What you’ll need
pruners or knife
glass or vase
for potting: pot, pebbles, soil, water
1. Take cuttings from a healthy plant with plenty of leaves. Make sure the cutting has at least 2-3 leaves and a stem. Use a sharp knife or pruners to make a clean cut just below where a leaf at-taches to a stem (the node).
2. Remove lower leaves but keep 2-3 leaves on the top part of the stem.
3. Put your cutting into a glass or vase filled with enough water to cover the stem. Place in bright light but avoid direct sunlight while waiting for the roots to grow.
4. Be patient – the rooting will take weeks. Check the water regularly. Top off the glass/vase when the level gets low or change the water out completely when it looks murky.
5. After some weeks, when the roots have grown long enough, you can plant your cutting in a pot with soil. Keep the soil very moist so the water roots have time to convert to soil roots.
6. Take care of your plant by considering the amount of water and light it needs. Enjoy watching it grow. When your plant is healthy and has plenty of leaves, share a cutting with a friend.
If you want to keep growing your cutting in water then just make sure to add the proper nutrients to the water. The cutting will continue to grow in your vase and pretty soon, you’ll have a beautiful alternative to a cut flower bouquet.