35+ Indoor Gardening Propagation Hacks that Will Blow You Away!

35+ Indoor Gardening Propagation Hacks that Will Blow You Away!

So far we’ve covered multiple indoor gardening topics, but I don’t think we’ve ever dealt with an all-in-one-place list of the ultimate hacks you can employ for your indoor garden.

While most of these are covered in the individual articles you’ll find here, let’s be honest – it’s way easier when you have all propagation hacks together in a single place.

So, what I’m about to do will be an ideal solution for your research on how to propagate various plants or fruits.

You just sit tight and enjoy the show!

Here we go!


Real-Life Propagating Hacks

 Not to delay any further…

1. Propagate Aloe Vera by Pinching off the Existing Plant…

Propagate Aloe Vera by Pinching off the Existing Plant...

And a banana!

Yes, you read it right. Propagate your lovely aloe with a banana.

The principle is simple and it doesn’t require much time. All you need is a fresh banana and a knife.

Make a cut in your unpeeled banana taking care that it’s deep enough so as to accommodate the pinched off plant that has grown small seeds.

Place it in the opening you made inside the banana and see the magic happen before your eyes.

If you wonder why banana, well, it contains vitamin, iron, potassium, calcium, sodium, minerals, etc.

So, in the course of the next couple of days, the aloe will consume all of these nutrients from the banana thus becoming strong and ready to be repotted.

Once you notice your banana all black, it’s time to take your fully rooted cutting out and plant it in a brand new pot. And for a further guidance, learn how to grow it faster than usual.

2. Propagating Aloe Vera with Cuttings

Aloe is a great choice for decoration and is also great to soothe your burns and mosquito bites, among other things.

So, here comes another way to propagate it.

In this case of propagating aloe, we are dealing with the cuttings.

Namely, make a cutting from the existing plant.

Choose a healthy, good looking leaf that will give a healthy offspring.

Cut it to pieces 1-15 in. long and place it in soil. The new roots will grow back in just a few days and you will have multiple new aloe plants in your home.

Here’s a complete Aloe Vera guide on how to care for it afterward.

3. Propagate pumpkin from seeds…

Propagate pumpkin from seeds

In a pumpkin.

Pumpkin is great for so much more than being merely a Halloween decoration.

You can use its seeds or the pumpkin itself in your diet and experience its multiple benefits.

And when we talk about the propagation, this is the best way to do it and grow it indoors.

The items you’ll need are pumpkin and soil.

The steps to follow are easy – cut the pumpkin in half, use one half (preferably the wider one) as a pot.

Gently separate the pumpkin seeds from the walls and sprinkle the soil above the seeds. A few days later, you will notice totally new plants showing from the soil.

Use these to repot and enjoy the pumpkin you grew in your indoor pot.

4. Propagating plants in…themselves?


Let’s see it in a practical example with money plant.

This is how the hack works.

Make cuttings from the existing plant by cutting one of the existing stems in half.

Use a sharp, but thick, object to make a hole in the stem still attached to the main plant. It is best to push the object of your choosing downwards into the stem.

Now take the new cutting and remove the leaves at its bottom. Afterwards, “sharpen” the end of your cutting so it can fit the hole in your “host” stem.

Carefully insert the pointed cutting inside the pierced stem and pinch them together with a clip.

Now wait and see your plant multiply itself by itself.

5. And, what about propagating peanuts from peanuts?

Propagating Peanuts

For all the peanut addicts out there, here comes a simple hack for you to try when growing it at home.

Before I go into more details, here you need to be aware that you have to take the peanut fresh from the shell. Obviously, the salted fried or baked won’t do.

So, break the shell and take out the peanut. Use as many as you like.

Wrap the nuts in tissue and soak them in water for an hour. Take them out afterwards and keep them in the tissue.

Three days later you should notice small seeds sprouting out of your peanut.

Now you can plant these so they can form a stem and develop into a proper plant for re-potting that you can later keep as an indoor plant that grows lovely peanut “roots”.

