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Do you have friends who have? A coleus, spider plant, pothos, wandering jew cutting placed in water will amaze you. Place in water, wait for the roots and plant in potting soil. Small pots first.
You can grow an avocado plant from an avocado. think you can do this with a potato, too...

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I get cuttings on Freecycle.

My pothos and coleus have been potted and are beautiful. I have 4 other cuttings in the windowsill growing roots.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
For an avocado, you need the seed. The outer coating has to be stripped. Place it in water with toothpicks to balance. It will grow roots in about 4 months or so.

For a potato, cut an eye out and place it in dirt.

Neither of these are houseplants.

@Shop-et-al wrote:

You can grow an avocado plant from an avocado. think you can do this with a potato, too...

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
You might try plantflix.com. They have some great reviews, but also a few bad one. Given the nature of seeds, that's not surprising.
@Madetoshop wrote:

Do you have friends who have? A coleus, spider plant, pothos, wandering jew cutting placed in water will amaze you. Place in water, wait for the roots and plant in potting soil. Small pots first.

For the spider plant, once it is rooted, don't place it in a large pot. It has to become root bound before it will produced the baby outshoots/runners.
Pineapples have almost no roots but they get kind of big. Just cut the top off, put it in a dish with a wet paper towel for a few days until it starts to root, then pot it. You can also stick 4 toothpicks in a sweet potato to keep it from completely submerging, put it in a jar or glass, and it will grow a vine. Put it up high and let it hang down. Unless you have a cat.
This is good to know!

I have a big spider plant that I got on a nursery shop. One of the offshoots, I placed in a big pot and it's growing slowly. The next time, I'll pot them in a small nursery pot.

@wrosie wrote:

For the spider plant, once it is rooted, don't place it in a large pot. It has to become root bound before it will produced the baby outshoots/runners.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Anyone have any suggestions or tips on how to keep a wandering Jew plant full in the top of the plant. I am forever rooting vines because the top of the plant has lots of dead leaves.
I thought this article was very appropriate!

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"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
heather, did you have any luck getting some cuttings?

I propagate my plants from cuttings. I have never seen the plants produce seeds.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I went to visit a friend and she gave me 2 ivy cutting and some vine like pythos. I'll try again.
I love pothos plants. I got some cuttings from Freecycle last year, maybe 4. Two of them died a horrible death. The remaining 2, I snipped and placed them in water until they rooted. I planted them and they are nice and full now.

I water them once a month or when it rains. They get indirect light.

The ivy plant I got on a shop shriveled up and died.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
With pothos, if you leave it in water too long, it won't like soil. Make sure to plant it in 3-4 weeks after the roots come in.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
My Dad gave my Mom a Christmas Cactus for Christmas. It's very tall, so she gave me a clipping.

I previously got a clipping from Freecycle. The gifter potted it for me. It died a slow death about a year ago. I hope this one does better.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I set my big plants outside to get some rainwater. When I brought them back in, I noticed the coleus was wilted. I thought the rainwater was too cold and damaged the leaves. Amazingly enough, it was still thirsty. A good flush brought it back.

The windowsill basil is very thirsty. The oregano is big and beautiful. It smells good also.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
So I am addressing the nook where assorted plant clippings and whole, sprouting sweet potatoes are waiting for attention. The sweet potatoes (or yams) are ready to be planted and can provide lots of cuttings to share. This was a happy accident; we kind of, sort of forgot about them and they are rewarding us by mutating, haha. One succulent grew moldy instead of big, and it went to the garbage. Other clippings can be planted in larger container with growing same-plant partners. Can we get enough larger containers for everyone in the middle of winter? That is the question.....

Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy. - Rita Moreno


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