5 Of the Easiest Plants to Propagate by Water and How to Do It

Propagation is a fantastic way to multiply your plants, without spending any money! Water propagation has to be one of the easiest ways to do this. Here, we will guide you through the steps to rooting your plants in water and we will give you 5 plants that you could use.

What plants can you propagate?

There are many plants you can propagate by water cuttings, these are 5 that we believe have the best results.

  • Pothos or Devils Ivy – Epipremnum aureum
  • Philodendrons
  • Monsteras
  • Arrowhead Plant – Syngonium podophyllum
  • Wandering Jew – tradescantia pallida

What do you need?

You will need a few items that you may already have around the house. They are:

  • A plant 
  • Clean, sharp scissors or secateurs
  • A glass jar or vase
  • Water

How to propagate by water cutting?

Step 1

Find a node along the stem. A node is a bump along the stem where a leaf is growing. Ensure you find a section that has at least two nodes above. Take a clean snip with your scissors or secateurs.

Step 2

Cut off any leaves that would be submerged in water above the cut, leaving at least one leaf on the stem at the end.

Step 3

Fill a glass with enough water to cover the bottom node, or the bottom two if you have them. Place it in a spot near a window that receives bright, indirect light.

Step 4

Watch the roots grow in the water! Seeing the roots grow in a clear jar is amazing. Top the water up when it gets low and change if the water looks murky. 

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