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Growing Succulents

Zone Zone 4b | Milika J Neddo added on August 9, 2017 | Answered

Can anyone tell me how long it takes a succulent grown from a cutting to get 3-4 inches in diameter? I am thinking of using potted succulents as wedding decorations/favors (a little over 10 months away). From my research, it looks like I don\'t have time to grow them from seed, but I can\'t find information on how long it takes them to get to a good size (3-4 inches) from cuttings. I am picturing rosette shapes and I like Echeveria Black Prince and Sempervivum Tectorum, but am very flexible to grow what will best fit my timeframe. I can grow indoors with a grow light, if that will help. Any advice you can give would be great. Thanks! Milika Neddo

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on August 13, 2017

    There is no way to calculate the time that it would be for propagating a succulent, except it will take quite a bit of time.
    Though it is fun and cost effective to propagate plants, if you need specifics I would advise purchasing the plants. You can purchase these small succulents in bulk very easily. You could then care for them with your grow light system prior to the event.
    Just to give you a time reference, I have been propagating some succulent leaves that were gifted to me in May; it's now mid August and I have time 1/4" little buds on the leaves.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/propagating-cacti-and-succulents.htm

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