Cuttings of leaves with petioles – plant propagation

September 29, 2016 at 2:37 pm

leaf cuttings - whole leaf with petioleThe name of this method practically says it all. It involves whole leaves torn off the mother plant along with their petioles (stalks) to serve as cuttings. It is a very popular way of propagating the african violet.

Leaf section cuttings – plant propagation

July 23, 2016 at 11:39 am

propagation - leaf section cuttingsOnly a few house plants can be propagated with cuttings of leaf fragments. One of them is sansevieria trifasciata (the Snake plant), which I have already written about elsewhere on this blog.

Stolons with plantlets – plant propagation

May 5, 2016 at 4:29 pm

plant propagation - stolons with plantletsStolons (also called runners) are horizontal above ground plant stems which start to root and to form a new plant at the place where they touch the ground. Stolons of some plants (like for example the spider plant) grow upwards, then bend over slightly and produce little young plants, called plantlets, at their tips. After touching the soil, the plantlets take roots and become independent from the mother plant.

Tip cuttings – plant propagation

April 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm

plant propagation - tip cuttingsPropagation with tip cuttings is one of the most frequently used methods of house plant propagation. This way you can reproduce most house plants with forking shoots or branches on which many leaves grow. Therefore you will NOT use this method on grassy plants, ferns, succulents, or plants with single leaves growing from the soil.