You can conduct Sedeveria Lilac Mist propagation via a couple of methods. They are by using offsets, leaf cuttings and seed.
Before proceeding further, if I briefly explain the plant sedeveria ’Lilac Mist’ , it is a hybrid succulent between Echeveria and Sedum. It is a well-known hybrid among the gardeners which has been made by Altman plants.
You could spot the leaves of this plant which are closer to the stem in a beautiful light green color.
If I briefly explain their growing requirements, Sedeveria ’Lilac Mist’ would prefer to grow in full sunlight to partial sunlight. Further you need to water them moderately.
In case you end up over watering these plants, chances are that the plant could die.
You could consider growing them as outdoor plants if you live in USDA zones 9a-11b where the temperature would be about 6 degrees Celsius (20 degrees Fahrenheit).
Sedeveria lilac mist propagation by Offset
You could consider propagating the sedeveria ’Lilac Mist’ from their offsets. First you need to wait patiently until they produce offsets.
After that, you could lightly moisten the soil and gently remove the offsets from the mother plant. To do this, you may use a sharp, clean knife.
Once you obtain the offset, make sure that you get rid of the older soil first.
After that you may keep the offsets in an open area where they can become callous. You could leave those offsets for a few days to callous.
That will avoid any potential bacterial infection which could take place during the rooting process.
After that you could arrange a small pot in which you have added propagating soil.
Next you may place those in the potting soil. Skip watering for a few days and only after that you could consider watering them.
You need to place this specimen in a warm dry location where they will be exposed to indirect sunlight.
Sedeveria lilac mist propagation by leaf cuttings
To resume the propagation process, you need to first remove a leaf out from the plant gently.
When you take off the leave, ensure that you are removing the entire leave off from the plant and there are no leftovers on the plant.
You could simply twist the leaf from the plant so that it will come out easily.
Keep in mind that you need to always select a healthy leaf for this purpose. That will give you the most reliable results of the propagation process.
You may consider dipping the cut edges in a rooting hormone. It is not mandatory to do, and you may proceed with that only if you wish to do so.
However, if you use a rooting hormone, that will speed up the propagation process.Specially the leaf cutting method could benefit if you practice this.
After that leave them in a dry place so that they can wither. Ideally you need to keep those specimens in a dry place where they do not expose for direct sunlight.
Next you may arrange a potting mix which is well draining. Once you complete this, you could simply place those leaves on the soil layer. Alternatively, you could place the cut edges in soil too.
You will see how they form roots within two week’s time. After a few weeks’ time you will see how the baby plants are forming. So, literally the whole process will take about a couple of months.
So, as you may already understand this process can take a considerable amount of time when compared to the stem cutting propagation method.
In addition to that, the stem cutting success rate could be higher than the leaf propagation method in general.
Sedeveria lilac mist propagation using their seeds
Sedeveria ’Lilac Mist’ are a set of slow growing plants. So, even though we could use their seeds to propagate them, I would not really encourage doing that.
However, if you wish to do this, you could try doing this for the outdoor grown sedeveria ’Lilac Mist’ plants. If you live in a cooler area, you may try the indoor propagation methods.
To do this, you simply have to plant those seeds in a well-draining soil mixture.
How to treat after propagation
It is important that you take care of them properly once you complete the propagation. That will allow the plants to flourish.
So, when it comes to watering them, their watering requirement is quite similar to the other succulents. Literally you should not let those plants stranded in water.
Always keep in mind to avoid providing them excess water. What I would recommend you do when watering sedeveria ’Lilac Mist’ plants is to apply the soak and dry method.
You could practice this when you grow them as indoor plants. Literally you could thoroughly water them and let the excess water move through the draining holes.
Sedeveria ’Lilac Mist’ does not require frequent watering. If you have grown them outdoors, they would do perfectly fine with the natural rain.
However, if they go through hot and dry weather conditions, you could consider watering them. Literally, if you spot your plants leaves are shriveled, you could give them a light watering.
Furthermore, best is to use a spray bottle of water as that will avoid any potential water collection between the leaves and the rosettes.
That will allow you to avoid any overhead watering and consequently it will secure the plant from fungal infections.
You need to expose these plants for strong sunlight to thrive well. If you grow them outdoors, you need to select a spot where they can gain enough sunlight.
When I say enough sunlight It has to be ideally full sunlight to partial sunlight. Sedeveria ’Lilac Mist’ would perfectly fit in as an outdoor plant if you live in the aforesaid 9a – 11b USDA hardiness zones.
Sedeveria ’Lilac Mist Would prefer to grow in 9a-11b USDA zones. The ideal temperatures for them to grow would be 6.7degress Celsius (20 degrees Fahrenheit).
As such if you live in a colder area, you may grow them as indoor plants.
Best is to grow them in a porous pot which has adequate draining holes. Terracotta pots would suit them the best.
It is important that you grow the X sedeveria ’Lilac Mist’ plants in acidic – neutral soil mix. ideal pH should be 5.0 -7.0.
Moreover, it needs to be a well-draining soil mix. Unless there could be root rots. Further, it has to be a porous soil mixture.
Apart from that the ideal soil mixture needs to have a good aeration as well. Ideally you need to grow them in a succulent soil mix or a cactus soil mix.
Avoid growing them in a regular soil mix since it could retain water within the pot.
Trust this article was helpful for you to enhance your knowledge on sedeveria ’Lilac Mist’ propagation methods and how to care for them after propagation.