A GARDENING GUIDE FOR HOME AND TERRACE
Propagation - Making New Plants from Old
Propagation • Cuttings • Seeds • Bulbs • Layering • Plant Exchange
In addition to purchasing plants, you can use existing plants (your own, or those of fellow gardeners) to grow new plants via propagation - using cuttings.
You can split pot-bound plants, put cut stems first in water to root and then in soil
(philodendron); put cut leaf stems in water or wet soil (begonia, jade, African violets).
Growing from seed
Growing from seed takes time and space; but it can be satisfying to watch your
start-from-scratch garden grow. Sometimes the only way to own a rare plant is to acquire the seed.
After sowing, watch for sprouts,and thin them out. Repot in small containers when several leaves
Plant and Cutting Exchange