by Jennifer Poindexter
Are you trying to grow more flowers? Would you like to be able to have a gorgeous garden without breaking the bank?
Now you can by using the flowers you have. When you grow flowers from cuttings, it’s inexpensive and simple.
If you’re unsure how to grow flowers from cuttings, or which flowers to choose, you’ve come to the right place.
I’m going to share this process and a list of flowers you should consider growing to be able to continuously reproduce them by using cuttings of a mature plant.
Here’s what you should know when growing flowers from cuttings.
How to Grow Flowers from Cuttings
When growing flowers from cuttings, you begin by choosing a container which drains adequately. Fill it with loamy soil.
It’s vital that the soil is well-draining to avoid drowning the plant as it’s forming roots. Remove a cutting from your plant of choice.
The cutting should be approximately six inches long. Be sure to remove a healthy part of the plant. It’s difficult to start a new plant from an unhealthy cutting.
Dip the cutting in rooting hormone, and place it in the container. Keep the soil moist but be mindful not to oversaturate the plant.
It’s best to spray the soil with a bottle of water each day. In approximately thirty days, the cutting should have formed roots and be ready for transplant.
Propagating plants from a cutting is a simple process. It does require patience and a small amount of care. However, it can allow you to beautify your home without overspending.
The Best Flowers to Grow from Cuttings
Roses come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Some roses climb while others remain in a bush form.
Regardless of the type of rose you choose, they seem to do well when grown from a cutting. If you have one healthy plant, you could easily boost your landscape without purchasing more plants.
2. Snake Plant
Snake plants make wonderful houseplants. They must be grown indoors in most places as they naturally grow in tropical or subtropical conditions.
These plants are great for new gardeners as they’re not only easy to propagate from cuttings, but they also require minimal care once they’re established. If you need a natural way to boost the aesthetics around your home, consider growing a snake plant.
Touch-me-not flowers are vibrantly colored annuals that get their name because of how easily they reseed. If you touch their seed pods, when ripe, they’ll explode and resow.
Obviously, you can use the seeds of these plants to grow them. However, if you’d like to grow them from cuttings, this method works well for this flower.
Did you know that lavender is related to mint? It is, and it’s also considered an herb which can be used in the kitchen, as an addition to a flower arrangement, or to add beauty to your garden.
If you want to grow more lavender, for any of these purposes, you’re in luck. This plant can be propagated easily from cuttings.
I love hydrangeas. They were actually the flowers I used in my wedding many years ago. You can grow them in a variety of colors.
Plus, they aren’t overly complicated to care for. If you love hydrangeas and want more of them, remove a cutting from a mature plant, and start the process.
Pothos is a favorite for houseplants. It does well in a variety of settings and isn’t particular about the amount of water it receives.
To say this plant is low-maintenance is putting it mildly. If you’d like a houseplant with lush green foliage, consider growing pothos from a cutting of a mature plant.
Rosemary is another herb that produces pretty flowers, a lovely scent, and also has culinary uses. I love to plant things around my home that are useful but also add subtle beauty.
If you like to do the same, don’t overlook rosemary. If you have one plant, remove healthy cuttings from it. This will allow you the opportunity to create even more rosemary plants.
I’m a huge fan of lilacs. They consist of small petals that are light purple, hence the name lilac. Plus, they produce a nice fragrance.
The only thing to keep in mind with lilacs is that they can grow to be quite large. Some say they can reach heights close to fifteen feet. If you have a space for more of these flowers, propagate them via cutting to save money.
Many people grow mums around the autumn months because their array of deeper colors seem to scream, “Fall!”
Whether you have them planted in pots or in a perennial garden, chrysanthemums are a great way to decorate your home in the later portion of the year. They’re also another flower variety which can be grown from cuttings.
If you spend much time outdoors, you’ve probably come across honeysuckle. Some varieties are shrub-like where others are vines.
Either way, they produce a fresh scent that many people love. If you’d like more honeysuckle, remove a cutting from a healthy plant, and you’re on your way to having more of this fresh scent around your home.
There are two types of philodendron. One variety likes to vine and climb. The other variety doesn’t, and it’s similar to the pothos plant.
