Growing plants from cuttings

The Secret to Growing Plants from Cuttings

Growing plants from cuttings is a simple way to increase your current collection of plants without having to make a trip to the nursery, regardless of whether you are dealing with a small balcony garden or your very own urban jungle. For any aspiring gardener who is eager to learn more about plants and embrace their green thumb, learning to propagate is a terrific skill.

We developed this helpful guide explaining what propagating is, how to do it, and other useful tips for producing new plants from cuttings – learn more by reading on!

So What Exactly Is Propagating?

Growing new plants from seeds, cuttings, and other plant materials is known as propagating. Propagation is the process of growing a new plant from a cutting of an existing plant, commonly referred to as the “parent plant.”

What are the Advantages of Propagating Plants from Cuttings?

You save money by not having to buy a new plant, which is one of the main benefits of starting from cuttings. All you need to grow your new plant is some soil, some garden space, and a pot or other container. It also makes a wonderful (and inexpensive) present idea!

Cutting your parent plant to propagate is the best because trimming and pruning your plants encourages fresh, stronger growth. You can prune your plant to give it a better overall look and shape, and then you can use the cuttings to generate new growth. You can ‘clone’ a particularly beautiful, lush, and/or healthy plant by propagating it! When you start a new plant from a cutting as opposed to a seed, it will inherit the same unique traits as its parent.

Which Plants are Most Suited for Propagation?

Many different plants can be propagated, but as a general rule, they must have root nodes on their stems or vines. The buds or lumps located beneath a leaf or on the side stem are known as root nodes, and they are where a plant can generate new roots to create a new plant.

Since perennial plants have a longer life cycle than annual plants, they are typically preferred to be cultivated from cuttings. However, you can also propagate an annual plant in the fall, like basil, and replant the new plants for spring growth.

Although indoor plants are usually the easiest to propagate, you can also cultivate outdoor plants from cuttings. Devil’s Ivy, Coleus, Spider Plants, Hydrangeas, Monsteras, and herbs like Mint, Basil, and Rosemary are among our suggestions. Check out our blog for additional helpful advice on how to nurture your garden and see what services we have to offer. As an alternative, you may rely on the experienced operators at Pulse Lawn Mowing & Gardening to take care of all your gardening-related needs. Call us on 1300 697 857 or send an enquiry online to get your garden looking great!

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