How to Make Your Own Plant Babies
Whether you’re a seasoned plant parent or a newfound plant lover starting your collection, propagation is a simple and inexpensive method of multiplying your plant family. Propagation is the process of creating new plants with the plants you already have. Through propagation, you will find it to be a rewarding way to expand your very own collection.
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Pilea peperomioides, Chinese Money Plant –
The Pilea is the perfect plant to start if you are new to propagating. All you need to do is wait for baby Pileas to grow from your current Pilea. The easiest way to remove the baby Pilea is to use a knife to get underneath all of the existing soil and push up so that it ensures you will receive all of the roots. Now that you have your baby Pilea in hand, you have two options you can either: 1. stick the baby Pilea into a regular pot with moist soil or 2. stick the baby Pilea into a vase with water.
Sansevieria, Snake Plant –
There are many different ways to propagate a Snake plant as it is one of the easiest plants to maintain and grow. One way to propagate a Snake Plant is by leaf cuttings. Simply cut a piece of your current Snake Plant and place it into water or soil to allow the roots to grow. It is important to make sure that you pot the correct side of the leaf in the soil as the side you cut off must be in the soil. A second way is by division, which is by simply digging up your Snake Plant’s leaves individually and dividing each leaf into its own pot. This way you start with one plant and end up with many baby Snake Plants!
Monstera Adansonii, Swiss Cheese Vine –
This beautiful plant is perfect for propagating! Propagation of the Monstera Adansonii is best by using stem cuttings. It is key to cut a stem with at least two nodes (Nodes are those bumps on the stem where new leaves form). Once you have removed the cutting, you will simply stick your baby Monstera into a glass of water that covers the nodes. The trick to rooting stem cuttings is patience. It is also important after you stick the cutting in water to keep the stem in a warm area. Alternatively, some people may choose to bag their cuttings to seal moisture.