Propagation of Succulent

by Lou
(Hoboken, NJ, USA)

Potting Mix

Potting Mix

Hi Jacki,

I am planning on propagating the succulent piece in the photo below by placing the piece on a bed of potting mix soil below.

I have grow lights and windows facing east and west. Should I place soil + succulent under the grow lights or in front of any of the windows?

Thanks

Lou

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Mar 23, 2021
Light
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

The best light is natural, but it's even better lengthened by grow lights. Is it possible to do both? That would be ideal. If not, I would go

1st choice: west window
2nd choice: grow lights
3rd choice: east window

Mar 23, 2021
Window Facings
by: Lou

Thanks Jackie

I can do a combination of natural light and grow light

the natural light will be from sunup to sundown ... how many additional hours outside of sunup to sundown would i need to put the succulent cutting under the grow light ?

thanks

lou

Mar 23, 2021
12 hours
by: Jacki

12 hours of light would be ideal. If you could put the lights near the west window, then put them to come on early in the morning and then go off after 8pm, the additional natural light will be perfect.

Mar 23, 2021
Let there be light
by: Lou

Thanks Jacki

Sorry I didn't explain myself properly. I only can do natural light OR grow lights.. I can't do both simultaneously. I can do natural light for a period and then move the succulent and do grow light for another period.

What would you recommend?

Thanks

Lou

Mar 23, 2021
Another thing
by: Jacki

Just looking at the picture of your lights. These are not going to work, they need to be a maximum of about four inches from the foliage of the plant.

Mar 23, 2021
Another thing
by: Jacki

I would use the natural light then - the grow lights would not be enough.

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