Did you know that spring is a great time to propagate your houseplants? Spring temps are perfect for minimising stress and encouraging growth, so here are three ways you can prop this Spring!
But first, why do we propagate?
If you want to populate your indoor jungle, this is one of the cheapest and most sustainable ways to do it! Not only do you get FREE plants, you also minimise your carbon footprint by saving on the transport, packaging and emissions associated with commercial growing!
How to water propagate houseplants
If you haven’t tried propagating before, this is an easy way to start. Take a cutting of virtually any houseplant that has nodes; this includes (but is certainly not limited to) Pothos, Philodendrons, Monstera, Peperomia or Begonia. For plants like ZZs and Snake Plants, you can even use a stem or leaf cutting. Pop some Support Pellets in the bottom of a vessel, fill it with water and pop your cutting in. You should see roots start to form in a few weeks!
Here’s a quick how to:
How to propagate houseplants in soil
Soil propagation can sometimes take a bit longer than water, but you have a better success rate once they root because you don’t have to transfer them back to soil. There are a few ways you can propagate in soil or other growing mediums, like sphagnum moss. Check out some examples of how you can propagate with stem cuttings here and with leaf cuttings here. Whichever method, you’ll want to crush Support Pellets and coat the nodes or base of the cuttings with the powder, encouraging faster root growth. Water with Grow and you’ll have roots and shoots in no time!
How to divide your houseplants
If you’ve been lucky enough to get a couple of plants or pups growing in one of your pots, you can always divide the plant to have more. Plants like Monstera and Philodendrons are often double or sometimes triple planted, so if you see a few stems coming from the soil, you likely have a few plants! Rhizome plants like ZZs and Snake Plants can also be divided super easily. Still curious how? Check out this and this!
If you’re planning to do a whooole lotta propagating and repotting this Spring, you’ll want to get your hands on our Revive and Thrive Kit. It’s value packed with Grow and Support to give your plants all the nutrients they need to really get growing!