Gardening

An Easy Space-Saving Way To Propagate Plant Cuttings

I love to propagate plants. It’s fun and it saves money because then I don’t have to buy them at the store. I also sell plant cuttings on eBay, Mercari and Etsy. If you’d like to see what I sell, here is a link to my Etsy store. I don’t have many rooted cuttings yet since I just started this method, but I do have unrooted cuttings available.

I don’t have a lot of space so I dreamed up this idea for starting cuttings. I bought a few clear plastic shoe boxes from Dollar Tree and a bag of Spaghnum moss from the hardware store. I used a Phillips screwdriver to add 4 holes along the side of each one (so the cuttings will have oxygen) then put about a 2-inch layer of the moss in each shoe box and added enough water to make the moss moist. Then I added the cuttings and put the lid on and placed it in front of a window. Within a few days, the Wandering Jew cuttings had roots! I am still waiting on the others but they all look like they are enjoying the environment and healthy. There are houseplant cuttings and outdoor cuttings in this box: blueberry, English lavender, golden Pothos, lemon thyme, rosemary and apple mint. The drops of water you see are from the humidity created inside the box (not from me watering).

The great thing about this is that the boxes can be stacked so it takes up very little space.

So far, I am only working with softwood cuttings from houseplants, herbs and a blueberry bush and have not experimented with other cuttings like from fruit trees or shrubs but I think the method might have good results due to the environment being humid, warm and with other cuttings.

Please share your propagation tips in the comments. Would love to hear from you!

Warmly,

Monica

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2 thoughts on “An Easy Space-Saving Way To Propagate Plant Cuttings”

  1. I love this idea. I live in a condo and am thinking about getting a hydro tower. This would be a great way to start my plants. Thanks for liking The Papa’s Kitchen Melting Potato recipe on my blog and for subscribing to Embracing Life’s Seasons!

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