How to propagate aglaonema from cuttings
Propagation by cuttings is one of the simplest and most common processes. Aglaonema can be propagated in this manner at any time of year, but it is best to do so in the spring to ensure that the plant takes root quickly.
Aglaonema is one of the easiest houseplants to grow, with spectacular bright coloured foliage that looks like it belongs in your home. There are many varieties of aglaonema but the pink or red aglaonema has striking tones in the foliage and makes a great decorative plant. These plants are evergreen perennials with large leaves.
You might be curious about whether the aglaonema Chinese evergreen can be cut and rooted in water. This question has a clear answer: Aglaonema rooting with water is not only possible but easy when you use the right equipment.
Read our short blog to discover how you can propagate your own aglaonema plants from cuttings – not only a fabulously rewarding experience but you can restock your garden with more aglaonema plants for free!
Aglaonema Propagation Methods
Aglaonema Stem Cuttings Propagation
Aglaonema plants can be propagated in a variety of ways, but stem cuttings are the most common method for individual users. It’s also the simplest way to propagate these plants, so if you are a beginner this is a good choice if you want to try your hand at gardening.
Look for new shoots with at least five leaves to propagate from cuttings. Alternatively, you could remove an old plant stem. To ensure plant protection, use a sanitised pair of snips.
Plant the cuttings in the sponge clone collar disks in the Hydropod Cuttings Propagator which are specially designed to hold your cuttings in place whilst your cuttings roots develop.
Make sure the Hydropod is exposed to indirect sunlight and is kept at room temperature – a greenhouse or windowsill is perfect for this. If the room is too cold, new cuttings will not thrive. In around 25 to 45 days, new shoots should emerge from cuttings.
Aglaonema Root Cuttings Propagation
You can also propagate your aglaonema plants using root cuttings. It's probably the best way to guarantee results, but it can be difficult if you are a new gardener. However, as long as you are cautious, it is not too difficult.
A plant can be separated from its mother plant by its roots and planted in a Hydropod Cuttings Propagator in this process. It's critical to keep a newly planted plant in indirect sunlight.
In about 5 to 10 days, the new plant should be able to establish its own roots. Keep your new plant in normal to slightly warm temperatures; new plants propagated using root cuttings, including stem cuttings, will not thrive in cold temperatures.
In our Hydropod Propagator your aglaonema cuttings are regularly misted; this mist lowers the leaf temperature, creates a humid atmosphere and reduces the amount of water lost from the leaves.
Aglaonema Cuttings Propagation in Water
The Hydropod Cuttings Propagator increases your aglaonema cuttings propagation success rates and speeds up cuttings propagation by getting the moisture balance right for you, preventing damping-off and mould.
Simply take your aglaonema cuttings and place them in the sponge discs in the Hydropod, then add water. A constant mist will be sprayed over the base of your cuttings to maintain perfect moisture levels without water-logging.
Thanks to the Hydropod's clever reservoir, your cuttings will be watered for up to 7 days, so you won’t be worrying about wilted aglaonema cuttings!
Jonathan Hogarth, BBC Gardeners World Presenter, had previously split plants but his results were unsuccessful. However, upon using the Hydropod, he said "the results are wonderful!"
So, if you want to see fabulous progress with your aglaonema cuttings after just 2 weeks check out our Hydropod Cuttings Propagator and get started today. If you want to find out more information on how to take cuttings, read our comprehensive Cuttings FAQ Guide.
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