How to Take a Tip Cutting from House Plant

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Learn how to taka a tip cutting 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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Alright now we are going to show you how to take a cutting so I'm just looking for a nice tip this is a nice tip here and I'm probably going to go down like 2 or 3 sets. By sets I mean sets of leaves here you down 1,2,3 and you want fully expanded leaves so you know this will be a nice cutting. I'm going to cut where on top where it meets another. So I leave that behind and by leaving this behind it tells the plant to branch so these plants, these little side shots would grow out and then I have a nice little cutting to go with. So we would do this one and then this is bridle val and the same thing I'm just going to find a nice shoot and again another shoot and if I cut back this whole plant it will fill in very nicely. So I can cut the whole plant and here we would do this this plant and again this little side shoots and we have a plant. And say I took all these cuttings at I was at my friends house and I saw all these nice plants and I wanted one how would I get them home. Well you can take a piece of newspaper and we are going to wet it in a bucket, so it is nice and moist and we are just going to wrap our cuttings in the newspaper and you can put it in the refrigerator. You can use newspaper, you can use paper towels either or but you just wrap it up and put in the fridge and you can keep it like this for 2-3 day and it would be fine and when you have some time you can plant it.