We’re always on the lookout for vintage and thrifted finds--like this lovely porcelain teapot—to use as vessels for propagating indoor plants that love to root in water. Pothos, philodendron, hoya, lipstick plants, snake plants, mini monstera and spider plants will all grow roots in water, especially if you place the cuttings in an opaque container like this one.
What’s more, you’ll get the double benefit of a beautiful decorative plant bouquet while you are waiting for your plant cuttings to root!
- Opaque vessel (ceramic vase or pot recommended)
- Water (room temperature)
- Houseplants that can grow in water!
Recommended Indoor Plant Cuttings:
- Pothos (Epipremnum and Scindapsus)
- Vining Philodendron (Heartleaf, Painted lady, Florida Green, Fuzzy Petiole, and all other vine forming philodendrons)
- Lipstick Plants (Aeschynanthus)
- Snake Plants (Sansevieria)
- Spider Plants (Chlorophytum)
- Chain of Hearts (Ceropegia)
- Arrowhead Vines (Syngonium)
- Inch Plants (Tradescantia)
- ZZ Plants (Zamioculcus)
- When you notice that your indoor plants are starting to grow beyond their settings and you want to control the shape of your plants, pruning them back not only helps them grow fuller, it gives you the opportunity to create a Plant Bouquet!
- Fill up your vessel halfway to the top with room temperature water.
- Remove leggy portions of your plants, or sections that have grown out of proportion by cutting as low to the soil line as possible, or for vining plants, cut below the node (the area where the leaf petiole meets the stem).
- Use sterile scissors (dip them in alcohol) and start to selectively prune your houseplants!
- Arrange the cuttings in anyway you please, as this is the creative part! Try adding flowers for pops of color!
- Every week you should replace the water with fresh oxygen rich water. This will ensure that the cuttings will not decline and will facilitate root growth!
- You can keep your cuttings as long as you like (or as long as they live) in the vessel, but add a pinch of water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks so they can absorb the nutrients they need to stay green and healthy!
Creating Plant Bouquets are perfect opportunities to explore your creative side while secretly propagating future indoor plants that will allow you to make more foliage arrangements!