How to Choose House Plants to Grow from Tip Cuttings

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Learn how to choose the right plants for growing houseplants from tip cuttings in this free home gardening video from our plant propagation expert. View Video Transcript

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Nicole Pantaleon

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Okay next we need a choose a plant to cut and the possibilities are really endless. What I'm looking for when I'm taking a cutting is pretty much a nice juicy tip. Something that has a little bit of fat, it has nice stem it is not to stretched out, see all these plants are a good example of something that I might want to cut. What plants wouldn't make a good cutting are ones that are going into flowers like this mint. Mint roots are really easy but this you know it is busy, it is making a lot of other things. I wouldn't cut that one, this is another example of what wouldn't make a good the color are off, it is yellow, it is kind of they are all stretched out. I would not really want to cut this plant because it wouldn't really root well for me. So nice happy, not happy. Another example of some things I want a stem that has a tip to it where you can see the spider, it just leaks so we are going to have to find another way to cut this plant and proper gated but a root leaf like this it is not going to grow.