Propagation is taking a part of a plant, like the stem or leaf, and growing a plant from it. I like to think of it as giving them a leg-growing boost. Any roots that didn’t make it will turn mushy, so when you check on the cuttings just remove any that look unhealthy. Good day! Pluck off the leaves starting from the button. The rooting plants in water method is pretty foolproof, and all you need is a glass jar (which many people have) and water (which people should have) so propagating this way is basically free. You can separate these the same way, just cut them sharply off the mother plant and plop them into your jar. I don’t know why, but I get better root development and leaves when a cutting has its own jar. Too bad there isn’t an experience that like with humans. You can either purchase the pre-mixed formula or there are ways you can make your own mixture of hydroponic nutrients. Share you propagation stories or questions below! I know someone who stuck a fiddle leaf fig leaf in water and 3 months later she started to see roots. What is the tallest plant in your first photograph? Cut off a healthy Snake plant leaf near its base. Water propagation for this beauty is essentially the same as the two listed above. These tiny bumps are the key to propagating pothos. You can simply take a spray bottle that’s filled with water to dampen the soil, as shown in the photo below; a few spritzes a day will do. © 2020 Leaf and Paw. Yes, I’ve had some monstera root rot and a few Pothos dry out, but most of the time with proper care and precaution, propagation problems can be eliminated. After you take your stem cuttings, place them in a glass, making sure the stems aren’t too crowded. If a plant is growing too prolifically, it should be pruned, and if it’s a healthy plant, that’s a good sign you can propagate it. After getting over the crippling fear of cutting and pruning your plants, you can prepare for propagation. Oh no! Because water roots are fragile, many die off during the process, so it's best to introduce soil gradually. Too much water will rot the mother leaves and the pup will die as well. I have several of my plants still in water such as this Golden Pothos and Sanseveria. After you take your stem cuttings, place them in a glass, making sure the stems aren’t too crowded. Wait 3-5 months and you should see solid root growth! Fiddle leaf fig propagation: Leaf or cutting in water Another propagation method popular for fiddle leaf figs is putting a cutting or single leaf in water . For Haworthia (zebra succulent), you will need offsets to propagate. I’m happy to help. How to remove a leaf for propagation. How To Prune Hawaiian Ti For Propagation It’s quick, easy, and mess free. To water propagate your Begonia, all you have to do is partially submerge the stem in water, leaving the leaves sticking out. 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