Propagation Smores

Stem Cutting

Stem cutting


Materials Needed


  • Container to hold potting medium
  • Plastic bag
  • Stakes
  • Rooting powder (optional)
  • Plant cutting

How to


  • Select a healthy stem, generally from the top of the plant. Count down at least 4 sets of leaves from the top of the stem.
  • Make the cutting slightly below the 4th leaf.
  • Remove the last 2 sets of bottom leaves. There will be a bump where the leaves have been removed. These are the nodes where the roots will form.

Leaf Cuttings

Materials needed


  • Container to hold potting medium
  • Plastic bag
  • Stakes
  • Rooting powder (optional)
  • Plant cutting

How to



  • Disinfect the container with a 10-1 portion of household bleach and water.
  • Make sure the container has a drainage hole.
  • Moisten the potting mixture with water.
  • Fill container 3/4 full with potting mixture.

Leaf Cutting