Posted 11M ago by @succulentL0v3r

Any tips on propagation of Copperleaf plants by cutting (...

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I can offer advice on both ways, but which would you prefer? Water prop is easier in my opinion, but I’m happy to give advice on soil prop as well. ☺️
Water definitely I dont mind soil but I try to save that for plants that only propogate in soil!??!? Thank you @PlantLadyChar
@succulentL0v3r okay, great! I’m best with water prop haha. Now, this method is basic as can be. If you want advice on rooting hormone, I’ll happily discuss it as well, but I’m going to start with something simple. ☺️

So, if you haven’t taken the cutting yet, these are the steps to follow: (if you have, skip to step 3)
1. Get some sharp scissors and clean them with a little isopropyl alcohol.
2. Find a root node and snip about 1/2 inch under it diagonally.
3. Get yourself a jar or whatever you’d like to propagate in. I prefer clear glass jars to watch the roots grow. Fill it about 2/3 to 3/4 full of warm water.
4. Place your cutting in the water and make sure any leaves are not submerged.
5. Change the water every 2-3 days or when it starts getting cloudy.
6. Mist your leaves daily as they have no roots and cannot get any water. The cutting will usually die without misting.
7. Roots can take a long time, so don’t get discouraged if you’re not seeing progress in the timespan you expect.
8. If you’ve got a liquid fertilizer, add just a touch of it into the water after the cutting has been rooting for a week. You can add in more in about another week.
9. If you happen to have any pothos, adding a cutting of it into your jar creates #PothosWater which is great for rooting plants! Technically this is a rooting hormone in a way so I guess I did mention it πŸ˜‚