How is it multiplied?
Kalanchoe Beharensis can be easily propagated by leaf cuttings. The plant often forms small offshoots on the leaf margins without further intervention, which can be separated and used directly.
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Cut leaf cuttings
To do this, take off a healthy leaf and prepare it as follows:
- Use a very sharp knife or razor blade to cut a strip from the outer edge.
- Cut large leaves into several pieces.
- Make three more incisions from the edge towards the center of the leaf.
Put cuttings in soil
Now put a loop of floral wire around each cutting and insert the other end of the attachment into moistened succulent soil. Alternatively, you can just lay the pieces on the ground.
Keep the substrate evenly moist. It is advisable to use a spray device so that the parts of the plant are not washed away. Covering with a hood is possible, but not absolutely necessary.
Place the vessels in a bright, warm and shady place on the windowsill. Small elephant ear offshoots soon form on the trimmed edges.
Encourage the mother plant to sprout cuttings
The same procedure can also be carried out directly on the mother plant. Also cut off the edge of a sheet and cut it several times.
Put offspring in substrate
As soon as the small plants have reached a size of about two centimeters, they are placed in pots with succulent soil and cared for like fully grown plants.
You can try propagating the elephant ear in a whole different way. Separate a sheet and place it dry. After a certain time, roots begin to spear at the interface, and young plants often form directly here. Wait until the mother leaf has dried up and then continue to cultivate it in soil.