And, congratulations, you have propagated your own home-made peanuts.

6. Propagating chickpeas in tea

Propagating chickpeas in tea

The first thing you need to do here is to make yourself a nice cup of tea.

Once it’s time to remove the teabag from the cup, it will be the perfect time to propagate your chickpeas as well.

So, take the teabag out and drain it from the leftover tea. Place it on a dry surface (the saucer is just fine) and make a small tear in the paper.

Place the chickpeas inside and tuck it in nice and cosy.

Now, wait for five days.

This is when you should notice the seeds sprouting and this will be the time to plant the seeds into the soil and wait for your plant to develop.

7. Propagating potato in…in an aquarium?!!

Propagating potato in...in an aquarium?!!

No way!

Mm, think twice.

For this project, you will need an aquarium, a potato (or more) showing seeds and a piece of wire that it’s easy to bend.

First of all, shape the wire similar to the sight glasses – two holders to fix to the edge of the aquarium and two circular openings to accommodate the potatoes.

Place the wire in the aquarium so the round-shaped openings for potato are dipped in water.

Now place the potato on top.

(This is how you’ll achieve a double effect – purifying the water, since potato is known to absorb harmful substances, and at the same time the potato seeds will grow bigger sooner than usual.)

Bring a source of light and soon (i.e. two days later) you will notice the seeds have grown just enough and you can take the potato out and plant it in your pots or outdoor garden.

If you wonder what’s the best time to harvest – we know!

8. Propagating the exotic fruit that is papaya.

Propagating Papaya

I know you love it and you’ve wondered if you could propagate it.

Well, you can and this is how to propagate exotic fruit.

Cut the papaya in half measured by its circumference. Now take one half and slice it in half again.

The middle that is now exposed is rich with seeds for you to use for propagation.

Use a spoon to drain the seeds into a cup filled with water. Stir the seeds and wait a second for them to settle.

Remove the seeds floating on top and then use the ones from the bottom for propagation.

Sprinkle them directly onto a layer of soil, spray with water, and cover with another layer of soil.

Before you know it, you will have nice and shiny papaya growing in your pot by the window.

9. Propagating (any kind of) seeds in an egg carton

Propagating (any kind of) seeds in an egg carton

Empty egg cartons can be used for multiple purposes, but here we’ll focus on indoor plants propagation.

Here you can use any size of carton you see fit, i.e. you can choose based on the number of plants you need.

The procedure is simple.

Cover the bottom of the holes in the carton with soil. Place only one seed per each pit.

Sprinkle some more soil on top of the seed.

Wait for five days for the seed to sprout.

As simple as that.

10. Propagating Guava

Propagating Guava

Did you know that this exotically smelling fruit rich with vitamin C is rather easy to propagate?

All you have to do is cut off the top and then make a slice throughout the circumference.

Place this round-shaped slice on top of a layer of soil and then cover it with another soil layer.

After a while, you will notice new tiny plants showing up from the soil that you can repot and enjoy growing this healthy fruit in your home.

11. Propagating Dates

Propagating Dates

If you ask me, dates are an acquired taste.

It took me a while to get used to these. But, after spending almost a year in North Africa, specifically, the Mediterranean part, dates became an everyday item in my diet.

Arriving back home, I tried the trick to propagate the dates on my own and it worked!

This is the simple trick I tried.

Take the stone/seed out of the date. Eat the date, of course.

Put the seed in water and leave for an hour.

Afterwards, remove it from the water, wrap it in a paper towel, and leave it in a closed plastic container.

Be patient during the next three days and don’t touch it.

When this period expires, remove the paper towel and you will notice your date stone has grown seeds.

Place it in potted soil, cover with soil, spray with water and enjoy your decorative date palm tree and the dates you propagated yourself.

12. Propagating sweet corn

Propagating sweet corn

Whether it comes in the form of popcorn, cooked, baked in the oven, or even grilled, corn is always a welcoming addition to your diet.

