How To Propagate Aeonium: A Step-By-Step Guide For Growing New Plants

Aeonium is a beautiful succulent plant that can be propagated easily by using its stem cuttings. Propagation of aeoniums is an easy and inexpensive way to add more plants to your collection or to share them with friends and family. In this blog post, we will discuss step-by-step instructions on how to propagate aeonium.

Step 1: Choose the right time

The best time for propagating aeoniums is in late spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. Avoid propagating during winter as it can lead to stress on the plant due to low light levels and cold temperatures.

Step 2: Select healthy plants

Choose a healthy aeonium plant for propagation. Pick a well-established, mature plant with good foliage growth without any pest infestation or diseases.

Step 3: Prepare cutting tools

Sanitize the cutting tool before use as it helps prevent diseases from spreading while making cuts. You can use sharp scissors, pruning shears or a knife depending on your preference.

Step 4: Cut stem

Cut off one of the stems about three inches long at an angle with a clean cut through just below where leaves attach themselves onto it so they won’t fall off later on during rooting process.

Step 5: Let wounds callous over

After you have taken the cutting make sure you let it sit out in open air until both ends are dry enough (usually takes around two days). This process allows wound healing which acts as protection against harmful pathogens entering into freshly cut areas during propagation


If you are unable to prepare soil mixture beforehand then wrapping up wet paper towel around lower half inch section of stem tip followed by keeping entire thing inside plastic bag could work instead of letting wound heal naturally

Step 6: Prepare soil mixture

Prepare a well-draining soil mix, which should be slightly moist but not wet. You could use perlite or sand with potting soil to create good drainage for your aeonium cutting.

Step 7: Plant the cutting

Make a hole in the prepared soil mix using a pencil and insert the stem cuttings. Ensure that at least half of it is buried inside the mixture


To maintain moisture levels around freshly planted aeonium you can cover pot with plastic wrap until plant has established roots (usually takes three weeks)

Step 8: Provide proper care

Place your newly potted plants under bright indirect light for optimal conditions. Water lightly every few days keeping an eye on how much water is needed while making sure it’s always moist but not waterlogged.


Avoid overly watering as it could lead to root rot, dehydration or other fungal diseases

In conclusion, propagating aeoniums through stem cuttings is an easy way to acquire new plants without spending money. Keep in mind that propagation requires patience as growth rate may vary depending on temperature and humidity levels among other factors but if you are willing to go through it then soon enough you will have beautiful healthy succulent ready for display!