20 Easy Houseplants To Propagate!

Hey, there plant hunnies! Are you ready to spruce up your home with some new additions? As a fellow plant hunnie, I know that keeping plants healthy and happy is more than just watering them every now and then.

Sometimes you need to mix things up by propagating new plants from what you already have! Think of it like a mother nature version of cloning – creating new life from existing life!

It’s not only eco-friendly but also cost-effective ’cause buying more houseplants can get expensive (trust me, my bank account knows).

With 20 easy houseplants to propagate, you’ll be able to grow your collection (and maybe even start giving away babies) in no time! So grab those pruners and let’s get started.

20 Easy Houseplants To Propagate!

Are you looking to expand your houseplant collection without breaking the bank? Well, look no further because I’ve got a list of 20 easy-to-propagate plants that’ll make your house jungle-licious in no time!

First up is Maranta, also known as the prayer plant. This guy is super low maintenance and his leaves fold up at night like hands that are ready to pray.

Next on our list is the peace lily. She’s more than just pretty with her white blooms and green foliage, she also purifies the air in your home. Talk about a win-win!

Now let’s talk about Pothos. This vine-y fella can grow long enough to be mistaken for Rapunzel’s hair! Just snip off some cuttings and give them some water and they will grow roots like there’s no tomorrow.

Cast Iron may have daunting leaves but don’t be scared, they’re tough as nails! Plus, their large size makes them ideal for statement pieces in the living room.

Ficus trees are great because they vary in size from bonsai-like versions to large shady trees. They propagate easily by using stem cuttings with leaves attached.

If Hoya could win an award for best-smelling plant it totally would! Their flowers smell like heaven on Earth and if put in bright light they will thrive so intensely you’ll feel basic.

Spider Plant easily produces spiderling babies pretending mom can’t see them hanging down from its stems. Popping those little guys into the soil without severing the connection creates continuity amongst family members around your abode.

Eye-catching Monstera or Swiss Cheese plant has iconic perforated holes riddling its wide leaves making it stand out among any crowd of plants obnoxiously screaming “look at me!”

Syngonium’s arrowhead-shapedleaves make its propagation process very straightforward forward cutting above every third or fourth leaf conserving size and minimizing soil and water requirements along the way.

Shefflera’s glossy green leaves, multiple stems, and heights as well as low maintenance make this a first-time plant parent’s preferred pick.

For those wanting pops of color in their living spaces, the bright and vivacious Begonia is for you! They propagate from leaf cuttings which create variegated clones.

ZZ plants have tough rhizomatic roots that store water for future droughts making them perfect for those who forget to water often. Bonus: put it in a dark corner of your house where decor fears to tread– they thrive!

Scindapsus is devilishly good at creeping along trellises or hanging out mostly wherever these guys land rooting themselves into their new habitats.

Money Tree basically grows like seed money into bushy shapes when propagated by branch-cuttings from established money tree trunks unlike planting cash itself underneath soil (ahhh…if only).

Bird of Paradise will rock its exotic headdresses with pride even indoors. And talk about show-offs, they can grow up to six feet tall so giving away cuttings will first get questions on how big you should grow it before getting clippings for friends.

Pilea Peperomoides cord-like stems know everyone just wants her round dime-sized leaves no matter how much she tries hiding them under her dazed face. Get yourself one and promise not to yank every flying saucer-shaped leaf off when passing by

Chinese Evergreen has unique patterns moving slowly over wide-ish surfaces guaranteeing things may never be boring around your space again! Propagation works best with the crown division if staggering different colored cultivars providing consistent color all year long speaks to ya’.

Peperomia comes in many colors, shapes, and sizes where propagation starts from every single leaf discovered lying on the floor. This style ensures growth continuity preserving the original plant’s natural shape characteristics’ and elevation scaling perfectly.

Rhipsalis’ cactus-like but not attitude provides a basis for propagating spillover below or on top shelves where leaves droop giving the illusion that your hubby is just too rough when watering.

Burro’s Tail Succulent totally fakes its resemblance to donkeys except in texture growing cascades of pebble-shaped leaves. Easily carved up into segments, their name comes from water conservation storing trailing stems filled with moisture making them perfect as succulents can be.

So there you have it folks! Twenty easy houseplants you can propagate like anything without much thought or effort. Get ready to watch your collection grow with minimal costs and maximum joy cultivating life inside your abode.

Propagation Steps for Each Plant

Alrighty then! Let’s get down to business and talk about propagating these amazing houseplants!

1. Maranta
First, cut off a healthy stem and make sure there are a few leaves on it (not just one). Get yourself some rooting hormone (symbolism alert: think of it like plant rooting steroids) and dip the stem in. Finally, put it in a pot with fresh soil and water well.

2. Peace Lily
Snip off a leaf or two near the bottom (watch out for any flowers). Fill up a glass container with water halfway through and stick your leaf-cuttings in there. Change the water every few days, watch roots grow like crazy, and move them into damp soil.

3. Pothos
Choose a vine that has at least two sets of leaves because you’re going to chop right between those sets of leaves using sharp shears. Dip the cutting in water to remove sap and let air-dry for around an hour. Stick the cutting into moist soil without covering it too deeply.