So, why would you bother buying it if you can grow it in your home?

And, this is how.

Literally, peel the skin, and shove the pealed corn ear into a pot filled with soil. Of course, the lower side (where the leaves were held together) is the one that goes into the soil.

Water it and wait for it to grow.

You should notice the new growth rising soon enough.

13. Propagating walnut from seeds

Propagating walnut from seeds

Walnuts, I‘m crazy about walnuts! I can eat them with bread, I can put them in a blender and add them to my yoghurt and oatmeal breakfast too.

And, I can also propagate and grow them at home.

For this purpose, you need to remove a part of the shell on the top where the two parts are joined.

The reason is that you need to provide air, obviously.

Use a paper towel to wrap the walnut and keep it like this for four days.

Resist disturbing it!

In four days, the newly-formed seed should be there and you can safely place your seeded walnut into the soil.

14. Propagating tomato from seeds. In a Bowl.

Propagating tomato from seeds. In a Bowl.

Using tomato slices.

Tomato is one of my favorite salads in springtime, so I’ve been trying to grow it safely and healthily in my home.

Eventually, I found a way.

For this trick, it would be best if you can find a tomato grown at local households or small farms. I don’t need to explain why this is better (read, healthier).

So, use fresh tomato and slice it to 4-5 pieces.

For the purpose of propagation, use the slices from the middle that contain seeds.

Put the tomato slices in a glass bowl and cover them with soil. Tap the soil nicely and make sure to water properly.

Give it time and be patient until you notice small tomato plants showing from the soil.

Let them grow a bit and then move them to a larger container where they can properly develop into a healthy plant growing healthy fruit.

15. Propagating tomatoes from seeds

In a sponge.

Yes, in a sponge.

Take a sponge (2×3 in.) and make three parallel lines in it, using a sharp knife, or equivalent.

After this, place the tomato seeds in these three lines and keep them here until you notice new growth.

Once you do, it’s time to place your seedlings in pots.

16. Propagating cucumber with toilet paper?

Propagating cucumber with toilet paper?

Trust me, it’s possible.

You ladies out there know how useful an item a cucumber can be.

You can use it not only for your diet but for your beauty rituals as well. Also, you know that the only difference between a good meal and a good time is where you put the cucumber.

Anyhow, speaking of propagating cucumbers, this is how to do it nice and clean.

Cut the cucumber in half (lengthwise) and then slice it to thinner pieces so you can easily extract the seeds from the central part that holds all the seeds.

Or, you don’t even have to slice it further, just cut it in half and then split one of these halves again.

Use a spoon to gently extract the seeds.

Whichever method you choose, your next step is to put the seeds in a glass filled with water to verify their quality.

Stir thoroughly to be able to tell the difference between the good and the bad seeds.

The ones that surface should be discarded and only the ones that stay at the bottom are good for propagating.

Now unroll your toilet paper, some 3-4 pieces (or leaves?…never knew the name of these) and distribute the seeds so they are in line parallel, and near, to one of the edges.

Fold the paper lengthwise and now roll it and make sure that the roll holds together. You can use an elastic band to stay on the safe side.

Once the seed dries, unroll your wrapped seeds, place them on top of a layer of soil and cover with another layer of soil.

Note that I said unroll and not unwrap too; so, plant the seeds while still wrapped in the toilet paper (don’t worry, it will decompose so fast you won’t even remember it was there).

Make sure to water and that’s about it!!

And, finally, the best thing of all – this hack works for the beet and carrot too.

17. Propagate bell pepper in a bell pepper

Propagate bell pepper in a bell pepper

Wait, what?

Yes, propagate bell pepper in a bell pepper. As simple as that.

Cut the bell pepper in half. Start eating the lower part that doesn’t contain any seeds. J

Use the other half for propagation. Scrape the seeds from the core so they stay inside the pepper.

