15 plants that you can propagate from cuttings


Many people increase their stock by performing the cutting method because the newly grown plants are clones of the previously cut plants (they’re called the parents). This is the reason why many gardeners prefer to grow new plants using this method despite growing seeds easier. Without further ado, here are 15 plants that can be propagated from cuttings.

1. Sage

Grab a 4-inch semi-ripe basal cutting in fall and pot up while keeping the rooting medium warm and moisty during winter, then do the transplanting in spring.

2. Thyme

For this one, do the cuttings in summer and pot them in a moist potting medium.

3. Basil

This is probably the only one that is easier to grow from cuttings than from seeds. Root up tip cutting from any time you like and keep in a warm place that is not directly exposed to the sun.

4. Rosemary

Make sure to use basal or heel cuttings in fall and root in a cold frame, or grab 3 to 5 inches long tip cuttings in spring. In case you don’t want many rosemary plants, make sure to toot a few cuttings directly in single pots covered with a plastic dome.

5. Lavender

Root 3-inch tip cuttings in early spring and root them in a cold frame, then transplant the rooted ones in your garden beds after 4 to 6 weeks. You can take heeled cuttings to plant them in next year’s planting during the summer.