Cheap Gift

Here is an easy, cheap gift that is great for teachers, office workers, and those who have recently moved.  A plant.  You can often propagate  plants you already own  (Think ivy or Philodendron! Always look up what type of plant you have before cutting the stems!)  I have done this with a Philodendron (pictured below).  Here’s some easy, no-fail instructions on how to propagate a Philodendron.

This is a philodendron. Make sure you look up what type of plant you have before cutting the stems!

2) Choose Portion of Stem to Cut. Make sure you are cutting the stem and not the base of one leaf.

3) Use scissors to cut stem

4) Place stem in glass of water. Change water every couple of days

5) After a week or two, roots will appear.  Pick out a cute pot (I like to go to TJ MAX) and plant.

6) Present your gift!

Philodendron are amazing because they are impossible to kill!  I put mine in my trunk for two days while we were moving mid-summer.  It still looks great!

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2 Comments on “Cheap Gift”

  1. Kristi says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea. I wish I had a philodendron! Heck, I’m gonna go get one, I think, just so I can propagate it! 😀

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