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Vegetative Propagation of Houseplants

Tips for Success

  • Start with healthy plants.

  • Use clean and sharp cutting tools.

  • Use disease-free rooting media that provides the proper water holding capacity and air spaces.

  • Place in bright, indirect light.

  • Increase surrounding humidity.

  • Do not allow leaves to touch each other.

  • Keep rooting media evenly moist, but not soggy wet.

  • If cuttings are enclosed, ventilate as needed.

  • Keep rooting media warm (75-80°F).

  • Lower air temperatures help keep humidity high.

  • Don't wait too long to transplant into individual pots.

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