The simple way to manifest your single succulent into a full-on garden


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Once you’re set with the whole keeping-your-succulents-alive business, it’s time to expand your plant-lady horizons and transform your handful of green-y babies into a full-on garden. Well, good news: The process for multiplying succulents is easier than you may have assumed—and a green thumb isn’t required.

According to Apartment Therapy, there are two main methods for propagating your succulents. First, check for “pups”—AKA baby plants—that pop up around the base of the main plant. The pups can easily be cut or twisted off, left out for a day, then replanted. And if there aren’t any pups, you can—simply!—create new plants from existing ones.

To build your succulents jungle, break a leaf off the plant, leave it out for a few days to heal, then plant it in a soil-filled ceramic or terra-cotta pot with a drainage hole.

To build your succulents jungle, break a leaf off the plant, leave it out for a few days to heal, then plant it in a soil-filled ceramic or terra-cotta pot with a drainage hole. If you want to grow several blooms in one single pot, spreading them out is key. Overcrowding isn’t good for anyone or anything, these little guys included. Also, don’t overwhelm the baby succulents and wait a couple days before watering so their roots can heal.(Overwatering is a common way to accidentally hurt the teeny plants, after all.)

With these easy-to-follow tips, you’ll be the proud mama of a succulent garden soon, making every day feel like a summer-y oasis inside your home sanctuary.

These plants don’t need dirt, water, or even a potseriously. Not into real plants? You’re in luck thanks to Urban Outfitters’ new collection.

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