To propagate your plant youll need to take a cutting from it and plant it in a new pot first take the cutting from a firm young shoot from the current seasons growth cut it just below a leaf or node and pull any leaves off its lower half then plant the cutting into a pot filled with a sand and peat mix place the pot into a plastic bag lined with gravel to help absorb the water that drains out water the soil and tie the plastic bag whenever the soil gets dry water . Many plants are easily propagated through division which is simply dividing the roots tubers or rhizomes from the parent plant in most cases you can simply get your hands a little dirty by working out the roots and separating different pieces this method of propagation works for plants like the snake plant zanzibar gem and desert cactus. Depending on the plant youll use one of several propagation methods from rooting a leaf to taking a stem cutting to coaxing new roots to grow in water whatever method you choose multiplying your houseplants will yield satisfying results and thoughtful gifts for anyone in need of a little more indoor green love. Plant cuttings with at least 3 to 4 leaves can be dipped in rooting hormone and planted directly into a pre made potting media simply put plant propagation is the process of making more houseplants vegetables and flowers from those plants you already have and love
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