Think it’s tricky to propagate your plants? Think again! Follow these five steps and you’ll be producing plant babies in no time!
- While there are many methods of propagation, cutting from the stem works best on a plant that has vine-like stalks, such as Pothos, Tradescantias, Philodendrons and Monsteras.
- Identify a healthy stem that you wish to cut from and remove with a sharp knife to make sure the stem comes away cleanly, without damaging your plant. Choose a stem that is thriving and has plenty of new growth or leaves on it. This will ensure you are reproducing from the best parts of your plant.
- Next, fill a small vase with water and position the bottom half of the stem cutting into this. And so begins the waiting game! In the meantime, leave this container somewhere with lots of bright, indirect light.
- Refresh the water when necessary as it may evaporate. Aim to do this every week or so to keep conditions fresh. Eventually, after a few weeks, you should start to see roots appear. Ideally, these roots need to be at least an inch in length before they are moved out the water.
- You’re almost there! Now, plant the cutting into moist soil and allow it to settle. Carefully monitor its progress. Again, you’ll want to position somewhere with lots of bright, indirect light. The cutting should eventually grow into a thriving plant – we told you it was simple!