertop, you can accomplish tons of tasks in a breeze

We’ve Discovered 5 New Stores for Your Plant Needs

Tap the Instagram icon on your phone and give these shops a follow

There’s More To This Mysterious Island Than The Moriones Festival

Many visit Marinduque for its famous Holy Week festival, but the MIMAROPA island is a treasure trove of heritage homes, artistry, and delicious food.

8 Cultural Spots in Negros You Can Visit This Summer

This Southern region holds many (sweet!) surprises such as a bakery in a centuries-old building and an art gallery in an ancestral house

Get Fresh, Tropical-Filipino Inspiration From This Store

These pieces will remind you of nostalgic summers in your lolo and lola's home

5 Ways To Redecorate Your Home Without Shopping

For starters, you can try these pro-approved tips

Avoid A High Electricity Bill This Summer While Keeping Your Home Cool

You don't need to leave the AC unit turned on 24/7

How I Moved Out of the Family Home and Survived Living Alone

A young photojournalist shares the triumphs and struggles of living independently

This House in Pasig Has Been Under Renovation For Years

Architect Pierre Briones transformed a dated property into a stunning home filled with wooden touches, designer pieces, and handpicked accessories
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!