How to Propagate Snake Plants:  3 Super Simple Methods

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Are you a snake plant enthusiast looking to expand your houseplant collection without breaking the bank? Well, look no further!

How-to Guide

We will provide a detailed step-by-step guide on how to propagate snake plant, aka mother-in-law’s tongue, using leaf cuttings in water and soil, and propagation by division.

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– Choose healthy snake plant leaves that are firm, with vibrant color and no signs of wilting or yellow leaves

Plant Choice

– Potting soil amended with perlite for drainage – Small pots or containers, each with a drainage hole – Rooting hormone (optional)

Materials (Soil)

– Glass jar or vase – Water – Snake plant with multiple leaves and root clusters – Sections of rhizomes, each with a bud or eye

Water Method

1. Using scissors or a sharp knife, carefully cut the leaf as close to the base of the plant as possible.

Leaf Cuttings

1. Allow the leaf to callus over by letting it sit in the air for two days. 2. *Optional* After the cut end has hardened, dip the bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone

Leaf Cuttings

Both water and soil propagation methods can be successful, but each method has its own benefits and drawbacks.

Soil vs Water

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Amazing example of how nature can sustain itself.