8 Best Holiday Season Plants to Grow from Cuttings

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Discover the Best Holiday Plants to Grow from Cuttings! They are perfect plants for propagation and become great gift option too.

The holiday season brings a wave of festivities, and what better way to add cheer than by adorning your home with plants that trend this time? Below, we’ve curated a list of some of the best Holiday Plants to Grow from Cuttings that elevate the festive mood and are easy to propagate, too!

Here’s a list of the best festive houseplants 

Holiday Plants to Propagate from Cuttings

1. Christmas Cactus

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Botanical Name: Schlumbergera

This epiphytic cactus blooms right on cue during the holiday season. To grow it from cuttings, make sure you take a cutting that contains 3 to 5 segments from a healthy parent plant. Let it dry for 1 to 2 days to form a callus at the cut end. Keep the soil slightly moist and place the pot in a bright but indirect light area.

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2. Poinsettia

 Holiday Season Plants to Grow from Cuttings

Botanical Name: Euphorbia pulcherrima

Poinsettias are another popular holiday plant that can be grown from cuttings. Snip a 4-6 inch cutting and let it callus for a few hours. Insert the cutting into a soilless potting mix and place it in indirect light and keep the soil moist. Use a plastic bag to create a mini greenhouse effect.

3. Amaryllis

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Botanical Name: Hippeastrum

Amaryllis often bloom during the winter and add color to holiday decorations. The amaryllis bulbs often produce offsets, which are small bulbs that form at the base of the main bulb. You can separate these from the mother plant either when the plant is dormant or even when the plant is actively growing but carefully.

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4. Norfolk Island Pine

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Botanical Name: Araucaria heterophylla

Often sold as a mini Christmas tree, the Norfolk Island Pine is a holiday favorite that can be decorated with mini ornaments. If you wish to propagate it from cuttings, take a 4-8 inch terminal cutting in spring or summer and apply rooting hormone to the cut end to improve the success rate. Keep the soil moderately moist and place it in a bright spot.

5. Winterberry

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Botanical Name: Ilex verticillata

Winterberry is loved for its red berries that add to the holiday color palette. To propagate it successfully from cuttings, take a 4-6 inch cutting from new growth and insert the cutting into a mix of peat moss and perlite after dipping the end in honey.

6. Holly

Top Plants to Grow from Cuttings During the Holidays

Botanical Name: Ilex aquifolium

With its iconic red berries and evergreen leaves, Holly is a staple in holiday wreaths and decorations. You can grow it easily using 4-6 inches long cutting from the tip of a healthy branch. Insert the cutting into a mix of sand-peat moss and keep the soil moist by placing it under indirect light.

7. Rosemary

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Botanical Name: Salvia rosmarinus

You can even shape this herb like a mini Christmas tree! Besides its culinary appeal, a rosemary can look aesthetic too if you make its topiary. To learn about growing rosemary from cuttings, click here!

8. Christmas Berry Plant

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Botanical Name: Ardisia crenata

The plant produces bright red berries that contrast beautifully with its dark green, waxy leaves. For its easy propagation, you can use a 5-6 inches cutting at a 45-degree angle. Then insert the end of the cutting at least 1-2 inches deep in a perlite or a mix of sand and peat moss.

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