Baby Bunny Bellies, also known as String of Pearls Succulent or Senecio Rowleyanus, is a popular indoor plant. This succulent has small round leaves that look like tiny green pearls and it’s very easy to propagate. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about propagating Baby Bunny Bellies.
What is propagation?
Propagation means to reproduce or multiply a plant by taking cuttings from the mother plant and planting them in soil or water until they develop roots and grow into new plants.
Method 1: Propagating Baby Bunny Bellies in Water
The first method of propagating Baby Bunny Bellies is through water propagation. To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: Take healthy cuttings with at least three leaves from the mother plant.
Step 2: Remove any excess leaves near the base of your cutting.
Step 3: Place your cutting in a jar filled with water so that only the bottom third of the stem is submerged.
Step 4: Change out the water every few days to keep it fresh.
Step 5: Wait for roots to appear (this can take anywhere from two weeks up to six weeks).
Step 6: Once you see roots growing at least an inch long, transplant your propagated string of pearls into soil.
Method 2: Propagating Baby Bunny Bellies in Soil
Another way you can propagate baby bunny bellies is through soil propagation. Here’s how:
Step 1 – Prepare potting mix:
Prepare well-draining potting mix such as cactus mix mixed with perlite/sand/gravel which helps drainage & air flow around delicate strings pearl-like foliage.
Step2- Cut The Right Portion:
Take healthy cuttings having at least three beads/pearls along its length always make sure not too much pressure while pulling off so fragile tendrils don’t break away easily
Step 3 – Let It Dry Out:
Allow the cutting to dry out for a day or two, ensuring that the wound has been sealed, which means it’s now ready for planting.
Step 4- Plant The Cutting In Soil
Insert the cutting in soil in such a way that at least one bead/pearl must be buried under soil & remaining beads above should not touch soil surface.
• Keep your propagated Baby Bunny Bellies in bright indirect light.
• Avoid over-watering, as this succulent thrives well in well-drained soil and low humidity conditions.
• Be mindful of pests like mealybugs and spider mites.
Propagating Baby Bunny Bellies is an excellent way to expand your plant collection without having to buy new ones. With either method mentioned above, you can quickly grow new plants with minimal effort. Plus, watching those little pearls grow roots is quite satisfying! Happy propagating!