How to propagate plants in water for more FREE plants!
Here’s a quick tutorial to teach you how to grow more plants from your plants.
Watch the 1-minute video to learn the super easy method, using supplies you already have in your kitchen.
Here’s some extra info to help you succeed:
Work with clean tools.
Disinfect the knife or scissors you’re using. When you cut off parts of the “mother” plant. You don’t want to introduce bacteria or mold in the wound by accident.
Just a leaf? Or also a node?
Some plants can be propagated with just a leaf (or even part of a leaf). For some plants, you will also need a node to successfully grow a new plant. It really depends on which type of plant you’re trying to grow.
Extra tricky: for plants that require a node, you will still be able to grow roots on your cutting with just a leaf. However, this rooted leaf will never produce a new stem/new leaves
Success factors for rooting your cuttings
They’ll root faster with plenty of sunlight, but avoid setting them in direct sun. Temperature is also important, the warmer the better to speed things up.For cuttings that are more valuable or difficult, adding a little aquarium pump to oxygenate the water will help a lot. Roots need the extra oxygen to grow well.
Do I really need rooting hormone?
We have a whole article for you on this topic right here.
My plant cuttings are rotting?
It’s important that the leaves stay dry above the water, to prevent rotting. The perfect tool for the job is a porcelain germination plate. It will keep the seed dry and will make your little floating forest look amazing.
Already a pro at growing plant cuttings?
What’s your next challenge? Here’s lots of ideas for other plants and seeds to try next.