4. Cast Iron
Get ready for this one- all you need is scissors!! Cut off pieces from your plant that have not gotten new growth yet so that they can take root easier than anything else.

5. Ficus
Choose branches where there are no visible signs of stress such as wilting or yellowing leaves (metaphor alert: quality over quantity). Take your cuttings 6 inches long at an angle; this way, you include multiple nodes that will sprout roots quickly. Put them in good light but not direct sun

6. Hoya
Pick some stems, and make sure each has several leaves attached before snipping each below its node carefully (foreshadowing alert: be careful not to mess it up!). Then dunk the ends into warm river stones–yeah, maybe just use water-and In no bloody time-you’ll have rooted ones!

7. Spider Plant
Find a spider plant with “spiderettes” and gently tuck the baby roots into rich soil. Keep moist but not soggy, and make sure to provide ample sunlight!

8. Monstera
Here’s what you’ve got to do: find a spot on your Monstera stem that has an aerial root (symbolism alert: plant hair), cut right below it, then water it for about two weeks. Once rooted enough transplant carefully.

9. Syngonium
Pick out the best Syngonium leaf from the bottom that hasn’t germinated yet – feel it up! Dip them in rooting hormone so they have those extra natural nutrients to help things along. Then, plant them quickly

10. Schefflera
Use sharp pruning shears or scissors to remove branches with at least 2-3 leaves (Personification Alert: Remember-the branch is saying goodbye). Cut it off! Dunk end in rooting hormone power before planting in nice fertile soil.

11. Begonia
Choose a healthy begonia shoot and make a cut just below the node underneath where new growth appears. Dip the cutting in some good old-fashioned cinnamon powder or rooting hormone for quicker success rates!

12. ZZ
Water ZZ plants well one day before dividing — this will help their recovery afterward easier without additional stress factors added on top of all else going wrong/slowly anyways.

13. Scindapsus
Rooting Scindapsus is like taking candy from a baby–almost easy as pie! Cuttings should be big enough, including one or two leaves each while trimming all excess “fluff” from stems –too small won’t work. Leave ’em to sit overnight and moisten them with warm water before placing them in potting mixtures.

14. Money Tree
Money Trees are no different than yutes when it comes to propagation–all ya gotta do is chop with good clippers near the edge of a leaf node, then put the cutting into water until you see roots. Once that happens, it’s off to plant in some new soil!

15. Bird of Paradise
Cut your bird of paradise stem close to its mother branch and submerge this part deep into fresh damp peat moss. Bottom heat speeds up rooting time!

16. Pilea Peperomoides
Snip off 4-inch pieces from the parent plant (on stems w/leaf attached) using sharp scissors. Unleash one last sprinkle of rooting hormone onto both ends before sticking cuttings down an inch deep in moist soil; maintain moisture throughout growth.

17. Chinese Evergreen
Getting your Chinese evergreen ready for propagation is gonna be easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. First things first: find a healthy parent plant and remove any damaged or overgrown foliage. Divide at root ball between nodes so you have multiple plants per pot where things don’t get too tight but instead thrive together all festive-like!

18. Peperomia
The simplest way would be to cut smaller leaves from existing branches, being gentle not to damage other leaves while snipping them apart with sharp clippers. Dip in hydrogen peroxide solution and transplant when they’ve developed cute little groovy shoots sprouting out.

19. Rhipsalis
Believe it or not, Rhipsalis is an epic genus because it can almost propagate itself by throwing long strands around freely wherever it lands most suitable. Cut-off those healthy-looking ones at various intervals and BAM! New plants shall grow out from each piece nicely like magic beans.

20. Burro’s Tail Succulent
You’re going to want to select a plump part of your burro’s tail that doesn’t appear damaged or mushy—something nice ‘n lush–then let sit overnight dry out. Dust with some rooting hormone before planting cuttings into brand new soil that has not been used before—not soil from your old plants (metaphor alert: fresh new start)

There you have it—a detailed and fun step-by-step guide on propagating 20 of the easiest houseplants in town! ????


Now, we know that not everyone has a green thumb like yours truly. So, let me give you the lowdown on some common questions folks usually have about propagating houseplants.

First off, why propagate your plants? Honey, think of it as giving your plant a new lease on life. It’s like getting a haircut – it promotes new growth and makes your plant healthier.

Now, can any plant be propagated? Well darlin’, most can! Some plants are easier to propagate than others (I’m looking at you Pothos), but there’s always room for experimentation.

Okay, so what do you need to start propagating? Nothing fancy – just grab some clean scissors or shears, a pot filled with soil or water (depending on the type of propagation), and patience!

When is the best time to propagate? That depends on the season and specific plant. For example, spring and summer tend to be great for cuttings because plants have more energy during these times.

Finally, how long until I see results from propagation? Patience is key here honey! Most plants take several weeks to show signs of growth, but others may take months to root before showing significant progress. Just remember: slow and steady wins the race!

So there you have it folks – some essential FAQs when it comes to propagating houseplants. Keep ’em in mind as you dive into this wonderful world of plant parenting!


I’m just a plant lover from Central Florida with a passion for sharing knowledgeable facts about all things plants.

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