Over the past year I have found myself majorly excited about plants. I have never had a green thumb but, I have found a desire to have more greenery in my space. I’ve been going around telling my friends that I want it to be like jungle in my bedroom. This is where my experimenting with propagation has come into place.
First order of business was to try it out on one of the Snake plants we have in the house. The first step was easy – cutting.
Personally I cut a piece from the plant that would not be easily noticed that it was gone. I didn’t want change the esthetic of the existing plant – especially because it wasn’t my own.
In the left photo below you can see how long I cut the leaf. I did not cut it halfway down but the entire thing from the base of the plant.
Next step is to put it in water and wait. I let my cutting sit in water for over a month so this takes some patients but do not get discouraged. Let the cutting do its thing. Over time it began to root as you see in the photo below to the right!
After you have a root system in place it is time to pot your plant! I filled my plastic pot with soil that offers water control. Snake plants are succulents so they do not like a ton of water. Using a soil that will help control overwatering is key. You can also get soil specifically for succulents but, my local Home Depot did not have any in stock.
Finish by watering your newly potted plant. Since it has been sitting in a glass of water for a while it needs that extra moisture to get itself going in its new home!
Enjoy your newest plant baby and don’t forget to let me know how it came out.