It is good to know how to propagate indoor plants. This way you will enrich your collection of plants, multiply those that you like most and save money from buying plants.
With this collection of 30 indoor plants that can grow from cuttings, you will learn basic but important rules for gardening and propagation of indoor plants.
Tradescantia is a lovely low-maintenance plant that features striped small spike-shaped leaves. Variegation varies from white to purple.
This plant can be easily propagated and grown both in water and in soil. Simply cut off a branch from a matured plant and dip it in water for 2-3 weeks which is enough for the roots to appear and develop.
Cut off a stem from the matured plant and place it into clean water. Once roots appear and develop well, you can transplant the stem into a pot with soil.
3. Umbrella Tree
Propagation of Schefflera is possible from stem cuttings planted in potting mix. Root development required one month if the pot is placed in a bright spot and is regularly watered.
4. African Violets
Rooting hormone is very helpful for some plants’ propagation. African Violet is one of these plants. Cut a stem from the mother plant and dip the end into the rooting hormone.
Then, plant it in a pot with potting mix. In about 1 month, roots will be developed.
5. Snake Plant
This is probably one of the easiest plants to start from a cutting. Simply take off a leaf from a matured Snake plant and dip it into water. If you want to propagate more than just one plant, cut the leaf into more pieces and place them into the potting mix.
6. Prayer Plant
The Prayer plant is another variety in our collection that can be easily grown from a cutting from the stem. Take a cutting below a node from the bottom part of the plant and place it into a flower pot with potting mix.
Propagation of Croton can be in water or in soil. If you choose the water method, then the development of roots will take a bit more.
Planting the stem directly in a potting mix makes sure that the plant is transplanted and ready to grow in the same place.
Leaf propagation is also possible but it must be in water.
8. Jade Plant
Jade plants can be propagated with stems and with leaves. Both should be placed into pots full of soil. To encourage root development, moisturize frequently and keep the pots somewhere with plenty of light.
Geraniums can be propagated in water and in soil. For that, cut a stem right above a node and clean the bottom leaves.
All Begonia varieties can be propagated from cuttings. Take a stem from a matured plant and place it into a potting mix. Moisturize often to encourage rooting.
Some Begonias can propagate in water as well.
11. English Ivy
To propagate English Ivy, you need to cut off a stem that has at least two leaves sets.
To encourage development of roots, dip the end of the stem in a rooting hormone. Then, simply plant in a flower pot or grow it in a container of water.
Hoya plant can be propagated by a stem placed in water or in soil. In both cases, cut a 5-6 inch stem with at least two leaves.
13. Black-Eyed Susan Vine
This plant can be propagated by placing a 6-8 inch stem in water or soil. Cut the stem below a node and then place it in a container with water or in a pot with potting mix.
14. String of Nickels
This plant feels best in an orchid potting mix. Before transplanting the newly developed plant in it, leave the cutting to create roots into damp sphagnum moss.
15. Wax Ivy
Wax Ivy is a gorgeous vine that adds interest to the home decor with its glossy deep green leaves with white edges.
To propagate it, choose the growing season for cutting 4-6 inches-long stems. Place them in a pot with sandy soil.
16. Arrowhead Vine
Arrowhead vine can be successfully grown in water. It is one of those plant varieties that give the interior a point of interest and that make it homier.
Take a cutting from the mother plant that has at least two leaves and dip it into water. Roots will appear in maximum of 3 weeks.
17. String of Pearls
The String of pearls is a modern indoor plant that features clusters draping down with oval-shaped leaves, hence its name.
You can propagate this plant from stem cuttings. Put them directly in a potting mix and moisturize them often to help the rooting process.
18. Grape Ivy
To propagate the Grape Ivy cut a stem with one node only. Cutting should be 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches below the node.
Most people that have experimented with Grape Ivy’s propagation, claim that the rooting hormone is very helpful for root development.
