16 Houseplants You Should Propagate in February

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February might be one of the coldest months, but it shouldn’t stop you from growing some beautiful plants!

Chilly months pose a challenge to grow plants outdoors, but you can definitely start some beautiful ones indoors! The specimens in this list look stunning and propagate easily, too!

Do these things in February to have a great garden in Spring!

Houseplants You Should Propagate in February

1. Coleus

Botanical name: Coleus

The best time to propagate Coleus is when the weather is slightly cold but about to become warmer, making February an ideal time to prepare it for spring growth. We have a detailed article on how to grow it from cuttings here.

2. African Violet

Houseplants That Are Good to Grow in February

Botanical name: Saintpaulia

African violets require bright but indirect sunlight, making them the perfect choice to propagate in February. You can check out the entire process of growing them from leaves indoors here.

3. Jade Plant

Plants in Your Home That You Should Grow in February

Botanical name: Crassula ovata

Since jade plants prefer bright but indirect sunlight, they can be the perfect houseplant to propagate in February. Here’s the process.

4. Fishbone Cactus

February Houseplants You Should Grow

Botanical name: Epiphyllum anguliger

The fishbone cactus is a hardy plant that can survive periods of lower temperatures, so you can easily propagate it during February.

Take 5-6 inches long stem cutting (the entire leaf segment) and let it air dry (callus) for a few days. Remember, the more cuttings you grow together- the fuller the plant will look in the pot! Plant in a succulent mix for best results. Click here for more details.

5. Begonia

Houseplants You Should Propagate in February

Botanical name: Begonia spp.

During February, you can take small cuttings from this plant to propagate; they will be in their glory by summer! Rhizomatous begonias grow the best from this method. There are 5 different ways you can grow these plants!

6. Geranium

Botanical name: Geranium spp.

Indoors, geraniums can survive well, and you can propagate them during February. Use stem cuttings and plant them directly in moist soil. They’ll be all ready before the summer!

7. Rubber Plant

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Botanical name: Ficus elastica

Rubber plants becomes active in February which makes this month perfect to propagate them that means they need less water, that minimizes the risk of overwatering and also makes this month perfect for propagating them!

8. String of Pearls

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Botanical name: Senecio rowleyanus

String of Pearls also propagates readily in slightly cold temperatures, and February provides just that. You don’t need to bury these deeply – lay the cuttings on top of moist soil with the end just tucked a bit in the soil.

9. Philodendron

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Botanical name: Philodendron

They are almost as easy as pothos to grow and require the same warmth and humidity for success. You can’t go wrong with this one in February.

Take 4-6 inches long cutting and plant it in well-draining soil – cover with a plastic bag for humidity. Make sure it gets plenty of bright and indirect light.

10. Anthurium

Houseplants You Should Propagate in February

Botanical name: Anthurium andraeanum

Anthuriums are fairly easy to grow from cuttings – snip a 5-6 inches long segment with a few leaves. Cut right below the node – that would increase the chances of propagation and will help it root better!

Now, dip the cut end in a rooting hormone, and plant it in a well-draining potting mix. You can also grow these plants in water.

11. Snake Plant

Houseplants That Are Good to Grow in February 1

Botanical name: Dracaena trifasciata

Choose the healthiest leaf and cut it 1-2 inches above the soil line. Once done, let the cut part heal for 8-10 days.

Now, take a pot filled with a succulent potting mix and plant the leaf (Cut and healed part down – in the soil) about 1-2 inches in it.

Do not water for the initial 2 days; keep the pot in bright and indirect sunlight. Water when the topsoil feels a little dry to the touch from the third day onwards.

12. Spider Plant

Plants in Your Home That You Should Grow in February

Botanical name: Chlorophytum comosum

Jump on the bandwagon of propagating this plant right in February! The two main methods of propagating this plant include the natural way of using seeds and the second way of snipping spiderettes and repotting them.

13. Peace Lily

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Botanical name: Spathiphyllum

If you have warm thing in your home, February falls within the active growing season for Peace Lilies – making it an ideal time for root development and quicker propagation.

14. English Ivy

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Botanical name: Hedera helix

English Ivy plants is one of the best for cooler temperatures. Go with 4-6 inches long cuttings with 2-3 top leaves, and propagate in soil or water.

15. ZZ Plant

Houseplants You Should Propagate in February

Botanical name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia

The gentle transition into spring that comes with February is great for propagating ZZ plants. You can divide the rhizomes during repotting or take leaf cuttings – do not forget to callus them before propagating.

16. Aloe Vera

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Botanical name: Aloe barbadensis miller

February’s cooler temperatures prevent stress on Aloe during propagation. Just remove the offsets (pups) growing at the plant’s base and re-pot them in succulent or cacti mix.

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