To propagate or to not propagate
by Adri Zhao
(New York, NY)
The original plant , growing new leaves at the cut
I'm a beginner plant enthusiast and I decided to start with the "simple and easy" succulent.
I've bought a succulent at a local super market and didn't think too much of it. Since it was summer I left it outside to get some sun, especially because my plant looked a bit leggy. I live in New York and this summer, we got a couple of rainy days, but I checked the succulent periodically. After 2 months, I noticed it had grown and I decided to play around with propagating the plant.
I plucked out the leaves and left them on 2 different trays with succulent soil. It's been a four weeks and most of them have grown roots and have tiny plant babies already, but I realized that my plant might be infected and the brown, dry spots on the underside of the leaves were not sunburn, as I initially thought.
Should I continue with the propagation or terminate, as I read the infection could spread to other plants? I also read that these spots may not affect the plant, but only cause deformation, is it worth it to continue?