Learn How to Grow Coleus in Water with this step-by-step guide! It’s easy! It’s fun! And helps you to showcase it in beautiful vases!
Growing Coleus in water is a fun way to add a colorful plant to your indoor variegated collection! Discover the easy steps to do it right!
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How to Grow Coleus in Water?
1. Taking the Cutting
Snip 4-6 inches of cuttings from the parent coleus plant just below a leaf node.
Remove the leaves from the lower half of each cutting, leaving only the top sets of leaves.
2. Rooting Hormone (Optional)
3. Place Cuttings in Water
Fill the container with enough water to submerge the lower portion of the cuttings.
Insert it into the water, ensuring the leafless node is below the water level.
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Taking Care of the Cutting
4. Location and Light
Place the container in a spot with bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sun exposure, as it may encourage algae growth in the water.
5. Monitor and Change Water
Check the water level regularly – change it every 4-6 days to keep it fresh and oxygenated. If it looks cloudy – change it immediately.
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After a few weeks, you should observe roots emerging from the submerged nodes. Once the roots are a few inches long, your coleus cuttings are ready for transplanting.
Once the roots are well-established, you can either continue to grow the plant in the water or transplant it into a pot filled with well-draining soil.