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Plant Propagation

  • Schefflera propagation advice needed
    I've had this beauty for about four years now, and I'd really like to try my hand at propagating a new plant from a cutting. I've got propagation hormone powder and plan on propagating it in soil - my understanding is these don't do well with water propagation. I'm wondering if anyone has some pointers or advice on how/where to take a clipping from the plant and any other tips on getting this to work successfully. Thanks in advance! 
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      Mari Many, many years ago I got a clipping off of one of these from my landlord, and I just plopped it in water, and away it went. I'm not sure it that helps, but it was my experience. I believe it was a bit of branch, though you could try to propagate one of the stalks to see if that works?
  • Snake plants
    Hi I propagated my snake plant in August (cut a leaf and let it root in water). I have since planted it and can tell the roots are strong but no other leaves are growing.  It just looks like a planted leaf. Any tips?
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      Pei 100% Agreed with [287148,Andrea]. Propagation is definitely a test of patience! I would also add that proving optimal care will help it grows “slightly” faster. Good luck 👍🏼
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      Andrea Hi Samantha,
      I’m under the impression that snake plants grow pretty slowly, especially when propagating through a cut leaf (rather than through division or rhizome removal) like you did here. Basically, the roots are starting from scratch and need time to develop. It looks healthy, though, and usually you don’t want to fertilize in winter, so I think all you can do is wait for now. As the days grow longer and it gets more light I imagine you’ll see some growth. 🤞🏼🌱
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      Samantha Here he is...
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  • Propagating a spider plant
    What's the best way to propagate spider plant offshoots/babies? In water or just putting them in soil<span>? I just planted mine (with no roots) but I'm not sure if that's the best option!</span>
  • Propagate small plants?
    Can you propagate smaller plants from small plants?
  • Propagate this?
    How do I propagate a fiddle leaf fig?
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      Brooklyn This video will help, best visual explanation of how to propagate. Don't use a knife to cut the main stem like he did, not safe. Use proper shears for a clean cut. If you use the water method to propagate, change the water daily. My FLF is too short to start chopping it to propagate new pups, I need it a little taller for my desired look.
      Best of luck! Post an update, I'd love to see your results.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvgs7b2fcjQ
  • How do I propagate?
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      Elana It’s a peperomia so it can be propagated from any part of the plant! Stick just a leaf or a leaf with a bit of stem in some soil and you’re good to go.
  • How do they grow snake plants so fast?
    They are such slow growers... they must eventually run out, right?
  • How do they propagate Venus Fly Traps?
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      PlantMom Usually by seed or sometimes they can grow pups which can be divided from the mother plant.
  • How do I propagate?
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      Paris Lalicata You can also propagate succulents by placing plastic wrap over a cup/jar filled with water, and stick the leaves so that they are just hovering over the water! Should start to root after several weeks!
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      Elana Succulents are super easy to propagate! You can propagate from just a leaf and lay that on soil or you can behead one and just stick that in soil.
  • Can I get a white monstera from this leaf? :D
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      PlantMom If you attempted to propagate the node this leaf is on, it would be unlikely that all of the leaves would be entirely white. If they were, it wouldn’t be able to survive because it would have no way to photosynthesize.