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3 Plants That Grow From Cuttings in Soil

If you’re looking for an easy way to propagate plants from cuttings, look no further! A variety of plants can be grown from cuttings in soil, including herbs, succulents, and even some flowers. All you need is a pot of fresh soil, a cutting from your plant of choice, and a little bit of patience.

Here are three plants that are perfect for propagating from cuttings in soil!


Fresh aromatic culinary herbs in white pots on windowsill. Lettuce, leaf celery and small leaved basil. Kitchen garden of herbs.
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If you’re looking to add some herbs to your garden, why not try growing them from cuttings? Cuttings are easy to take and can be done with just a few simple supplies. All you need is a sharp knife or pruning shears, a clean pot, and some well-draining soil.

To take cuttings, find a healthy plant that you want to propagate. Cut off a 3 to 4-inch section of stem, making sure to cut just below a leaf node. Strip the leaves from the bottom half of the cutting and dip the cut end in rooting hormone (this step is optional). Place the cutting in a jar of water and replace the water every few days.

Once you see roots, gently plant them in your pot filled with soil and compost for an extra boost. Keep the soil moist, and in a few weeks, you should see new growth.

Herbs that grow well from cuttings include basil, sage, and rosemary. With just a little effort, you can have fresh herbs to add to your cooking all season long! You can even grow them on the windowsill in your kitchen for easy access when cooking.


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If you’re looking for a fun and easy plant to grow, succulents are a great option. Here’s everything you need to know about growing succulents from cuttings in soil.

To get started, you’ll need some cuttings from healthy succulents. You can either take them from a friend’s plant or purchase them from a nursery. Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut off a piece of the plant that includes both the leaves and stem. Gently remove any lower leaves from the cutting. These leaves will rot when they’re buried in soil, so it’s best to remove them now. Then, allow the cutting to callous over for a few days before planting it in well-draining soil – don’t skip this step!

If your pot doesn’t have drainage holes, be sure to add some rocks or gravel to the bottom before adding the potting soil. This will help ensure that your succulents don’t get too much water and rot. It’s always best to opt for a pot with drainage holes if you have one available.

Next, it’s time to plant your cuttings. Gently press each cutting into the soil, stem end down. Once all of your cuttings are planted, give them a good watering to keep them moist, but not soggy.

Fertilize regularly to make sure your plants are getting all the nutrients they need. But, be sure to use half of what you would usually apply.

Now, it’s time to wait! Keep your cuttings in a bright spot out of direct sunlight and water them when the soil is dry. In a few weeks, you should start to see new growth appearing on your succulents.

Succulents that grow well from cuttings include sedum, aloe, agave, and kalanchoe.

Flowering Plants

Lavender in a pot
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Do you love the idea of having a beautiful garden, full of flowers that you’ve grown yourself? If so, then you’ll be happy to know that it’s relatively easy to grow flowering plants from cuttings in soil.

First, choose the plant you want to grow. Some good options include pothos, yarrow, scented geraniums, chrysanthemums, hydrangea, and lavender.

After you have found a healthy plant, cut off a 4-inch stem from the base mother plant. Make sure that the cutting has at least 2 to 3 leaves on it, but no flowers.

Next, fill a small pot with well-draining potting mix and dip the bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone (again, optional). Plant the cutting in the pot, making sure that the leaves are above the soil line.

Water the cutting well and place it in a bright spot but out of direct sunlight. You can always cover the plant with a plastic bag to ensure humidity. Just remember to adjust these conditions for your specific plants needs.

Keep the soil moist but not soggy and within a few weeks, you should see new growth.

Once your plant has started to grow, you can transplant it into a larger pot or into your garden. With a little patience and care, you’ll soon have a beautiful garden full of flowers that you’ve grown yourself from cuttings!

Cut Away!

Propagating plants from cuttings is a great way to get new plants for your garden, and it’s easier than you might think! All you need is a pot of fresh soil, a cutting from your plant of choice, and a little bit of patience. If you’re looking for an easy way to propagate plants from cuttings, look no further than this list of three that are perfect for the job. Do you have any tips or tricks? Let us know in the comments below!