This plant is great when grown indoors and, like the pothos plant, is easily propagated via cuttings from a mature mother plant.
12. Butterfly Bush
When I see a butterfly bush I always smile. My late mother-in-law always loved these bushes and had them growing throughout her yard.
If you enjoy butterfly bushes as well, propagate them from a cutting of a mature bush. You can create as many of them as you like as long as you follow the appropriate steps for this propagation method.
Sage is another herb that is both functional and pretty. This herb will produce small flowers that add beauty to your landscape.
However, this herb is also a perennial. Therefore, if you’d like to have more of a pretty (and useful!) plant around your home, consider propagating it from a cutting.
I love the look of salvia. The plants shoot straight up and produce blooms on the tips of the foliage. As the colors pop, the blooms almost form a cone shape at the end of the leaves.
If you need a pop of color around your home or garden, this could be a great choice. What makes it even better is they grow well from cuttings.
15. Angel’s Trumpet
This is another flower my late mother-in-law grew. She loved the looks of them. Though, keep in mind, this plant can grow to be quite large.
As the blooms open, they resemble a bell or trumpet shape. If you’d love this type of unique flower, borrow a cutting from a neighbor who is growing one, and start your own angel’s trumpet plant.
Dahlias are cheerful flowers that will certainly brighten up your home. They’re grown from tubers and can be propagated in a variety of ways.
One of the main ways to propagate dahlias is via cuttings. You can grow the cuttings in soil or in water. Pick the method which works best for you to add a splash of color to your yard.
Do you love perennial flowers? I like to plant something once and have it return for years to come.
If you have begonias growing in your perennial garden, you can create even more plants by propagating them from a cutting of a mature plant. With the cheerful blooms and vibrant foliage, it’s hard not to love growing begonias.
18. African Violets
I love African violets. Yet, I hardly have the opportunity to grow them because I have cats. These flowers must be watered from beneath. If you wet the foliage, the flowers will shrivel.
Unfortunately, my cats like to lick the leaves. If you have a safe way to grow these flowers, try starting them from cuttings. You can grow a variety of African violets without breaking the bank.
When I was growing up, I have fond memories of my grandmother growing large, red geraniums on her front porch.
These flowers are great for adding subtle charm to your home. If you have one healthy plant, you can grow more geraniums from cuttings as well.
Fuchsia is a unique plant which produces teardrop blooms with vibrant colors. As unique as the plant looks, its growing conditions are distinctive as well.
This plant can’t handle too much sun or too little shade. If you have an area with ample morning sunlight, you might be able to grow this plant. It’s another variety which grows well from cuttings.
Azaleas are more of a bush than a flower. Yet, we can’t exclude it from this list because it produces gorgeous blooms and is easy to propagate by cuttings.
Be mindful of where you plant this shrub as it’s poisonous to some pets. If you can get past this hiccup, you could easily produce many azalea bushes from one mature plant to landscape your home.
Coleus is a shade loving plant that’s noted for its unique foliage. The leaves come in an array of colors and designs.
If you have a shady location on your property that needs landscaping, create more of this plant by propagating it from cuttings.
Asters are a great flower to have around your home. They’re related to the daisy and look equally as cheerful.
If you’d like a splash of color in your garden, reach for the asters. They grow well from cuttings and can brighten up dull spaces around your home.
Camellia is considered a small tree or shrub. Yet, it produces rose-like blooms in shades of pink. These blooms can make your yard seem a little more joyful.
If you need your home to appear brighter and well-manicured, add this flowering shrub. When you have one healthy, mature plant you can create more from cuttings.
The gardenia plant is another type of flowering shrub. They produce beautiful white flowers and create a wonderful aroma wherever they grow.
They grow best in planting zones six through eleven and require sandy soil that’s well-draining. This plant also prefers partial sunlight. If you can provide these growing conditions, gardenias should be happy around your home.
This concludes our list of flowering plants which grow best from cuttings. Growing plants from cuttings might seem like extra work.
However, when you consider the money saved, it’s worth the effort to many gardeners. If you’d like to grow more of your plants from cuttings, start with a few flowers from this list.