Put some soil on top of them.


Now, wait a few days for the seedlings to grow.

As simple as that. Just as I said it would be.

Later on, it’s easy to grow it – even indoors!

18. Propagating roses with a tree grafting tape

Propagating roses with a tree grafting tape

I am aware that this sounds like science fiction, but this trick actually works.

All the equipment you’ll need is a razor, or a pretty sharp knife, and a tree grafting tape.

Let’s say somebody bought you a rose or you bought one yourself. Why the hell not?!

You are aware though that it’s going to wither in a matter of days.

But, what if you could use this one rose and make a long-lasting one?

Use an existing rose branch for this trick and make a slot or two in it, depending on how many new cuttings you want to graft onto it.

Make a cutting for the rose you received/bought by keeping just a small healthy part of the stem with a couple of leaves on it.

Sharpen the lower side with the razor or knife to make sure it pierces the rose branch properly.

After your cutting is well-pointed, push it down the slots in the existing rose branch from which you want your new roses to flower.

Once the cutting is safely inside, wrap the area thoroughly with the tree grafting paper.

Now just be patient and wait for your rose to blossom.

19. Propagate your rose flower from cuttings with the tree grafting tape

Not to say, literally transplant your new rose branch to any place in the rose stem you like.

All you have to do is locate a new growth on your rose branch. You should recognize this easily since this is practically a node that has developed a new growth.

Carefully extract this growth by cutting the node off. The safest way is to make a cut a bit above the node and just a little bit below.

You must keep the remaining part of the branch intact since it needs to grow further.

Once you removed the node with a newly developed branch, make a V-notch at another location on the same, or even different branch, and click the node in.

To make sure it holds, first off, sharpen the lower side of the cuttings so it fits the notch.

After that, use the tree grafting tape to wrap the area from all sides so the notch-cutting settles in.

And, your new rose branch should start growing further soon after.

20. Propagating your rose with aloe cuttings

Cool, huh?

I never thought this possible, but then I tried it myself, and it worked.

And, you won’t believe how simple it is.

Make cuttings from your aloe, but for this purpose, you will have to use a cutting made just under the aloe tip.

Practically, cut the tip from your aloe and then make a cutting immediately underneath.

Now use your blossomed rose and stick the bottom of the stem into the aloe cutting.

After this, cut the rose stem in half. In this way, the blossomed rose will not drain the nutrients from the aloe and the stem you want to propagate will feed properly and grow quite fast.

Once you are done with the propagation process, consider using a good fertilizer!

21. Propagate your lemon tree from cuttings using a sponge

Propagate your lemon tree from cuttings using a sponge

Lemon trees are a great addition to your home decor, not to mention their benefit when it comes to having a fresh lemon to pluck in your house every day.

If one tree is not enough for you, well, you can easily propagate it by using a sponge and a V neck vase.

As suggested in the heading, you can test this hack by making a cutting from your existing plant. Choose such cutting that already has a few leaves, but not too many.

Now take a sponge piece 2x1x1 in. and make a slot in it lengthwise. You can use a kitchen sponge (clean, of course) or similar and cut it to these measures.

Place your cutting in the sponge leaving half an inch of it “empty”.

After this, put the sponge with the cutting in your V neck vase, taking care that the lower part of the sponge (where the cutting didn’t reach) is dipped in water.

Obviously, you had to pour the water in the V neck vase. Such a vase is rather handy here since its tighter neck keeps the sponge and the stem from getting completely soaked.

As you see, it’s a clean procedure, no soil required. And besides, your cutting will produce seeds quite fast.

Once the seeds are there, it’s time to place your tree in a pot.

22. Propagating cucumber-watermelon

Propagating cucumber-watermelon

Or, creating a hybrid, to be more precise.

Imagine having teeny-tiny watermelons tasting like cucumbers that grow in your pot by the window.

That would be practical, interesting, and cute to look at.

Now that I have your attention, this is how you can do it on your own.

