How to propagate gasteraloe, gasterias (and other species from aloe family)

Hello my lovely fellow succ lovers!

This time I would like to show you my method of propagation which works for gasterias, gasteraloe and other species from aloe family (unfortunately aloe is hardest specie to propagate from leaves… but yes – it is possible).

This method works great also for Kalanchoe and Cotyledon species.

During the last few years I tested few methods, and as for echeverias, sedeverias, sedums, graptoverias etc. the best option seems to be just laying the leaves on the dirt or wet cotton, for aloe family better method is to stick leaves into the soil. In case of aloe family – you must remember to let the leaves callus for longer – at least one week.

Gasteraloe Flow leaves

Then you can stick them into regular cactus soil (must be dry), and forget about them


If it’s very dry, you can spray them sometimes.

For all species from aloe family you must be very patient – it can take a good few months for them to grow the roots and even longer to grow the leaves but it works!

A lot of babies…
…and even more babies

I hope it helps some of you

Happy growing!

How To: Plant Succulent and cactus seeds

Hello fellow succulent person! Recently I saw lots of questions on this topic, so obviously I have to make a tutorial on it. So let’s get started!

This post will be divided into sections/chapters, so it will be easier to find what you’re looking for (I hope)

Part One- Obtaining the Seeds

To plant them, you obviously need to get them from somewhere. There are a few options. Polinating, Finding or buying. For this I am using ones I found from my own anacampseros plant. (Make sure NOT to buy echeveria seeds, they have an expiration date of three days, and after that only a few will grow)

Here Is a guide on how to polinate.

Part Two- Supplies

To do this you will need a few supplies-

•Plastic container with clear lid

•Cactus Soil

•Seedling Soil (I’ll show you how to make it)

•Spray Bottle (with water)

•A warm place to keep them

•A drill, Rotary Carver, or scissors

•A paper towl

•Be Paciente

(Drill or make a few small holes into the bottom of the containter, for drainage)

How to make seedling soil

Get a sift (the ones used for four). Put cactus soil in it, and sift it. This might take a while, but you only need a little. You should get some Perlite, bark, pebble, and cocoa fiber free soil.

Part Three- Planting

Place a piece of paper towl down on the bottom of the container. Spray it with water until it lays down flat. Get regular cactus soil and at a layer that is two inches or one and a half deep at the bottom of the container.

Get your seeds and sprinkle them evenly around of the soil.

Sprinkle a very thin layer of seedling soil over the seeds.

Mist the whole thing with water

Then close the lid and keep them in a warm dark place, preferably indoors. Check on them every second day and soray them with water every second day.

Wait a few weeks, it might even take months for some species. But eventually they should start growing.

Hope you enjoyed my technique. Hope you’re babys grow!