How to Propagate a Plant & Grow New Plants From Cuttings in Water!

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I love houseplants, don't you? The only thing better than a house plant is two house plants! I have gotten obsessed with propagating my plants - taking cuttings from existing plants, sticking them in water, and growing roots so I have more plants. Free plants are the best plants, am I right? Here's how to do it yourself. Read my full blog post on plant propagation and download my free eBook on plant propagation here!
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Select a healthy section of your parent plant. It is best to pick a section with recent new growth as you know it is healthy and growing. You will want to cut a 4-6" section.Find the nodes on the plant (if it has them). These are little bumps on the stem. Roots will grow from the node. You want to cut right below the node so it is the very end of your cutting.Once you have cut your stem, remove any leaves that will be under water. You want the plant to focus it's energy on growing roots, so leave only 2-4 leaves.
Place in a jar of water in a sunny window. Check the water weekly. Refill or replace as needed.
You should see roots in a few weeks and it should be ready to plant when the roots are 4-6 inches long, in 1-2 months.
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  • Maria Lebron Maria Lebron on Feb 13, 2020

    Does this work for the Desert Rose

  • Avis Avis on Apr 10, 2020

    Can you propagate a fern?

  • Buffi Buffi on Aug 02, 2020

    Once the plant grow root, can we keep it in the water instead of the soil.

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