Make sure to plant a cucumber and a watermelon seedling one next to the other.

Using a sharp tool (in my experience, a razor did the best job) make a V-notch in both seedlings.

Take care that the notches are compatible, meaning, make the notch in one plant top to bottom and bottom to top in the other.

It’s not necessary to make long notches. 1/5 of an inch will be more than enough.

Now bring the seedlings together and “click” the notches one into the other. Press them together with a clip that will secure them in place so they can cross-breed properly.

Give it time and soon you will have tiny round cucumbers to serve to your guests, you wacky scientist! J

23. Propagating apple from twigs using cling film

Propagating apple from twigs using cling film

Grafting is one way to propagate your apples, but this typically requires an apple twig and an existing tree of almost any kind.

However, for this trick here you will need an apple twig, a cluster of damp soil, and cling film you generally use around the kitchen.

This is how to do it.

Find a nice and healthy apple twig with some leaves on it so you are sure it has life in it.

Peel the crust all around the twig, so you get a nice and smooth exposed part. To remove it easily, use a knife to pierce into the crust that will come off easily.

The peeled area should be some 1-1.5 in long.

Once you finish this, put a cluster of damp soil, shaped in a ball, on the cling film and stick the twig inside.

The soil cluster should be large enough to fully cover the lower unpeeled area of the twig as well as the part you peeled.

Wrap the cluster in the cling film and keep it like that for three days.

This is when you will notice the roots coming out of the formerly peeled part of the twig.

And, of course, this is a clear indicator that it’s time to transfer your twig to a pot and watch it grow to a beautiful tree that you can even transfer outside.

24. Propagate your pomegranate from seeds with kitchen vacuum bags

Propagate your pomegranate from seeds with kitchen vacuum bags

I love pomegranate so much that I spent a lot of time trying to find a good and easy way to propagate it and grow it in my place.

I tried a lot of things and this one turned out to work best.

The first thing you have to do is to peel your pomegranate and take out the seeds.

Put them in a vacuum bag and press them with a rolling pin.

In this way, you will squeeze some fresh pomegranate juice so make sure to first pour this out into a cup so you can drink it later.

As for remaining squished seeds, use three to four of these and plant them together in a pot directly.

Water them immediately and wait for the magic to happen.

25. Propagating dragon fruit with bath sponge…

Propagating dragon fruit with bath sponge...

And other kitchen utensils.

A bath sponge made from mesh is a must-have item in our bathing rituals.

It peels our skin so nicely removing all the dead cells leaving the skin nice and smooth to the touch.

But, did you know that you can use it to propagate a dragon fruit?

Here’s how.

Take one piece of mesh from your bath sponge and set it aside.

Use a spoon to take out the insides from one half of the dragon fruit.

Place the contents in the mesh, close it, and start squeezing so as to bring out the seeds.

Press the mesh against a kitchen towel placed in a glass or plastic bowl (preferably rectangular). This should keep the seeds on the paper.

Repeat until you have exhausted the seeds from the mesh.

After this, cover the bowl with the cling film and pierce the film with a toothpick. This will make the seeds breathe which is crucial here.

Soon these seeds will be ready for potting that will eventually lead to you having a nice dragon fruit in your home.

26. Propagating mushrooms from mushrooms with a juice mixer

Propagating mushrooms from mushrooms with a juice mixer

In all honesty, I thought this was a joke.


This is how you can see it for yourself.

Take two middle-sized mushrooms and put them in a juice mixer.

Add a cup of water.

Blend them together until you get a uniform mushroom juice.

No, don’t drink it 😀

Instead, pour it directly on top of the soil.

The new mushroom should grow so fast you’ll think someone’s messing with you.

Seriously, in two weeks (that’s how long it takes for them to fully grow), you’ll think somebody placed artificial mushrooms there just to mess with your head.

Learn how to grow mushrooms like a pro!

