5 Plants That Produce Hanging Offsets

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Plants that produce hanging offsets are not only beautiful in their trailing growth habit, but they are also handy for propagation!

What makes these plants special in the world of gardening? Well, all of these bring something unique to the table (umm, the sides on the leaves or stems) that will enrich your plant collection!

Plants That Produce Hanging Offsets

1. Spider Plant

Plants That Produce Hanging Offsets

Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum

See those dangling beauties at the ends? Well, these are what that makes spider plant such a joy to look at! All you have to do is to snip them and plant in a new pot filled with well draining potting mix, and soon, you will have a new plant.

2. Air Plants

Botanical Name: Tillandsia

Known for their unique ability to grow without soil, air plants also produce pups that hang at the base of the plant or along the flower spike. You can cut these out using a shears and plant in new pots to multiply your collection!

3. Mother of Thousands

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Botanical Name: Kalanchoe daigremontiana

This succulent produces numerous plantlets along the edges of its leaves, which are easily separable and you can grow them individually. What a great and easy way to have new plants for your gardener friends!

4. Strawberry Begonia


Botanical Name: Saxifraga stolonifera

Though not a true begonia, the Strawberry Begonia is popular for its round, green leaves with red undersides, resembling strawberry plants. Along these runners, it produces small plantlets, which you can easily propagate by detaching and planting them in soil.

5. Haworthia

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Botanical Name: Haworthia

We’ll let the picture do the talking for this one! Look at that tiny plantlet (there can be 1 or many!), looking like a miniature version of its parent, dangling down by the long stalk! Just do a little ‘snip’ and it will be all ready to start its journey in a new pot!

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