DIY Plant Propagation Station Tutorial

4 Materials
30 Minutes

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I really wanted somewhere I could propagate plants out of the way but near the sunlight. I headed to the store with the idea that I was going to create some sort of wall hanging propagation station. I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased a wood round. This was the perfect size to hang a few stems on, so I snagged two, spending about $3 total on the wood.


*Disclaimer: Finding these materials in store is going to be WAY cheaper than ordering them online, but I did link matching items online for convenience.

Wood Round

Glass Jar (Spice Jars)


Dark Walnut Danish Oil

E6000 Glue

Step One - Stain Your Wood Rounds

I started by using a dark walnut tinted danish oil and staining my wood rounds. This oil hydrates the wood and dries fast! We used this on all our wood floors instead of using a stain or polyurethane product. You can view the entire tutorial for how we refinished our floors using it here. That's how I got so hooked on this product, and rarely use stain if I can avoid it now!

Step Two - Glue The Magnets

Using E6000 glue, glue the magnets onto the backs of the jars, and onto the wood rounds, matching them up accordingly. I ended up adding two magnets per jar in the end, but it depends on how strong the magnets are that you get and how big your jars are.

This glue takes about 24 hours to dry. But once it has dried it is SO strong and your magnets won't be going anywhere.

Step Three - Add Your Propagated Plants

I filled up my jars with soil and some just with water. I use a plant food that is given to my plants every single time I water them. I planted a few different propagated plants in the jars, and hung the wood rounds up by a window so that they can get plenty of light. It has been several weeks since they've been here and my pothos cutting already has grown roots!

When you're propagating a pothos plant, you want to make sure to cut just below a node. In this case, my pothos had already started some tiny roots, and once placed in water with plant food, the roots came alive. It will take several months for the roots to grow to size, and then I can repot it into a pot. There is also already some new growth on my propagated pothos. The other plants are propagated succulents and a few goldfish plants which are super easy to propagate too. Just cut the new growth off of the existing plant, remove the bottom leaves, and plant in soil.

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  • S. McManus S. McManus on Sep 01, 2021

    How do you get the cuttings out of the jar with soil without damaging the roots?

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