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Plants that grow from cuttings in water

Growing roots on cuttings of plants in water is the very easiest way to propagate plants.

You don’t need special tools or skills. All you need is:

  • A starter plant
  • Sharp clean scissors
  • A jar or cup of water
  • Indirect light – such as a sunny window

You will take a cutting from your starter plant and place it in water in indirect sunlight. Check the water regularly and replace or refill it as needed. You should have roots in a few weeks!

Check out this post on how to propagate pothos for great step by step instructions!

In general, for propagating in water, you want to look for plants with green stems.

Plants with woody stems do not propagate easily in water.


Here is a list of plants that grow from cuttings in water:

  1. Pothos
  2. Philodendron
  3. Waffle plants
  4. Most ivys
  5. Coleus
  6. African violets
  7. Begonia
  8. Hawaiian Ti
  9. Impatiens
  10. Wandering Jew
  11. Christmas Cactus
  12. Prayer Plant
  13. Creeping Fig
  14. Monstera
  15. ZZ Plants
  16. Baby’s Tear
  17. Basil
  18. Sage
  19. Mint
  20. Rosemary

Did I forget anything? Let me know in the comments below!

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