Plants for Propagating

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 Plants that root readily in water 

African violet (Saintpaulia)
Cissus (Grape Ivy)
Cordyline terminalis (Ti Plant)
Ficus pumila (Creeping Fig)
Hedera (English Ivy)
Helxine (Baby's Tears)
Philodendron oxycardium (Heart Leaf)
Philodendron pandureaform (Fiddle Leaf)
Plectranthus (Swedish Ivy)
Scindapsus (Pothos)
Syngonia (Tri-Leaf Wonder)
Tradescantia (Wandering Jew)
Zygocactus (Christmas Cactus)


List of common house plants and methods for propagating them

African Violet (Saintpaulia spp) Seeds; whole leaf cuttings; division; water
Aloe (Aloe spp) Division
Arrowhead (Syngonium spp) Root cuttings that include a leaf node
Bloodleaf of Beefsteak Plant (Iresine spp) Tip cuttings
Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis) Division; runners
Bromeliad (Many types) Division
Cactus (Many types) Seeds; whole leaf cuttings
Caladium (Caladium spp) Division
Christmas Cactus (Zygocactus spp) Tip cuttings
Croton (Codiaeum spp) Seeds; tip cuttings; air-layering
Devil's Backbone (Pedilanthus tithymaloides variegatus) Stem cuttings
Dracaena (Many types) Stem cuttings; air layering; cane cuttings
Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia spp) Tip cuttings; cane cuttings; air-layering; division
English Ivy (Hedera helix) Leaf bud cuttings
False Aralia (Dizygotheca spp) Seeds; air-layering; stem cuttings
Fiddleleaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) Air-layering
Fittonia (Fittonia spp) Stem cuttings
Jade Plant (Crassula spp) Tip cuttings; stem cuttings
Christmas Kalanchoe (K. blossfeldiana) Leaf cuttings; stem cuttings
Dwarf Purple Kalanchoe (K. pumila) Leaf cuttings; stem cuttings
Panda Plant (K. tomentosa) Leaf cuttings; stem cuttings
Kalanchoe pinnata Plantlets on leaves
Kalanchoe daigremontiana Plantlets on leaves
Kalanchoe verticillata Plantlets on leaves
Moses in the Cradle (Rhoea spp) Division; seeds
Norfolk Island Pine (Araucaria spp) Seeds
Passion Flower (Passiflora spp) Seeds; stem cuttings
Peperomia (Peperomia spp) Tip cuttings; whole leaf cuttings; leaf bud cuttings; division
Heartleaf Philodendron (P. oxcardium) Stem cuttings
Velour Philodendron (P. andreanum) Stem cuttings; air-layering
Elephants Ear Philodendron (P. domesticum) Stem cuttings; air-layering
Fiddleleaf Philodendron (P. panduraeformae) Stem cuttings; air-layering
Splitleaf Philodendron (p. pertusum) Stem cuttings; air-layering
Pilea (Pilea spp) Stem cuttings; division
Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) Tip cuttings (allow wound to heal)
Prayer Plant (Marantha spp) Division
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica) Air-layering; seeds
Schefflera (Brassaia spp) Seeds; cuttings of half ripened stems
Sentry Palm (Howeia spp) Seeds
Snake Plant (Sansevieria spp) Leaf section cuttings, division
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum spp) Division; runners
Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus spp) Stem cuttings
Umbrella Plant (Cyperus spp) Seeds; division; upside down stem cuttings
Velvet Plant (Gynura spp) Tip cuttings; stem cuttings
Wandering Jew (Zebrina spp) Stem cuttings


Ornamental Plants that root readily from Stem Cuttings

Abelia Flowering Quince Pittosporum
Aucuba Forsythia Photinia
Azalea Gardenia Pyracantha
Barberry Holly Rose
Boxwood Honeysuckle Spirea
Butterfly Bush Hydrangea Tea Olive
Camellia Hypericum Viburnum
Cotoneaster Juniper Weigelia
Crape Myrtle Ligustrum Willow
Elaeagnus Oleander Vitex


Some ornamental trees and shrubs are difficult or impossible to propagate from cuttings

Fir Pine Hemlock
Locust Red Cedar Mimosa
Redbud Ginkgo Mountain Laurel
Goldenraintree Blue Spruce Magnolia
Dogwood Oak Elm
Pecan Hickory


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