When a succulent plant begins to grow you have a couple of options. If it is a rosette/flower shaped succulent, you can often remove the lower leaves/petals and set them aside to dry for a few days in the shade to allow them to callous over. Often, these petals will also form new roots and begin growing new succulents out of them! You can leave in the shade, plant partially in the soil, or lay on top of the soil . You may also cut off the main rosette and or other rosettes and set these aside to dry for a few days days until calloused over. If you are left with just the “stump” of the original plant , this too will often create new leaves and plants that you can cut off again and also root later. This is called propagation and it’s one of the awesome benefits of succulents!