How to propagate plants with cuttings


Yay! It’s finally feeling like spring here in NYC. As Earth Day just passed last week on April 22nd, it is perfect time to refresh your indoor plants. You can re-pot them, prune them, and even propagate them. I think the easiest way to share your plants is to propagate with cutting. This works with most plants that have many stems or side branches.

You’ll need a clean knife or plant clippers, and a plant.

These photos are from a Golden Pothos that’s been with me a long time. It was a housewarming present when I moved into my first apartment in NYC. It’s very hearty and probably one of the easiest houseplants to maintain. Remember, plants can bring nature into your home to help create a healing and holistic space for you. Plants are often used as feng shui adjustments.

  • Select a healthy stem to use as your cutting.
  • Locate a node, where a leaf and stem meet. It’s best to cut just below the node.
  • The easiest thing is to place the cutting in a glass of water so it can grow roots. You can also place it back into the original soil or new soil to grow roots. If you want to share with someone, place it in a moist paper towel for easy transport!

Propagating plants with cuttings is easy! Do you have a plant you’d like to share with someone today?

by Anjie Cho