27. Propagating mango from mango seeds

Propagating mango from mango seeds

Tropical fruits are a healthy addition to your diet. And it’s great when you have these at home to grow yourself.

I tried growing mango myself on multiple occasion but this is how it worked best.

It’s a simple procedure and there’s no way to mess it up.

Cut your mango to pieces and keep cutting until you reach the stone taking care that any fruit residue is removed from the stone.

Bury the stone in soil and water immediately.

Before you know it, you will have your own mango fruit growing either in a large pot or outside.

28. Propagating chamomile from its dried tea

Propagating chamomile from its dried tea

Besides being used to prepare a delicious tea, chamomile has proved to be beneficial for multiple other purposes, ranging from diet to countless beauty hacks.

We all know that the best chamomile is found out there in nature. But for those of us confined in our apartments, this is not an option.

Luckily, you got me to tell you how you can grow your own chamomile indoors no matter where you are.

Just imagine the lovely scent every morning when you wake up!!!

So, here’s the deal.

Tear apart a bag of quality chamomile tea.

Pick out only the flowers from the remaining dried pieces and gently push them in the soil already placed in an adequate pot.

All you need to do after this is water and wait for the chamomile to grow.

29. Propagating Venus Flytrap from cuttings

Propagating Venus Flytrap from cuttings

And nothing else.

Venus Flytrap is a lifesaver!

It’s perfect for growing indoors since it traps those bloody flies and other insects that make our lives miserable.

And, here’s how to propagate it.

Prepare a pot with soil.

Make a few cuttings from the existing plant and lay them on top of the soil.

Water them and your work here is done.

Seriously, this is all you need to do.

30. Propagating lime in a tree

Propagating lime in a tree

Here’s a funny and interesting trick!

Prepare a lime twig and set it aside.

Use a drill to make a hole half an inch deep in a tree trunk.

Stick your lime twig inside.

You’re good to go.

31. Propagating banana from seeds

Propagating banana from seeds

Bananas are tasty, bananas are delicious!

Bananas can be propagated and grown at home.

And this is how.

Take a ripe banana and cut it in half lengthwise.

This is when you shall see small black seeds that you can take out with tweezers, for example.

Sprinkle all the seeds in the same pot and tap them into the soil.

Spray the water all over the pot and wait for your banana to grow.

32. Propagating violets from its leaves

Propagating violets from its leaves

Roses are red, violets are blue, violets are classic, violets are most likely the first flower you ever planted.

As a matter of fact, they were the second in my case (a pink gerbera was my first love).

Anyhow, I fell in love with my pink violets soon enough that I decided to propagate them. And I didn’t want to do the classic trick – cut a leaf, leave it water, wait for the seedlings…

Nah, too much time.

So, what I did was as follows.

First I prepared a plastic container filled with soil.

Then I cut one leaf from the plant and placed it on top of the soil.

My next step was cutting the leaf to smaller pieces. But, note that I made cuts across the leaf, not lengthwise.

I cut it to four pieces, about an inch long and poured some water over it.

Soon after I noticed a new growth appearing from below and then came many others.

Moreover, the new growths already included rosebuds, which was awesome!

Bonus Hacks

And, just before I finalize my writing, let me share some additional hacks that don’t necessarily have anything to do with propagation in itself or doing it indoors.

Still, they are pretty cool and usefully, so it’s worth adding them to the list.

1. Healing a cactus with a straw?

For this simple trick, you won’t need any special tools.

A plastic straw is just enough.

All you need to do is to remove the broken part and then stick the straw into the cactus part still remaining attached to the main plant.

This is how a small part from the cactus core, shaped to the internal side of the straw, will be pulled out by the straw.

Now use this side of the straw and stick it inside the broken part so the cactus core from the original part goes into the broken part.

After this, cut some part of the broken side of the cactus around the straw (half an inch, maybe even less).

This will leave the insert exposed so you can put it back into the central hole from where you originally extracted it.

