Hi guys, it’s! Lynne, here. Hope you have an incredible day now in this video. I’m going to show you how you can propagate Colin Cowie. Now I wouldn’t normally recommend Propagating succulents at this time of year, It’s winter here at the moment, and I always say it’s much better to propagate plants during the spring and summer, obviously the the lighter days and the warmer weather encourages faster rooting and some plants aren’t that easy to root during this time of year, but calico is one that’s not a complete winter. Ester, it does sort of slowly grow through the winter as well, so it’s quite a safe one to propagate again, preferably it’s better off during the spring, but because this, actually. I’ve propagated is quite by accident and I’ll explain. Why, um, this actually was overhanging. It was got all this so to show you here that. I’ve pruned off these here. We’re all hanging off and I had to prune it down the other day, and I rarely cut the pieces off, and then I thought I might as well propagate these, and I thought it’d be a great opportunity to make a video to show you how easy it is to propagate Kalanchoe II and what I’ve done here. I’ve already cut them off my Colin Cowie Ruby Nia plans. But this could be for any Colin Curry and I’ve let them callus over for a few days where I’ve cut them and I’m going to be cutting this other one again. This surf one this bendy and I’ll explain why, and I’m going to show you. How easy is to propagate them now. When it comes to Propagating Kalanchoe ease, obviously this is the main. Bertha plant here and all of the plant. I mean, you can, even you can even pull in a healthy leaf off and let it dry for a couple of days. Rev C on top of the soil and it will send out roots and form another four plantlets or if you want an instant plant, which is a lot quicker is to actually cut part of the stem off and you can use any part. I mean, even the middle part will send out roots. They root very readily, But I was its best to to cut as much as you can possibly a to join as these Cassia as I already cut these off because I was actually pruning it, but what did he did? You show you where he does? A join there, it’s good to cut cut at the join. And then what you want to do then is to remove the very bottom leaves because you want to. If used to put them straight in the soil with all the leaves on them. Obviously you can’t go go far deep. You want to be moved that the lower leaves and roots will form out from here and then you made the cut, leave it to dry for at least two to three days till it forms a thick callus as in this case here, and it’s all dried and then it’s ready just to pot up and treat as a cutting and the same with this one here again. Now you can either with this one. Either pot it up like that, and it will send out here where the leaves have been removed. Little roots again or you can cut it closer and pot it up that way now. This is an example what I mean by that, because obviously this one is all bent, and I’ve deliberately left these to show you. This one was growing like that. I obviously cut it down to the the join and you can. I mean, if you wanted to. You could actually put that. Rest that on top of the soil and kalanchoe we send out little roots also down wood, so that would actually rule like that and form little plants going up again, but in this case. I think it’s going to take a lot of a pot and it can look a bit unsightly. So I’m going to show you how I’m going to take a cutting of this and what I’m going to be doing here is just get the pruning shears cutting it there, just below where the leaf is there and what you can do there. You can also use this part to propagate as well. Obviously that’s already dried that part there, so I can actually put that into the soil that will send out roots and that will be propagate itself from the top there. And then this piece that I’ve just cooked there again. I said back When removing the lower leaves just twisting them off like so again, you can also propagate the leaves themselves and again, the reason why say recommend taking the lower leaves off is because he be able to then inserted into the soil without the leaves like so and just twist them off, gently gently, twisting them again, be keeping the leaves to put on top of the soil in a couple of day’s time when they’ve color stove at the end, they’ll send out roots and as you can see, that’s the fresh cut there, and that’s what you see when you first take a cutting now beause the pot that directly into soil now that could possibly rot, so you want to leave it for good few days until he’s formed a thick callous as that, they show the difference between them to there, That’s the the skin, the white crust urging seats hard on there, so it’s safe to insert straight into the soil now as that see still wet, so I’m going to be putting that aside, leaving that for a few days, I’m going to be potting that one up at a later date, so that won’t be done today, but these two, as I said already done and they’re ready to pot up as I say. Lower leaves removed a good few inches of the kalanchoe e on there, so you’ve got more of a plant and then the leaves. These are the pot aside as well because I’m gonna be potting them up in a couple of day’s time when they’ve dried at resting them just on top of the soil to root, and then this one here, not the most nice-looking, but although it’s still fresh at the top, that’s fine because that beet’s not going to be asserted into the soil, the dry beauties. So these are what’s going to be potted up, And then I’m gonna be Patan ease up now. I’m going to show you what I’m doing now. When it comes to potty them up, obviously as long as they’re fully calloused over and you want to use a very well-drained potting mix now I prefer to make my own cactus and succulent soil and links up above to how I made my own cactus and settlers, so it’s really easy, guys, but if you look further to buy one as long as it’s well draining, that’s the most important thing, and then we’re going to be using this super here to insert the cuttings in like so, and then so to use a pencil, whatever you prefer to use there and then cut in writing and you want to make sure they put it into at least one and a half to two inches deep, so it’s got enough for supporting it one room, and then the other one here again, Dip us straight in there at least up to there got a couple of inches like so and close it it, so in this particular port itself is not going to fall out, and then they’re evenly spaced step-up cheer, and they’re again. Add that far in. You want to make sure you press them in? Obviously, so they can be supported, obviously, when it comes to watering cuttings that they haven’t got any roots yet, so the biggest mistake, a lot of people do when it comes with the cactus and succulent cuttings anyways, but they’ll insert them in the soil and they’ll start watering them straight away. I remember before they’ve got roots. They’re not going to be able to take any water up and succulents. They will actually search for water. They’ll send out roots searching for it, so I prefer just to lightly mist the very, very top surface of the soil and only start to water them when actually, Sutter show signs of new growth. So yeah, obviously making sure that they’re fully pressed down all around and let’s say what I’m going to be doing with. These is just lightly misting them the very top of the SIRT, the soil just around where I planted them Just so it’s lightly lightly moist. Just do encourage them to send out roots, but not watering them as such until they show signs of new growth, which probably won’t be until the spring. Now, so you know, anyway, cuttings start to take me because I start to tend that new growth from the top. And, as I say with these leaves here that I’ve took off. Obviously I’m going to leave these for a couple of days as well for them to color sober, and all you have to do with them is just gently. Leave them on the top, and they will also send out little roots and the top, the top of the plant, a little die back and a new growth there. I’ve actually done a video already on to propagate succulents, and I include a few different types of succulents in that demonstration links up above to that video, so check that out and also when it comes to kalanchoe ease. If you’re growing some of the the mother of thousands type of calico is that have all the babies all around the leaves? I’ve made a video on how to propagate the mother a thousand, so check that out as well, guys, and that’s all there is to it as I say. I’ll do an update on how these grow in the coming weeks and months probably won’t be much sign of life now until the spring anyway, but that’s all there is to it so easy to propagate succulents and look out for a lot more future videos coming in the spring, and they do a lot more propagated. So I said you learn to love, keeps our happiness and tons and tons of plant power as always from Island until the next video guys .