19. Creeping Fig
Pruning of the plant is actually the best way to propagate the Creeping Fig. Don’t toss the cuttings, take the bottom leaves down and then place the cuttings in water.
The glass container shouldn’t be in a place with direct sunlight.
20. ZZ Plant
ZZ plant can be propagated three ways- from a stem cutting, a leaf cutting and by division of the matured plant. Choose a healthy stem with dense and deep green leaves. Remove the leaves from the bottom part of the stem because it will stay either in water or in soil.
Enrooting in water is possible but it will take some more time compared to rooting in soil.
21. Chinese Money Plant
Propagation with cuttings is the easiest way to multiply your Chinese Money Plant also called Friendship Plant.
A matured plant produces many baby offsets that can be cut. Cut the baby plant as low in the soil as possible and then transfer it to a glass with water. If there are any leaves at the bottom part of the cutting, take them down.
22. String of Bananas
The plant string of bananas is easy and quickly propagated by cuttings placed in water or in well-draining soil. Cut a stem from a long strand from the matured plant.
Leave the cutting to dry for a night in order to make sure that there are no bacteria in the wound. Then you can propagate by planting the cutting end in soil, laying the entire cutting on soil or by placing it in water.
23. Fiddle Leaf Fig
The Fiddle Leaf Fig plant is amazing with its tall stems covered densely with large deep green leaves.
Propagate it by taking a branch from the matured plant. Remove the bottom leaves, dip the cutting into rooting hormone and plant into a pot with soil. Cover the cutting with a clear plastic bag to keep the environment moist and encourage rooting.
Every few days, take the bag down to let the plant breathe fresh air for 15 minutes.
24. Dumb Cane
You need a stem from the mother plant to multiply the Dieffenbachia. You can place the Dumb Cane cutting in soil or in water.
The second method is quicker and easier and you can see when the roots are developed enough. Put the glass container with the stem in a warm and bright spot and change the water every 4 to 5 days.
25. Ti Plant
This exotic indoor plant can grow up to 6 feet and enjoy its broad almost black leaves with purple edge variegation.
Propagating of Ti plant is possible in the water. Take a cutting from a matured plant and place it into a glass container with distilled water. Tap water can also be used but it should remain in the container for a few days or be boiled before placing the cutting in. These will clean the tap water from chlorine and fluoride which are harmful to this plant.
26. Split Leaf Plant
The queen of all indoor plants, Monstera, can be easily propagated by cuttings. Once a leaf grows, a new node appears. You can propagate by cutting the leaf below the node or taking a full cutting with more leaves and nodes down.
In all cases, the full cutting should be divided into separate sections consisting of one leaf and a node. If there are air roots, don’t cut them, leave them on the cutting. Then, simply place the stem cutting into a container with water. Roots will appear in 3 months.
27. Rubber Tree
The Rubber Tree is propagated with cuttings from a matured plant planted into soiless potting mix. Choose the stem, cut it from the matured plant and take down the bottom leaves.
Roll the remaining leaves with the glossy part inwards and wrap the roll with a band. This will keep the moist for longer which is important for the rooting process. Then place the stem into the potting mix and cover the plant and the pot with a clear plastic bag.
28. Silver Dollar Vine
Propagation of this modern-looking indoor plant happens with stems planted directly in the soil. Choose a cutting from the matured plant which is matured enough. Prepare a pot with succulent soil and plant the cutting into it.
The pot with the cutting should be kept in a place that is bright but shaded.
29. Dragon Tree
Propagation of Dracaena is good not only to multiply it but also to keep the mother plant in the shape you want as sometimes the stems grow sideways and too leggy.
You can propagate the Dragon Tree through cuttings only- top or stem cutting. Top cuttings make one new plant while stem cuttings can give multiple new plants.
Place the cutting into water. If there are leaves remaining in the water, take them down. Change the water every 5-6 days.
30. Weeping Fig
This elegant indoor plant can be propagated with stems. You can place the stems into water or in soil. Mind that propagation in soil happens slowlier compared to water propagation.