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Plants that grow from cuttings in water

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Growing roots on cuttings of plants in water is the very easiest way to propagate plants.

You don’t need special tools or skills. All you need is:

  • A starter plant
  • Sharp clean scissors
  • A jar or cup of water
  • Indirect light – such as a sunny window

You will take a cutting from your starter plant and place it in water in indirect sunlight. Check the water regularly and replace or refill it as needed. You should have roots in a few weeks!

Check out this post on how to propagate pothos for great step by step instructions!

In general, for propagating in water, you want to look for plants with green stems.

Plants with woody stems do not propagate easily in water.

20 plants you can root in water

Here is a list of plants that grow from cuttings in water:

  • Pothos
  • Philodendron
  • Waffle plants
  • Most ivys
  • Coleus
  • African violets
  • Begonia
  • Hawaiian Ti
  • Impatiens
  • Wandering Jew
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Prayer Plant
  • Creeping Fig
  • Monstera
  • ZZ Plants
  • Baby’s Tear
  • Basil
  • Sage
  • Mint
  • Rosemary

Did I forget anything? Let me know in the comments below!

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