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20 Plants & Herbs You Can Propagate From Cuttings

Growing plants from cuttings is one of the easiest ways to start your own garden without a struggle. Plants grown from cuttings are exact clones of the parent plant, so you have complete idea what you are growing.
Generally, growing plants from the seeds is a long process, this is the reason why many gardeners prefer to grow new plants from cuttings. So, if you are ready to grow plants and herbs from cuttings, here is a list of plants and herbs you can start from cuttings.


The best way to regrow sage is by cuttings from a garden in the fall and repots it in spring. You can easily place the cuttings in water until they form roots, and then transplant them in to the pot.


Basil can be easily grown from seeds, but add to the variety by rooting up tip cuttings taken at any time of the year and place them in warm place under indirect sun.


Lavender is a wonderful herb with its beautiful aroma, you can easily grow this herb from cuttings. All you need to do is, take 3 inch tip cuttings in early spring and root them in cold frame. Then transplant them in to the garden beds after 4-6 weeks.


Thyme is one of the best herbs to start with, if you want to try and propagate a plant. You can use the new growth in the spring, regrow them using jar of water and transplant them in to the pot after rooting.


Rosemary is wonderful herb to start with, you can easily use new growth in the spring or basal cuttings in the late fall. The greener the stem, the easier it will regrow new shoots.


Mint is an herb that can grow almost anywhere it’s planted. You can easily regrow a mint cutting in water due to its soft stems. Once new cuttings has grown roots, transplant in to potting soil and water the herb once in a week to grow healthily.


You can easily regrow horseradish by simply dividing the root in to three pieces then replanting it about a foot apart in your garden. Or simply, plant it inside the moist and silty soil.


Oregano is another easy herb which can grow in a jar of water. Make sure to remove all its flowers and leaves expect on the top before keeping it in water.


Take cuttings in the spring and start regrowing them in the moist compost and soil mix, make sure the leaves are covered completely.

African Violets:

Choose a healthy plant and cut off its healthy leaves with 2-3 inches of leafy stalk. Poke a hole with a chopstick at 70 degree angle, then insert the stalk leaf in to the tray of moist compost and sand. Make sure to keep the tray moist and warm and in bright lit area.


You can regrow geranium by placing its cuttings in a jar of water. Take cuttings about 6 inches long and make sure all the leaves of the plant are above the waterline. It takes up to a month for geranium to complete new root growth in water.


Take begonia cutting of 1 inch long and press it gently in to the moistened potting mix. Place the cutting in warm, humid and well lit spot out of direct sunlight until roots begin to form.


Cut down 4 inches off from the tip of the plant and leave two to three pairs of leaves. Plant them in moist rooting soil and cover with plastic, you can also cut off the leaves in half to avoid moisture loss.

Jade Plant:

Take a branch of jade plant which is about 3-4 inches of long and allow them to dry. Once it is dried, plant it in potting mixture and keep it damped until it takes root.

Chinese Evergreen:

When you see these plants becoming leggy, take tip cuttings and pot them in moist and sand potting mix. Don’t forget to mist the leaves just to keep them hydrated until new roots can supply water.


Philodendrons are of different varieties, but the best part is all of them are easy to grow from cuttings.Best Tip cuttings with 2-3 nodes are the easiest to root because they start growing from this tip as soon as the roots form.

Dumb Cane:

Dumb cane keeps losing its lower leaves as they grow. Cut off leafy heads and set them aside for a day or two then pot up in individual containers and place them in warm temperature with good light. Cut off the remaining bare canes 2 inches above the soil line and divide the canes in to 3 sections, keep them in rooting trays containing peat and compost.

Fragrant Corn Plant:

Propagation is similar to dumb cane and philodendron plants, tip cuttings and mid section cuttings can be grown in to new plants easily.


Take 10-12 inch cuttings from female plant of holly and wound the bottom one inch. Dip it in the rooting hormone powder and pot up in moist rooting medium then cover with plastic sheeting. Keep it indoors to support its growth.


Take 12 inch long hardwood cutting of pencil thickness in fall and start planting out in your favorite location. Make sure to water it thoroughly until winter.
Happy Planting!

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