Propagation: Water Rooting Houseplants

Posted by @threegardeners on
This is the first in a series of short articles on propagation, the process of increasing your plants. There are several ways to propagate, but let's start with water rooting.

Water Rooting

This is the easiest way to root a cutting. This method will work well with many types of plants.

2012-06-29/threegardeners/af0080Spider plants, Pothos, Ivies, Syngonium, Schefflera, Coleus, and Cane-type Begonias, will all root relatively easily in water.

Simply snip off a section of the plant, remove any leaves that might be below the water line, and place it in a container of room temperature water. Change the water every other day.

In a few days to a week or so you'll have a nicely rooted plant.

Water roots are very sensitive, so when you plant them in soil be extra careful and don't let the plant become too dry until the roots have established well.

 
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