Plant Propagation

Do you want to chop your plant so you make one plant into multiple?

This could be due to:

  • You want a fuller plant
  • Dying or sad leaves
  • Plant is getting too big / tall
  • You want to create a new plant

These are some of my own tried and tested favourites for propagating; 

  • Philodendron 
  • Hoya
  • Maranta
  • Peperomia 
  • Begonia 
  • Monstera 

When you take a cutting you want to make sure the new plant has a node & aerial root if these are present on the parent plant

Leaf cuttings are also possible for a number of plants including Peperomia

When experimenting with leaf cuttings myself I find sphagnum moss the best substrate to use but its also possible to use soil

What about substrates?

Substrates are the material your cuttings are going to grow in. This is often soil, moss or water

Water is a great starting point for cuttings, it allows you to see the progress without pulling the roots around - change water every 5-7 days

Sphagnum moss has a great reputation and some plant instagram accounts swear by it. I have found it pretty easy to use, just keep on the damp side which can be achieved through heavy misting

 Soil is probably my least used substrate, this is due to it being harder to monitor growth and manage moisture. I do however move baby plants into soil once healthy roots are established