Hoya Carnosa is a popular and easy-to-grow houseplant. It is also known as Wax Plant or Porcelain Flower due to its thick, wax-like leaves and beautiful, star-shaped flowers that bloom in clusters. Propagating Hoya Carnosa can be an enjoyable experience for plant enthusiasts who want to increase their collection or share their plants with friends.
If you’re wondering how to propagate Hoya Carnosa, keep reading this blog post for step-by-step instructions!
What You Will Need
Before we begin propagating your Hoya Carnosa plant, gather the following materials:
– Clean pruning shears
– A small pot filled with well-draining soil mix
– A plastic bag
Step 1: Choose The Right Stem To Cut
The first step in propagating your Hoya Carnosa plant is choosing the stem you will cut. Select a healthy-looking stem that has at least two sets of leaves attached. Make sure it’s not too woody or too soft.
Step 2: Cut The Stem
Using clean pruning shears, make a clean cut just below the second set of leaves from the top of the selected stem. Ensure that there are no bumps or marks on the cutting site since these areas may rot when planted.
Step 3: Remove Bottom Leaves
After making your cut, remove one or two sets of lower leaves from the cutting’s bottom part (use scissors if necessary). This area will be where roots will start growing out.
Step 4: Let The Cutting Dry Out Naturally
Place your cutting on a paper towel and leave it undisturbed until it dries out naturally (this may take about three days). Do not dip it in water since this could cause root rotting later on when planting.
Step 5: Plant The Cutting
Once your cutting has dried out, plant it in a small pot filled with well-draining soil mix. Press the soil gently around the stem to keep it upright and water thoroughly.
Step 6: Cover The Pot With A Plastic Bag
Cover the pot with a plastic bag or wrap to create some humidity around the plant. This will help root growth over time.
Step 7: Place Your New Plant In A Bright Spot
Place your new Hoya Carnosa plant in a bright spot that receives indirect sunlight but not direct light. It can take about two to three months for roots to establish, so be patient with its growth process.
Propagating Hoya Carnosa is an exciting and rewarding experience for any indoor gardener. By following these simple steps, you can quickly and easily propagate this beautiful houseplant! Remember that patience is vital since rooting could take weeks or even months before showing visible progress. Good luck propagating your Hoya Carnosa plants!