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How to propagate Indoor Plants

Indoor Plants

Plants: plays a vital role in the maintenance of life on earth. They are the ones who can give us a healthy environment, eatable supplements, fresh air, stress less environment. Instead of this, people are not growing plants due to their busy schedules. But, you know! We can regenerate a new indoor plant from the existing ones. Sounds interesting! there’s no need to purchase the plants every time from the nursery. Propagation or Multiplication is the process of creating baby plants from their mother plants. In today’s blog, I will tell you about the propagation of the five most unique indoor plants. Grow as many plants as we can so that we can enrich our earth with a beautiful environment.

Rubber Indoor Plant:

The scientific name of the Rubber plant is Ficus Elastica. They can extensively grow up to 50 feet tall. Propagation of the Rubber plant is done when the fluid is present in the stems. Take a blunt knife or pruning shears and make a straight cut just above a node and one inch below a node. If the cutting is dripping sap, gently cover the cut end of the stem with a paper or towel until it stops. Once the cutting has been taken, remove all the lowermost leaves from each stem, ensuring that only one leaf persists at the topmost of the cutting. Keep the waxy layer inside. Secure it with polyethylene tape and put it into the soilless potting mix. Before planting you should apply rooting hormone at the end of each cutting. Make a small hole in the central whorl of the pot. Plant the cutting in the pot ensuring that the top node sites on the soil mix surface. It’s mandatory to give support to the cutting with a small stake.

rubber Indoor plant

 Cover the soil firmly around the cutting to stable it at the place. Place it in a warm location that receives dappled sun throughout the day. After four to five weeks, the cutting should begin to establish roots.

Anthurium Indoor Plants:

Anthurium Plant indoor plant

Anthurium is another indoor plant with several names such as tail flamingo and laceleaf. This houseplant is particularly effective in removing harmful chemicals. Propagation of Anthuriums is done by cutting a stem from the plant and trimming off all the leaves which are closer to the stem. Cut the stem into several pieces with each having at least 1-2 eyes on it. Then plant the cuttings in an upright position in a pot that contains a loose, well-drained mixture of sand and peat. Afterward, cover the cuttings with plastic foil. Keep the potting soil moist at a temperature of 25 to 30 degrees. They initiate to develop roots and leaves within a few weeks.

Jade Indoor Plants:

Crassula ovate is commonly known as jade plant and lucky plant. The Jade plant is easy to grow, as it stores water in its leaves, stems, and roots. It is used as an indoor ornamental plant throughout the world. For its propagation, cuttings should be taken at least 2-3 days before planting. This allows the cut surface to dry out and form a scab on it. You must dip it into rooting hormone before allowing it to dry. Cuttings should be at least 3-4” in length and are taken just above a leaf node. Remove all the leaves on the cutting except the topmost ones. Then, fill the pot with well-drained potting soil. Moisten the soil well with water and allow it to drain out excess water from the hole underneath the pot. Make a hole with your fingertip in pre-moistened potting mix. Gently place the cutting into the hole. You can use a stake or straw to provide support if needed.

Jade Plant

Ponytail palm

Ponytail palm

Ponytail palm is another indoor plant with another name, Elephant’s foot palm due to its thick and rough-textured trunk. For its propagation, use a sterile, sharp knife and take the cutting from the grown-up plant. Cuttings should be 4 inches tall and are usually able to establish a root base and make the best startup. You can use a soilless medium, such as a succulent mix or sand-based potting soil. Place the rooted end of the cuttings in a moistened and well-drained container. Gently cover the container with a plastic bag around the edges of the pot. Place the container in a warm room. Every few days, you must aerate the pot and water the surface of the soil. Water twice a week in summers, once in two weeks in winters.

Prayer Indoor Plants

The Maranta or “Prayer Plant” is one of the unique plants due to its attractive leaf shape and color. The prayer Indoor plant is so named for its habit of folding its leaves during the night. The propagation of the prayer plant is very simple. Just clip off a cutting below a node. Place the cutting in water or moist soil to allow the roots to develop. The Bud is present neat the petiole of the leaf. The growth of new roots will develop from the nodes. While propagating a plant you just need to cut below the node. Plant the cutting directly into a container of moistened soil mix. Place it in a location that receives bright light. Keep the soil moist while the development of the roots.

Note: Here I have just mentioned five indoor plants You can propagate any of your indoor plants by cutting such as Areca palm, Spider plant, Alocasia, Calathea, Money plant, and ample of these.

Prayer Plant