Bear Paw Succulent Propagation Guide (High Success Rate)

Have you laid eyes on the cute and fuzzy Bear Paw succulent? With its thick, velvety leaves shaped like tiny paws, it’s an irresistible addition to any indoor garden or succulent collection. But did you know you can easily multiply these cuddly plants at home? Read on to discover three simple ways to propagate your very own Bear Paw succulent babies!

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How To Propagate Bear Paw Succulent

Whether you’re an experienced green thumb or just getting started, propagating Bear Paw succulent is a piece of cake. You can choose from three methods – cuttings, leaves, or seeds – to rapidly increase your fuzzy plant family. Let’s dive into each technique!

1. Cuttings: A Snip and You’re Set

One of the quickest routes to new Bear Paws is taking stem cuttings from an established plant.

Here’s how: Snip off a 2-3 inch stem piece using clean, sharp scissors or pruners. Allow the cut end to dry out for 2-3 days until it forms a callusover. This protects against rot.

For soil propagation: Fill a pot with a well-draining cactus/succulent mix. Remove a few lower leaves from the calloused cutting and stick the bare end into the soil. Water gently and place in bright, indirect light. Roots and new growth will emerge in 2-4 weeks!

For water propagation: Pop the calloused cutting into a glass of water, ensuring a couple of inches are submerged. Place on a sunny windowsill and change the water weekly. Once roots are 1 inch long in 4-6 weeks, you can transplant into soil.

2. Leaf it to Grow

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Probably the easiest way to get new Bear Paws is by propagating from a single leaf.

Gently twist off a plump, healthy leaf close to the stem. Let it dry for 2-5 days until the end calluses over. Then simply set the calloused end on top of a well-draining cactus/succulent soil mix. Lightly mist the soil to settle the leaf in place.

Within 2-4 weeks, you’ll see roots and a tiny rosette emerge! Once it’s a couple inches tall with decent roots, you can transplant your new Bear Paw pup into its own pot.

Gently tug and rotate the leaf closest to the mother plant’s stem for a better grasp. Once the leaf has beenZs have strengthened sufficiently, the leaf will naturally fall off. To help it continue to thrive, transplant the pup into a pot with well-draining succulent soil or regular potting soil.

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3. Sowing Seeds

If you have the patience, you can also propagate Bear Paws from seed – though this takes the longest time.

Order or collect fresh Bear Paw seeds. Soak them overnight in lukewarm water to help with germination. Fill a tray with cactus/succulent mix and sow the seeds about 1⁄4 inch deep, covering with a thin layer of sand or vermiculite.

Keep the soil lightly moist by bottom-watering, and place the tray in a bright spot out of direct sun. With any luck, you’ll see sprouts in 2-4 weeks! Transplant sturdy seedlings into their own little pots once they have a couple sets of true leaves.

Caring for Your New Plants

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No matter which propagation method you choose, your new Bear Paw babies will need some basic TLC:

  • Bright, indirect light or morning/late afternoon sun
  • Well-draining cactus/succulent potting mix
  • Infrequent watering when soil is completely dry
  • Optional diluted liquid fertilizer in spring/summer

Go ahead and give Bear Paw propagation a try! With a little time and care, you’ll be surrounded by an adorable paw-studded garden in no time.