Multiply Your Plants - Propogation

If you want to multiply your plants without having to purchase more, you can split them and then propagate them.

5/19/20232 min read

Propagating a Philodendron and More


If you've ever dreamed of cultivating your indoor jungle without breaking the bank, propagation is your ticket to an ever-growing plant collection. Not only is it cost-effective, but it's also incredibly rewarding to see new life sprout from your existing plants. Today, we'll delve into the simple yet gratifying world of plant propagation, focusing on the magnificent Horsehead Philodendron, and share other plants that are perfect for this process.

Propagating a Philodendron

The Philodendron, or Philodendron bipinnatifidum, is a stunning tropical plant known for its unique leaves. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to propagate it:

1. Choose Your Cutting: Look for a healthy, mature leaf towards the bottom of the plant with an aerial root (the brown nubs on the stems).

2. Make Your Cut: Using a clean, sharp knife or pair of pruning shears, cut about an inch below the aerial root.

3. Prepare Your Cutting: Place the cutting in a glass or jar filled with water, ensuring the aerial root is submerged.

4. Wait for Roots: Place the jar in a warm, well-lit area (avoid direct sunlight). Change the water weekly and wait patiently. You should start seeing roots sprouting from the aerial root in about a month.

5. Pot Your New Plant: Once the roots are a few inches long, pot your new philodendron in well-draining soil.

And that's it! You've successfully propagated a Horsehead Philodendron!

Other Easy-to-Propagate Plants

The best part about propagation is that so many plants can be propagated the same way. Here are a few other plants you can try this with:

1. Pothos: This easy-to-care-for vine is also incredibly easy to propagate. Just cut below a node (where the leaf joins the stem), place it in water, and watch the roots grow.

2. Spider Plant: For this one, you don't even need to make a cutting. Simply remove one of the baby spiders, place it in water until roots form, and then transfer to soil.

3. ZZ Plant: Cut off a leaf, stick it in some soil, and wait. It takes longer (a few months), but a new ZZ plant will eventually sprout from the leaf cutting.

4. Snake Plant: Cut the leaf into sections, place them upright in soil, and wait. New growth will eventually appear.

5. Jade Plant: Clip a stem, let it dry for a few days, then place it in well-draining soil.

Remember to always use clean cutting tools to avoid transmitting diseases, and be patient - propagation isn't a fast process, but it's undoubtedly rewarding. Before you know it, you'll have an enviable indoor jungle, grown by your own hand.


I hope this blog post helps you multiply your indoor plant collection and brings you closer to nature within your own home. For more plant care tips, DIY projects, and design advice, keep exploring our blog, or get in touch for a personalized consultation. Happy planting!