|Project by Vallyncia||posted 12-26-2010 01:45 PM||1884 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
As many of you read, this Christmas one of the gifts I gave were “plant babies”, cuttings and seeds from several plants I have in my home.
I started this project back in late October, thereby allowing enough time for the cuttings to establish roots and survive the transplanting. I chose my spider plants and jade plants because they are the easiest to grow from cuttings.
First I took a small cutting from the plants (from the jade it was just a piece of the main plant, the spider plant grows little offshoots that each become new individual plants). Then I placed the cutting in water with a bit of miracle grow and let them grow like that for 4-6 weeks.
About a week before giving the plants away I painted some pots and let them dry overnight. Then I prepped the pots with dirt and transplanted the plants into their new homes.
I included a small instruction sheet with the plants so that they would thrive in their new homes. I waited to ensure the plants would survive the transplanting (had a 100% success rate!) and then gave them away to friends and family.
-- Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~Sydney Eddison