- Is it better for the plant if I prune off the flower stalk?
- Can I propagate from the cut flower stalks, or from any of the leaves growing off the flower stalk?
- Is there any way to harvest and grow seeds from the closed flowers?
I had an echeveria bloom last year and was able to propagate from the leaves along the stalk.
It truly does amaze me.
I have five leaves from the first plant I got and it died. The salvageable leaves look as healthy as the day I plucked them and only just this weekend one of them rooted so it was an exciting occasion. Been waiting months.
They grew pretty vigorously actually, until I let a frost get the best of them. I had another stalk that I tried to propagate directly from the stem which failed to root, but lasted a really long time without the parent plant attached.
I don't know if you can propagate from them, standard procedure is to prune them off with about a cm to an inch of stalk remaining. The plant doesn't care but it looks better.
Surprising how much energy is stored in those tiny leaves.