Start a Plant in Water
Did you know with some plants, you can simply take off a piece of a stem, stick it in water and grow a new plant? This is a great way to expand or fill an area in your flower bed without breaking the bank. The plant I am working with is Coleus. I love Coleus because it has so many color varieties and even some that are variegated. From green to a vibrant red, there is always a color that will fit in your flower garden.
You will need:
- A piece of your coleus plant (I am starting 3 plants so I have 3 stems)
- a cup fulled with water (A clear cup is ideal)
- small container pot
- potting soil
Step 1. Cut a stem off the main stalk of your coleus plant.
Step 2. Place Stems in Cup filled with water.
Step 3. When the roots have grown from the stem (1 to 2 weeks) place in container pot with potting soil so it may grow a little more.
Step 4. Place in an area in your yard, or in a larger container pot.
And there you have it! Soon these plants will be covering this entire area. This garden tip can really help you spread your budget in the flower bed! Happy Gardening!