Propagating is a simple and cost effective way to grow your plant family! With simple cuttings you can create all new plants friends.
The trick it propagating is making sure you choose the right plant. When it comes to propagating from a stem or leaf cutting we recommend choosing from the below:
- African Violet
Check out our video and step by step guide of how we propagated from a basil plant below.
What You Need:
- Mature and healthy plant
- Small Pot
- Large Pot
- Potting Mix
Step 1: Find a mature & healthy plant.
Step 2: Identify a stem with root nodes growing at the base of the stem & cut 3-4cm from below the root nodes.
Step 3: Remove any excess leaves that will sit in the water to prevent rotting.
Step 4: Fill your small vessel with water and pop your new plant cutting in! Make sure you keep the plant cutting out of direct sunlight.
Step 5: Leave your plant cutting in your vessel for around 2 weeks. Once the new white roots have grown to around 3cm your plant is ready to pot!
Step 6: Plant your cutting in a small pot and constantly keep the soil moist.
Step 7: To test if the plant has grown its roots, tug lightly on the stem - if the stem is still loose, it is yet to grow its firm roots.
Step 8: Once the plant has grown roots, it is ready to be planted into a bigger home.
Check out our other Plant Series Video on How To Repot & Create Your Own Herb Garden!