Thursday, October 6, 2022

Propagating Plants


Using one plant to grow another—is the act of propagation. It's a simple way to add to your plant collection or share it with others. Golden Pothos is one of the easiest to do this with. 

Step 1:  Make the cut. I like to trim a piece with a few leaves on it just below the bump where the leaf attaches to the stem.

Step 2:  Place in water. Put the cut end in a clear glass of warm water. Make sure there's enough space for the roots to grow and expand. 

Step 3:  Let it sit for 2-4 weeks near a window and watch as roots sprout. The picture above are plants that are 4 weeks old. You can see the roots sprouting. They're ready to be planted in soil. (The parent plant is right next to them.)

Step 4:  Plant in soil. Choose a pot with good drainage. Gather the roots in a clump (root ball), and plant about two inches below the soil's surface. Keep the soil moist for at least a week as the baby plants get used to the new environment.  

Then place them around your house or give them as gifts to others.