Here is one of my plant buying secrets. When shopping for succulents I always scan the plant isles for succulents with offsets—the little identical plants that grow at the base of the mother plants. Like “Hens and Chicks.”
Like the time my friend bought this cute fat little pet rat for her daughter. Well, a couple weeks later she had seven pet rats. It’s kind of like that.
(But, in my opinion, the succulent idea has a better outcome.)
Normally I don’t buy succulents unless I go to a succulent show and buy unusual plants for my collection. They are just too easy to propagate from leaves or offsets.
You can easily pull off these offsets, and plant them.
You are supposed to let them dry a bit before you plant them, but I never do and haven’t lost a single one yet.
The offsets grow really fast. It doesn’t take long before they reach the size of the mature plant.
The main plant benefits, too: All the energy that the plant was using to keep its offsets alive is suddenly reinvested back in the main plant.
So next time you’re plant shopping, buy the pregnant plant.