Hello, plant fans.
Having more plants doesn't have to be expensive. Avoid busting your budget by propagating plants from cuttings. It's easy and virtually free.
I do this with my tradescantia zebrina plant. I also propagate sansevieria (snake) plants and succulents with cuttings. You, too, can grow your garden with this simple process.
Propagating Tradescantia Zebrina (a.k.a. Wandering Jew or Inch Plants)
1. Snip cuttings at least a few inches in length with three or more leaves. Caveat: Not all plants can grow from cuttings.
If you wish to add a new plant to your gang, you can buy cuttings from Etsy or eBay sellers, or you can ask friends and neighbors for cuttings.
2. Root your cuttings in water (no root hormone is needed). It's that simple. Tradescantia zebrina cuttings root in less than a week. I recommend waiting at least two weeks for roots to establish before planting them in soil.
3. Plant your rooted cuttings. Potting soil will do. Instead of soil, I prefer a seed starter mix of peat moss and perlite.
Then watch your garden grow.
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I'm Jade: a plant lover, plant mama, apartment dweller, and teacher living in Honolulu.
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