How to propagate- Stem cutting edition

Fancy making your own plant babies? We've got it covered. Here at Leaf Envy we've pro's at turning our favourite plants into plant babies. There's several methods you can use but we've simplified the stem cutting method into 5 easy steps for you. Happy Propagating! 

 

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Reduce the watering

Plants don't require as much water in the colder months, so skip a watering or two to cut the frequency back by about 50%. Follow the standard watering advice and only water if the soil is dry an inch or two below the surface. 

 

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

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Fancy making your own plant babies? We've got it covered. Here at Leaf Envy we've pro's at turning our favourite plants into plant babies. There's several methods you can use but we've simplified the stem cutting method into 5 easy steps for you. Happy Propagating! 


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1) Find a stem

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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.  


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2) Prune off the stem

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Once you've found a full looking stem, you need to look 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. 


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3) Fill up your propagation station


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


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4) Now to wait...


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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 play the waiting game...


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5) Let your babies grow 


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


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Want to make some plant babies? Check out our <a href="https://www.leafenvy.co.uk/products/propagation-station?_pos=1&_sid=5cf8e8940&_ss=r">Propagation stations.</a>


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