How to Remove Succulent Offshoots

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This blog article goes through step by step instructions for how to remove succulent offshoots.

What are Succulent Offshoots?

If you’ve been growing succulents for a while and you’ve noticed that their offshoots are starting to take over your pot, you’re not alone. Offshoots are a natural part of succulent growth and they can be used to propagate new plants. Here’s how to remove succulent offshoots:

  1. Remove the spent plant from the pot and snip off the offshoot at its base with a sharp knife or scissors.
  2. Cut the main stem of the offshoot about 1 inch below the soil level. Don’t cut into the root ball.
  3. Replace the spent plant in the pot and water well. The new offshoot will grow into a new plant.

How to Remove Succulent Offshoots from Trees, Shrubs, and Lawns

If you’re looking to remove succulent offshoots from your trees, shrubs, or lawn, follow these steps:

  1. Remove any broken branches or limbs from the succulent offshoot.
  2. Cut the succulent offshoot below the point of damage.
  3. Gently tug on the cut portion of the succulent offshoot until it comes free from the tree or shrub.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 on any additional succulent offshoots that need to be removed.


If you have succulent offshoots growing from a plant in your garden, the best way to remove them is with a bucket. Fill the bucket with water and place it over the offshoot. Gently push down on the branch until all of the succulent growth is submerged in water. Allow the branch to soak for at least an hour or up to overnight, depending on how large the branch is. After soaking, use a hose or drenching sprayer to rinse off any excess water. Finally, gently shake off any remaining soil and trim away any dead branches.

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.

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