Take your snake plant cuttings to the next level by incorporating colorful cut flowers when you are water propagating. There is no reason not to embellish the lovely green foliage of your sansevieira with the rainbow of colors from cut roses, perennials, annuals, wildflowers, or blooming branches. All snake plants grow roots in water and are top choices for foliage arrangements to combine with the vibrant colors from the garden. A host of other indoor plants can also be displayed with flowers like monstera, pothos, philodendron, hoya, mini monstera, and spider plants (all of these will develop roots in time). In contrast, cuttings from bird of paradise plants, anthurium, calathea, and ferns will add much texture and color. They will rarely if ever, grow roots. No matter what type of indoor plant you may need to trim back (propagatable or non-propagatable), use this as an opportunity to create a multi-colored flower x foliage display that will turn heads.
Another benefit of adding flowers to your snake plant propagation vessel is that the fading flowers are a not-so-subtle reminder to change the water to provide the remaining foliage with oxygen and prevent foul-smelling odors.
- Water (room temperature)
- Snake Plant cuttings
- Cut flowers, branches, perennials, or annuals
- Trim overgrown, snake plant leaves from the base of the plant making sure that you selectively remove leaves to keep the plant looking balanced in its shape.
- Fill up your vessel halfway to the top with room temperature water.
- Arrange the snake plant leaves in your vase placing the taller leaves in the center and the shorter leaves along the edges.
- Trim the stems of your cut flowers to remove any damaged or calloused tips, remove any excess foliage from the stems and arrange them as you please throughout the snake plant cuttings.
- Add water soluble fertilizer to the water and remember to change the water weekly to prolong the life of the cut flowers.
- Place the vase in a setting that receives bright indirect light and a temperature above 65°F to help promote root growth on the cuttings.
- Once your cut flowers have started to decline, you can replace them with fresh ones or you may decide that you like the elegance of the snake plants without the company of the flowers.