Making Plant Babies 101 - Ethereal Company

Making Plant Babies 101

If you're anything like me, you probably love to fill your home with all sorts of green friends. They're like little mascots that keep us company, make us smile and keep us calm. However, sometimes we just want to make our collection a bit bigger and that's where propagating comes in.

Propagating house plants is the process of creating new plants from the existing ones. It's like creating mini-me's of your favorite plants and it's easier than you think. It's like gardening magic and it can be done with just a few simple steps.

Propagating Plants

Pick your Plant

First, you'll need to identify the plant that you want to propagate. Some plants are easier to propagate than others, so do your research. To start propagating your plants, you need to choose the right ones.

Some of the easiest plants to propagate include pothosspider plants, and ivy. Once you have chosen your plant, it's time to get creative!

There are several ways to propagate house plants, including stem cuttings, division, and layering.


Getting Dirty

Now comes the best part - getting your hands dirty! When you're propagating, you'll need to make sure that you have all of your tools ready.

You'll need a sharp blade, some pots, soil, water and a lot of love. You see, when you're propagating, you're not just creating new plants, you're also creating memories and memories are priceless.

Stem Cutting

Stem Cuttings

For stem cuttings, all you need is a healthy stem from your plant, a pot, and some rooting hormone.

You can also use cinnamon, which is a natural rooting hormone, to encourage growth.

Place the cutting in the pot, add water, and watch it grow. Just be prepared for the occasional struggle of keeping the stem upright, as it may need some support. It's all part of the fun!


Division is a great option for plants that have outgrown their pots or for those with multiple stems.

Simply remove the plant from its pot, separate the stems, and plant each one in a separate pot. Remember to water regularly, and your new plants will grow into their own.

Layering Plants


Finally, layering is a method that involves rooting a stem while it's still attached to the parent plant.

Simply bend a stem down to the soil, make a small incision, and anchor it with a rock. Keep the soil moist, and in a few months, roots will form, and you'll have a new plant.

So, go ahead and propagate your house plants. Trust me, you'll have a blast and you'll have a new family member to love and cherish. Just remember to give them plenty of water, sunlight and a lot of love. They're counting on you. 

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