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Simple steps to grow plants from cuttings

OUR TIP

Use clean and sterile equipment. When you cut your plant, make sure your scissors or shears are cleaned. It will reduce the risk of infection in your plant.
Want to know how to grow plants from cuttings for your indoor garden? Bulbo has a guide to help you get started growing at home.

Some plants do best starting from seed, but others can be regenerated from using a portion of an already adult plant. The cutting is a fragment of a plant specially cut and placed in the ground or in the water to regenerate the missing parts (roots), thus giving rise to a brand new plant. It’s a little bit like cloning for plants.
Simple steps to grow plants from cuttings
photo © Judith de Graaff

How to grow plant from a cutting

There are a couple things to keep in mind when regenerating a plant from a cutting.
  • Start off with a healthy plant. It is more likely to flourish and reproduce.
  • Make sure you are working with a plant that can be reproduced through cuttings. See our list below of popular plants regenerated through cuttings. 
  • Use clean and sterile equipment. When you cut your plant, make sure your scissors or shears are cleaned. It will reduce the risk of infection in your plant. 
  • Cut your plant at the base and remove leaves toward the end. 
  • Place the cutting in clean water and expose it to the sun (at a temperature of 16-18°C).
  • When you start seeing roots growing, transplant the new cutting to a pot with a sandy soil mix. 
And there you go! A new plant in no time, made at home from a single stalk of your old plant.

Suggestions of plants to grow from cuttings

Banner photo © Judith de Graaff

OUR TIP

Use clean and sterile equipment. When you cut your plant, make sure your scissors or shears are cleaned. It will reduce the risk of infection in your plant.
Want to know how to grow plants from cuttings for your indoor garden? Bulbo has a guide to help you get started growing at home.

Some plants do best starting from seed, but others can be regenerated from using a portion of an already adult plant. The cutting is a fragment of a plant specially cut and placed in the ground or in the water to regenerate the missing parts (roots), thus giving rise to a brand new plant. It’s a little bit like cloning for plants.
Simple steps to grow plants from cuttings
photo © Judith de Graaff

How to grow plant from a cutting

There are a couple things to keep in mind when regenerating a plant from a cutting.
  • Start off with a healthy plant. It is more likely to flourish and reproduce.
  • Make sure you are working with a plant that can be reproduced through cuttings. See our list below of popular plants regenerated through cuttings. 
  • Use clean and sterile equipment. When you cut your plant, make sure your scissors or shears are cleaned. It will reduce the risk of infection in your plant. 
  • Cut your plant at the base and remove leaves toward the end. 
  • Place the cutting in clean water and expose it to the sun (at a temperature of 16-18°C).
  • When you start seeing roots growing, transplant the new cutting to a pot with a sandy soil mix. 
And there you go! A new plant in no time, made at home from a single stalk of your old plant.

Suggestions of plants to grow from cuttings

Banner photo © Judith de Graaff