Top 5 Indoor or Houseplants that are easy to grow  from cuttings

Top 5 Indoor or Houseplants that are easy to grow from cuttings

Planting indoor or houseplants excites many of us … but buying them seems too expensive???

Moving to a new House and cannot leave your green Friends behind??

No worries .. Here is some good News for you all …

Yes .. you can even save your money just by  Propagating these plants in just a few easy steps and you will be all done.

So, Propagating sounds cool but what does it really mean?

PROPAGATING in simple words may be defined as the multiplication or reproduction of plants.

Each plant responds differently to different methods of propagation. Various techniques of propagation have been developed with the objective to have uniformity in crops, early bearing, increased production, resistance against pests and diseases, and introduce certain characteristics in new generations.

 And when we talk about Propagating Plants by Cutting

 Cutting is a detached vegetative part of a plant, which on separation and planting is able to regenerate the missing parts and develop itself into a new plant.

 It is an inexpensive and quick method of propagation. A large number of uniform plants can be produced using few parent plants.

 It does not involve specialized skills. The method is named after the part of the plant used for cutting, e.g., stem, root, and leaf.

Here Listed down we have some of those Indoor Plants which can be grown by cutting i.e. Plants that can be Propagated by Cutting.

1.  PHILODENDRON

 Scientific Name : Philodendron

Description: For generations, Philodendron Plant has been considered as one of the best House Plants, they are native to the regions of America & the West Indies. They attract gardening because of their Shiny attractive, dark green, excellent foliage & is one of those plants that can be grown by cutting.

Propagating Procedure :

  • Choose a mature, Healthy Philodendron plant to take your Cuttings from. (at least 10-16cm long.)
  • Snip off lower leaves and stem on the cuttings if any.
  • Place the cutting in a glass of clean water to establish a good network of roots.(It takes 3-4 weeks for proper rooting)
  • After the roots are established properly accommodate the cutting in  a planting pot
  • Take a pot with some soil that is light, porous, loose & rich in organic matter.
  • Plant the Cutting into the Soil and the cutting is perfectly propagated and planted.
TIP Place the Potted Plant near a window under bright, indirect Sunlight And Water only when you see the topsoil is slightly dry. 

2.  UMBRELLA PLANT

              Scientific Name : Schefflera

Description: Umbrella plant is native to Taiwan as well as Hainan, it is also known as the dwarf umbrella tree because it has much resemblance with the Smaller version of the Umbrella tree. It has lush glossy foliage, low maintenance nature, and also is one of those plants that can be grown by cutting.

Propagating Procedure :

  • Choose a healthy cutting from a healthy umbrella plant. (at least 10-20 cm long)
  • With a sharp knife cut off the lowest end i.e.lower stem or lower leaf if any.
  • Take the cutting and put it in a glass of clean water for the process of rooting. (It will take 4-12 weeks for proper rooting)
  • After the rooting is done properly and completely place the cutting into a planting pot.
  • Take a pot with aerated and loamy soil.
  • Plant the cutting into the soil perfectly.
TIP Place the Potted Plant near a window facing north or East under bright, indirect Sunlight, Water only when you see the topsoil is slightly dry & Re-pot once 1-2 year for taller growth. 

3. JADE PLANT

       Scientific Name : Crassula ovata

 Description: Jade plant has its origin in South Africa. It is basically from the family of thick-leaved plants and has widely branched and green shrubs. The Jade plant is one of the finest and easily propagated plants.

Propagating Procedure :

  • Select a healthy cutting from  a mature Jade Plant. (at least 10-12cm long)
  • Slit the lower end of the cutting with a sharp knife.
  • Gather the cutting and place it a in Glass full of Clean water so that a network of roots can be formed. (It takes 14-15 days for the formation of roots)
  • After the roots of the plants are formed, place the cutting in a planting pot.
  • Take a pot with plenty of soil; preferably Cacti Soil.
  • Plant the cutting of jade properly into the soil.
TIP Place the Jade Plant Strictly away from the Sunlight, for at least 14 days after planting for better Results & water the plant only with moderate wet consistency.

4. WANDERING JEW

Scientific Name : Tradescantia zebrina

Description: Wandering Jew basically have their origin from South and Central. America. It is one of the best indoor plants and looks very attractive when kept hanging.

Also it is one of the finest propagating plants

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Propagating Procedure :

  • Choose a cutting of wandering jew plants; make sure the cutting is healthy and free from insects.(at least 10-12cm long)
  • Cut down the excess stem or leaves from the bottom of the cutting.
  • Now, put the cutting in a glass full of clean water and make sure to change the water in a timely, for the formation of roots. (It takes 7-8 weeks at most)
  • As soon as you see the established roots transfer the cutting into a planting pot.
  • Take a pot with some good hummus, rich in nutrients slightly acidic to neutral and moistly fresh Loamy soil.  
  • At the end Plant processed cutting of the wandering jew plant into the soil.

TIP Water these Wandering Jew Plants regularly in the beginning for the quick growth of the roots.

5. POTHOS

       Scientific Name : Epipremnum aureum

Description:  Pothos is a very common houseplant that anyone can grow. They are one of the best air purifying indoor plants and also are super easy to propagate;

in fact propagating them keeps them healthy and attractive too.

Propagating Procedure :

  • Select a healthy stem of the Pothos Plant, making sure that it has 4-5 leaves attached.(at least 15-20cm long)
  • Split the excess stem or leaves below with a sharp knife.
  • Take a Glass of fresh and clean water and place the cutting into it, so as to establish a good network of roots. (it takes at least 4-5 weeks)
  • After the roots are established completely transfer the cutting of the pothos to a planting pot.
  • Take a Planting pot with unsaturated & moist soil.
  • Plant the rooted cutting of pothos in the soil.
TIP Keep the Pothos away from the direct Sunlight as with the right care & Indirect sunlight the Plant is going to flourish for a Long time.

So, ProvidedAbove some of those plants which can be replanted just by cutting them from the mother plant and all the procedures to do so.

Enjoy Planting in another exciting way and keep spreading green love…