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The Best Propagation Methods

The Best Propagation Methods

One of the most exciting milestones a new plant parent reaches is when there is enough growth on one of their plants to try their hand at propagating! There are a few popular methods for achieving this.


Propagating plants from leaf cuttings is achieved by snipping a stem just below a node and rooting it, either in water or soil. When making the chop, you will want to ensure there are 3-4 good leaves on the stem.

Harvesting Pups

A pup is an offshoot of a new plant, attached to the “mother plant”. When your pup has grown to roughly ⅓ the size of the mother plant, you can chop it off and plant it. You may want to dip your pup in a rooting powder before planting it into a small pot of soil. 

Best Plants for Stem Cutting

  • Pothos
  • Umbrella Plant
  • Tradescantia
  • African Violet
  • Philodendron
  • Prayer Plant
  • Chinese Evergreens

Best Plants for Harvesting Pups

  • Spider Plant
  • Aloe Vera
  • Snake Plant
  • Bromeliads
  • Pilea
  • Ponytail Palm
  • Easter Cactus

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