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How to propagate Crassula marginalis rubra variegated succulent plant

Crassula rubra variegated, aka calico kitten is a popular succulent due to it's lovely deep pink leaves making it a classic succulent for hanging planters.

This also happens to be one of the easiest succulents to propagate for new pots of lovely pink and green leaves to give to friends and family or to hoard for yourself!

Here's how I propagate these plants. There are other ways to do this but this is the method I've had the most success with so far.

Step 1: trim a strand from a parent plant, or use several cuttings of a single strand.

Step 2: prepare a pot and fill with soil almost to the top (leave about half an inch). Make sure you use well draining soil made for succulents. Here I've used a 30/70 soil and lechuza pon mix.

Step 3: lay the cuttings on top of the soil and press in gently. Then cover the cuttings with more soil until you can just see the leaves peeking out.

This will ensure the cutting has enough soil surrounding it to encourage root growth.

Step 5: Now you wait! Within a couple weeks the cutting should start rooting at the points where it has contact with soil.

Within 4-6 weeks (depending on the time of year) you should start to see new leaves popping out above the soil. This is when you can start watering lightly. In no time you'll have a full pot and a great start to a new hanging planter!

Here's a pot I recently propagated, which took about 6 months to get to this point:

Happy propagating!

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