How can I propagate flapjack succulent?

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Kalanchoe luciae and the less common K. thyrsiflora  are both known as flapjack plant or paddle plant due to their flat, round stacks of leaves. They are succulent plants that need full sun and very well-drained soil. Propagation is done by tip cuttings in the spring.

Allow the cuttings to dry out for a week or more until the cut edge forms a callus before inserting in the soil to reduce the chance of rot. Use a mixture of sharp sand and peat in three inch pots to start your cuttings. Keep them in indirect bright light in a warm location. Once roots take hold and new top growth begins, transplant your little plants to a standard succulent mixture in pots with drain holes and treat as you would a mature plant.

These plants can also be propagated by offset or leaf cutting. Use the same technique as above but it is only necessary to place the offset or leaf on the soil after allowing the wound to dry, rather than inserting the plant material into the soil.

Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service

  • Last Updated Jan 04, 2022
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  • Answered By Leslie Coleman

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