Plant Care Tips 29.10.20

How to propagate - stem cutting edition

Fancy growing your own plant babies? We've got you covered. Here at Leaf Envy there is nothing we love more than sharing the leafy love by turning our favourite plants into plant babies. There are several methods you can use but we've simplified the stem cutting method into 5 easy steps for you. Happy Propagating! 

 

 

Plant care tips by Leaf Envy | How to propagate by stem cutting

How to propagate - stem cutting edition

Fancy growing your own plant babies? We've got you covered. Here at Leaf Envy there is nothing we love more than sharing the leafy love by turning our favourite plants into plant babies. There are several methods you can use but we've simplified the stem cutting method into 5 easy steps for you. Happy Propagating!

Our guide on how to propagate your plants using the stem cutting method.

Want to make some of your own plant babies? Check out our propagation stations!

1

Find a stem

Choose your favourite plant or a plant that you'd like to propagate and find a stem or branch that has 2-3 healthy leaves growing on it.

2

Prune off the stem

Once you've found a full looking stem, you need to search for the node and the aerial root. The node is a little bump below each leaf which will produce the roots. Use your secateurs to cut 2 inches below the node.

3

Fill up your propagation display

Fill up your glass vessel 3/4 full with water at room temperate and place the new cutting into your propagation station, making sure that the node if fully submerged in the water.

4

Now...be patient

Display your newly propagated plant in bright, indirect sunlight. Make sure to refresh the water on a weekly basis or when it starts to become green and mouldy. Now to be patient...

5

Let your babies grow

Keep watching over your propagated cutting. We recommend letting your new baby's roots to grow for around 1-2 months. Be patient as the more mature the root-ball or root-system the less shock the plant will go throguh when you eventually pot it into soil. So best to let it grow for a while!

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