How Do You Grow Succulents from Seeds

Rate this post

The process of growing plants from seeds is a big step for beginners. This article is about how to grow succulents from seeds, giving you the exact steps so that you don’t have to do anything other than follow along!

Why Grow Succulents From Seeds

If you’re looking to grow succulents from seeds, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, succulents need plenty of water to thrive – so make sure to give them a good soak before planting. Second, succulents need very little fertilizer – so avoid using store-bought products if you can. Finally, succulents are very slow-growing plants, so take your time when starting them out – and be patient, as they won’t get much bigger than a couple inches tall after germination.

How to Grow Succulents from Seeds

If you’re looking to add some succulents to your garden or home landscape, you might be wondering how to grow succulents from seeds. There are a few different ways to go about it, and each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a look at the most common methods for growing succulents from seeds:

  1. Soil planting: Succulents like well-draining soil, so this is probably the method you’ll use if you have good potting soil available. Simply mix a couple of cups of soil with some organic matter (hay, straw, leaves, etc.), and then spread the mixture evenly over the surface of the soil in a shallow dish or container. Plant the seeds directly into the soil mixture, and water them well. Once they germinate, water them regularly and keep the soil moist but not soggy. Succulent plants will typically grow fast, so give them plenty of space once they start to emerge.
  2. Grow your succulents in containers: You can also try growing succulents in containers using either potting mix or regular soil. If you want to do this, you’ll have to make sure the container is big enough for the succulent you’re growing, and that you give it plenty of light, water and nutrients. You should also make sure that the container has drainage holes so that excess water doesn’t sit in the bottom of a pot, which can rot roots.
  3. Make your own containers: If growing succulents in containers isn’t for you and/or if you have no pots or containers at all, try making them from clay flowerpots instead! All kinds of clay pots are now available at fabric stores like JoAnn Fabrics, Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Just paint them black or green and add some soil to the bottom. The special thing about succulents is that they are well suited for indoors in pots and pots, which means even those of us who live in apartments can enjoy having them around!
  4. Keep your succulents dry: When watering succulents, pay attention to your plants and how much water they need. I like to keep mine under a bright light (a desk lamp works perfectly) so I know when it’s time to water my plants without accidentally drowning them!
  5. Test your soil before planting: Each household soil can vary greatly, especially if you live somewhere cold or humid. Test your soil first by watering it with plain water, then see if the mix holds together or becomes soggy. The next step is to add your chosen soil to the pot and gently fill it up, being careful not to pack the soil with your hands (that will result in a messy home!). Then cover your pot with a clear plastic bag and stick it out on the counter for a couple of days to allow the soil to absorb into the lid.
  6. Keep an eye out for pests: Sometimes succulents will experience minor pest invasions such as aphids or mealybugs that don’t leave plants visibly damaged but add unwanted tastes and textures to some plants (I have had this happen). Keep an eye on what you own so you can prevent problems by using insecticidal soap or horticultural oil weekly.

Succulent Care and Maintenance

There are a few things you need to keep in mind when growing succulents from seeds: first, make sure the soil is well-drained and has good aeration; second, provide plenty of light but avoid direct sunlight; and finally, water sparingly until the plants establish themselves. Once the plants have grown a little bit, you can gradually increase their watering schedule.

One of the best ways to propagate succulents from seeds is to take a cutting and root it in water. Alternatively, you can divide an existing plant into separate pieces and replant them into new soil. Make sure to give each plant plenty of light and water, and watch for signs of root growth over the next few weeks or months.

Examples of Different Types of Succulents

A succulent is a type of plant that stores water in its leaves, stems, and roots. Succulents come in a variety of shapes and colors, and many people grow them as houseplants. You can also grow succulents from seeds.

There are three main ways to grow succulents from seeds: by growing them in soil, by growing them in a succulent mix, or by propagating them through stem cuttings.

To grow succulents in soil, you need to fill a pot with soil and add enough water to cover the plants. You can then add the seeds and let them grow. To grow succulents in a succulent mix, you need to mix potting soil with some kind of drainage material like peat moss. Then you can add the seeds and let them grow. And to propagate them through stem cuttings, you need to take stem cuttings from the plants and plant them in new soil.


If you’re looking to add succulents to your garden, but are unsure how to grow them from seeds, this guide will help. We’ll cover the basics of succulent care and explain how to sow succulent seeds in the right soil and climate conditions. Once you’ve got your succulents growing, be sure to check out our guide on how to propagate them so you can keep those plants healthy and thriving!

I'm Janifer, 33 years old, Succulents Enthusiast Senior Editor of Succulentsplanthub. I have been interested in Succulents since I was young. My dad had a Succulents collection and I would spend hours looking at his Collection of succulents. I love Succulents, the smell of the seed, and how they looked. I wanted to learn everything about Succulents. I am now writing articles about Succulents and sharing my knowledge with others.

Sharing Is Caring:

Leave a Comment