In this way, your broken cactus will heal and recover way faster than usual.

2. Propagating your cactus from cuttings using a toothpick

This hack comes in handy in those cases when you want your cactus to grow in a certain direction, that is, the direction where you want your flowers to bloom eventually.

The procedure is simple but you must be careful so you don’t damage the plant unnecessarily.

Here’s what you need to do.

Cut the top of one of the shorter cactus branches, if I may call them so. Then make a slit in the original stem (that you cut the top off of).

Pinch a leaf-like cutting from another stem and place it into the slit you made.

Use a toothpick cut in half to hold everything together.

In no time you will notice that the graft you made is holding and growing stronger by the day.

Another variation here is that you can simply make a notch in a stem and place your cutting there, holding them together with a toothpick again.

These grafts will properly direct your plant’s growth and you can have nice cactus flowers on top of the plant instead of random flowers here and there.

Note that this trick is not so fit for other plants since toothpicks are sharp and might pierce the entire stem.

The extent of this would be detrimental having in mind that the stem would lose the possibility to feed itself properly.

3. Propagating apples from twigs and grafting paper

And another tree.

This is a procedure similar to grafting.

You will need an apple twig, a tree, a sharp knife, and the tree grafting paper.

Moreover, you can use two broken twigs that are still alive. Still, you will first have to fuse the twigs together.

This is accomplished easily. Sharpen the ends of both twigs and then make V-notches in both of them.

Click them together and then wrap them together with the grafting paper. This is how you will get a longer twig.

The next step is to choose a proper full-grown tree, make a notch in it and push your grafted twig inside.

Now thoroughly wrap the entire area with the tree grafting paper and see your grafted twig grow, create blossoms and eventually bear lovely fruit.

While it’s true that this hack cannot quite be applied in your indoor conditions, I still wanted to share it with you, since it’s pretty cool.

4. Propagating carrots in the snow?

No way!

Well, had I not tried, I would not have believed it myself!

This is a cool hack that I don’t think you can pull indoors, but it’s still rather useful.

All you need to do is cut the tip off of your fresh and healthy carrot and push it in snow.

Believe it or not, snow will keep the planted root from freezing and in springtime, you will have a brand new carrot that grew from the snow.

Bonus tips for Propagation Hacks

When propagating any kind of fruits and vegetables or plants, there are some points you need to take into consideration.

Here, I will focus on the most important ones that can affect and impair the growth of the plants you propagate.

1. Size matters.

The size of the pot, of course.

Note that some of the plants you want to grow at home are quite large.

So, when you propagate them, make sure that you place them in proper pots for proper accommodation.

2. Careful with soils.

You can’t plant corn and violets in the same soil.

These plants require different nutrients so you need to be careful about which type of soils you choose.

When buying the soils, always make sure to look for the soil that suits best for the required purpose.

3. Use clean tools.

Propagation often requires cutting the stems or leaves from the original plants.

You should not use the same tools to make cuttings from plants and for other purposes.

This can lead to the contamination of the original plant and the cutting. The potential danger is such that you can even kill the original plant and lose the cutting too due to the contamination.

4. Careful with water.

While it’s true that water is necessary for the newly propagated plants, you must be very careful with this step in your propagation procedure.

First of all, there is always the danger to overdo it and thus destroy the growth.

Another danger lurks when watering small seeds by pouring water directly.

In this case, the water pressure is strong and it will push these seeds out and in the process destroy your propagation.

It’s safer to spray water than to pour it directly.

I speak from personal experience (I’m still mourning my carnations), so trust me, spraying is the way to go.


Now that we’re wrapping up, let me just say this.

Growing flowers requires love, patience and a bit of skill.

And it’s not for everyone.

And that’s OK.

Lucky for those, there are some of us who like spending weekends experimenting with the plants in our apartments.

If you decide to give a chance to any of this, here you can find some of the most useful hacks to try yourself.

Don’t blame me when you get hooked and then decide to try each of these.