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How to Propagate Plant Cuttings

Updated: Aug 10


Plant Cutting Propagation

Plant Cutting Propagation is a fun, cool way to have an endless supply of plants with never-ending possibilities!

Did You Know:

There are many different ways to propagate, but Plant Cutting is our favorite and contains the easiest methods! Some other methods include the Tissue Culture method, the Grafting Method, and the Layering Method.

There are 3 different methods of Plant Cuttings:

1. Leaf Cuttings include only a leaf blade or the blade and a portion of the petiole

They must first must form roots and later shoots and work best for plants such as the ZZ, Snake Plant, African Violet, and many Succulents. These can be propagated in water or put directly in a soil compound with rooting hormone.

2. Stem-tip cuttings (Featured Picture) include only the tip of the stem and a leaf, with no nodes. These can be propagated in water or put directly in a soil compound with rooting hormone. This method works best for plants such as Croton, Dieffenbachia, Peperomia, Hoyas, and many more.

3. Leaf and Bud Cuttings include a stem with a node and, often times, a few leaves and is the best method for Propagating. It is important to remove any bottom leaves that will be submerged during propagation. Propagation can be done in water or put directly in a soil compound with rooting hormone. The majority of houseplants will take to this method including, but not limited to, Philodendron varieties, Pothos varieties, Ivy, Poinsettias, and many more.

We hope this feature focus helps you get creative with confidence!

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