Indoor Plant Propagation

Indoor plant propagation is a great way to give you your gardening “fix” when there’s still snow on the ground.  It’s also a great way to show thanks to school teachers and friends, if you don’t want or need more “baby” plants in your house.  It’s so easy, and the extra pruning stimulates new growth and increases the health in the existing plant.

With a sharp pair of pruners or kitchen scissors, cut a leaf off of your plant at the base of the stem.  Place the cutting in a small glass container of water with suitable natural light. Roots should form within several weeks depending on the type of plant. When you have significant root growth, remove the cutting from the water and pot.  Pay close attention to water levels, small pots tend to dry out quicker, and the “baby plant” needs a little extra TLC!