Propagating your own plants = free plants. Free plants for decorating your jungalow style living room. Free plants to take care of. Free plants to share.
Propagating from your own plants is so easy that you’ll wonder why you never tried it before.
There are four different ways to cultivate your own plants from clippings:
- Division is the process of cutting or dividing the roots or crowns into smaller pieces to make new plants. Oyster plants are a good specimen to split into more plants.
- Propagation by leaf-cutting is best for fleshy plants like jade, snake plants, and African violets. Cut a section of a leaf off and place it in a good quality planting soil until roots grow and then transfer to a larger pot.
Separation is when the baby plants are detached and replanted.
The curly spider plant shoots off so many babies you’ll have plenty of opportunities to try.
Stem cuttings are popular because it’s a super easy process.
- Cut a piece of stem or vine about four inches long 1/8 of an inch below a node.
- Place the stem in a glass container with room temperature water (make sure the water covers the node).
- Change the water every 3-5 days to keep it clear.
You can use a propagating tube and hang it near a light-filled window. Or try using some vintage bottles (we love Inn Vintage’s bottles) or colorful bottles that make a statement even before the leaves are in. Both the Pathos plant and Monstera are perfect specimens for stem cuttings. Whichever method you choose, you'll love your new plants!
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