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How-To: Propagating Your Plants from Cuttings

Let your herbs and succulents multiply with these easy tips

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Original Article: Sunshine Selga Funa Photography: Kurt Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions

If you want to fill your garden with herbs and succulents, you don't necessarily have to buy new plants every so often. You can work with your plants' cuttings to double the number of greens that you already have. Consider these tips when working with cuttings:

For herbs:

 

  • Take cuttings (about three inches) from a sturdy stem and cut just below a leaf node. Pluck the leaves from the lower stem, which will be immersed in water.
  • Place the cutting in a small bottle of clean water. Replace water every three days or so. Watch for developing roots in about two weeks or less. Cuttings from young stems develop roots faster. You may also use rooting hormones to encourage faster root growth (use organic ones especially for herbs).
  • You’ll know your cuttings are ready for planting when two or three inches of roots have sprouted.

—Joanne Enriquez-Bohol of Black Thumb MNL and Sunshine Selga-Funa

For succulents:

  • Slice off the leaves from your well-grown succulents. Make sure that the leaves are healthy.
  • Lay the leaves on a piece of cloth and let it dry for one to three days.
  • Fill a shallow tray with soil—at least one-inch in depth. Moisten it with water.
  • Lay and don't submerge the leaves on the soil.
  • Sprinkle some water onto the leaves and wait for it to grow roots and leaves. It usually takes a month or so.

—Kat Patino-Marquez

READ: How to Propagate Succulents

This snippet originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Minor edits have been made by the realliving.com.ph editors. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details.

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