Saturday, September 11, 2010

How I propagate peperomias

I bought three peperomia plants of different leave colors. When I was at the nursery, I saw the owners propagate their plants by placing the leaves on the ground with their stems cut short and burried. I copied their method and it works!
I placed several leaves of my plants in a pot, sharing with a succulent already in there. I don't remember exactly how long but it wasn't long; it was probably 6 weeks at most.

When I was here end of August, I tried to pull gently at the leaves and felt that they stuck. Yesterday, I found small "suckers" forming at the base of those leaves.

I feel happy not so much that I can have more plants for free but more about knowing another propagation method.


Stephanie said...

Hey that's so cool! Thanks for showing the way. My Peperomia obtusifolia variegata was propagated this way also. Also require the same amount of time ;-)

Hà Xuân said...

Wow, that's great, Steph. I didn't know we could do that until I saw the nursery people did. Amazing, isn't it?