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Suffering Succulents

February 4, 2016

As part of our G.E.E.E. HQ Launch Open House, we demonstrated how to propagate succulents. When deprived of soil and water, a succulent will tap its inner resources and sprout new roots. Each leaf of a succulent can become a new plant.  We first, isolate the succulent leaves, placing them in desperate conditions for survival. The leaves appear to shrivel as the new organism feeds on its own nutrients and water to grow roots. Once roots and tiny leaflets appear, we transfer the fledgling plants to soil. As you can see, the pink roots grow to seek water and nourishment from the soil, while leaves form to photosynthesize.