Add greenery to your home by getting these Houseplants You Can Borrow (Ask) From Friends and Grow for Free! We have the best ones for you.
Have a look at some of the most successful Houseplants You Can Borrow From Friends and Grow for Free without spending any money.
Here are the best houseplants you can grow from cuttings
Borrow Pups and Grow Succulents
1. Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata
The pups of this air-purifying plant can be borrowed for free from neighbors or friends, and read our article for growing snake plants indoors here!
Botanical Name: Aloe
If you see a mature aloe plant in your friend’s home carrying offsets or babies, then simply ask them to remove a few pups for you. Learn aloe plant care here.
Botanical Name: Haworthia
Ask your friend to remove haworthia pups. The offsets form individual roots, and you can easily grow them in pots without a fuss!
Here’s all you need to know about growing haworthia
Botanical Name: Cactaceae
You can grow cactus at no cost by borrowing offsets from friends. Species like bunny ear cactus can be easily multiplied by removing their pads.
Know about succulents that bear pups here
5. Peace Lily
Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum
Propagating a peace lily plant is a straightforward process. Just ask for its pups from your friend, and you can directly grow them in a new pot!
Check out some great tips on growing Peace Lily here
Borrow Cuttings from Your Friend
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
Pothos is the most common and popular houseplant that you can grow for free! Just ask for 4-6 inches below the node and root it in soil or water.
Here’s everything you need to know about propagating pothos
7. Inch Plant
Botanical Name: Tradescantia
It is also a great houseplant that you can grow from borrowing cutting from friends and grow free. See the best varieties and methods for growing it here.
8. Prayer Plant
Botanical Name: Maranta leuconeura
Ask for prayer plant cutting from your friend’s plant below the nodes, close to the stems’ bottom, and root in a potting mix.
Have a look at the best varieties of Prayer Plant here
Botanical Name: Codiaeum
Croton offers a range of varieties in different shades that you can grow for free by borrowing 3-4 inches long cuttings. Plant it in a pot filled with a lightweight potting mix or water.
10. Jade Plant
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata and Portulacaria afra
Both jade and dwarf jade can be grown with 4-5 inches stem cutting from your friend and propagate this good luck plant in a pot filled with a well-draining succulent mix.
Check out our article on growing jade plants indoors here
11. English Ivy
Botanical Name: Hedera helix
If you are impressed with the beauty of the lush green ivy at your friend’s home, then don’t hesitate to ask for cuttings! Check out our article for growing English ivy indoor here.
Have a look at the best indoor plants that can be grown from cuttings here
12. Gerbera Daisy
Botanical Name: Gerbera
Take 6-8 inches of cutting from a healthy gerbera daisy plant and grow it into a pot filled with quality potting mix. We have a great article on growing gerbera daisy from cuttings here.
Borrow Divisions from Your Friend
Botanical Name: Philodendron
Bring a tropical feel to your home by adding philodendron to your plant collection at no cost by borrowing divisions with roots and stems.
Check out our article on growing philodendron here
14. Cast-Iron Plant
Botanical Name: Aspidistra elatior
You can have this indestructible houseplant for free by borrowing a division from your friend or neighbours. Keep the soil moist till the newly divided plant forms new growth.
Here are some top tips for growing Cast-Iron Plant
Botanical Name: Arecaceae
Varieties like areca palm can be grown from offshoots easily. Using a sharp knife or shears, divide the clump and grow it in a separate pot. Simple!
16. Bird of Paradise
Botanical Name: Strelitzia reginae
If you are amazed by the beauty of Bird of Paradise at your friend’s place, then ask them to slice a piece of rhizome for you. Apply some rooting hormone plant it in a pot with well-draining soil and water well.
Check out more houseplants that grow from division here
Botanical Name: Aglaonema
As the plant naturally propagates itself by growing suckers, all you have to do is to snip them away and plant them into another pot, and you’re done! Here’s everything you need to know about growing Aglaonema.