Houseplant propagation

Perfect Your Spring Propagations

Dreaming of a bigger collection? The quickest, easiest and cheapest way is to learn how to propagate. Don’t worry, it sounds more technical than it is. It’s simply taking a cutting from one of your plants and growing the roots in water before transporting to a pot. Too easy.

Fun fact: spring is a great time to propagate your houseplants! Spring temps are perfect for minimizing stress and encouraging growth.


How To Propagate 

Take a cutting of virtually any houseplant that has nodes; this includes (but is certainly not limited to) Pothos, Philodendrons, Monstera, Peperomia or Begonia. For plants like ZZs and Snake Plants, you can even use a stem or leaf cutting. Pop some Enrich Powder in the bottom of a vessel, fill it with water and pop your cutting in. You should see roots start to form in a few weeks! 


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PRO-TIP: When propagating snake plant cuttings, let the cutting sit out and callous for a few days before adding to water to avoid rot.


Transferring Your Propagation To Soil

Spring and summer are the best time to repot plants and this includes transferring rooted propagations to soil. When switching a plant from water to soil they tend to undergo transplant shock - that's where Enrich Powder comes in! Mixing Enrich into your plant's new soil helps protect against transplant shock and continues to support strong roots. Add 2 tsp for 3-6” pots, 3 tsp for 7-10”, 4 tsp for 10”+ 

After adding Enrich during your repot, water with diluted Grow Concentrate to encourage new leaves!

PRO-TIP: When transferring a water propagation to soil, coat the roots in a thin layer of Enrich before placing in soil. 


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