9 Plants You Can Start with One Cutting & A Glass of Water

There are some plants you can start with just one cutting and a glass of water! Surprised? Well, read more below.

If you are looking for easier ways to maintain houseplants, then these Plants You Can Start with One Cutting and a Glass of Water could be perfect for you.

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Plants You Can Start with One Cutting and a Glass of Water

1. Croton

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Botanical Name: Codiaeum variegatum

Take a 3-6 inches long croton cutting with few leaves and put it in a glass filled with water. Replace the water every 2-3 days, and you will see the cutting forming new roots within 4-6 weeks. You can also try growing a single croton leaf with a petiole or stem attached to it.

Have a look at the best croton varieties here

2. Pothos

Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum

Growing pothos in water is one of the simplest tasks. It’s the best way to multiply this air-purifying houseplant with heart-shaped foliage easily! All it requires is a warm area with indirect light.

Here’s all you need to know about growing pothos in water

3. Inch Plant

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Botanical Name: Tradescantia zebrina

Also popularly known as wandering jew, this creeper is super easy and fun to grow in water. Take a 5-6 inches long cutting with 3-5 leaves, put it in a glass of water, and place it in bright indirect sunlight. Soon, you will have a new plant!

Check out the best types of wandering jew plants here

4. African Violet

Botanical Name: Saintpaulia

You can easily grow African violet just from leaves in a small glass of water. The roots will form in about 3 to 4 weeks, and the leaves will sprout in 6 to 8 weeks.

Here’s everything you need to know about growing African violets from leaves

5. English Ivy

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Botanical Name: Hedera helix

Very easy to propagate and grow, English Ivy is a great looking houseplant that you can grow using just a healthy cutting and a glass of water.

Check out our article on growing English Ivy here

6. Spider Plant

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Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum

Spider plants have many benefits and nominal needs. This beautiful air-purifying plant can be grown in water easily by cutting ‘babies’ from the mother plant and putting them in a jar of water.

Check out our detailed article on growing spider plants in the water here

7. Arrowhead Vine

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Growing arrowhead in water is as easy as growing lucky bamboo or pothos! Just take a stem cutting with a few leaves from the healthy plant and put it in a glass filled with non-chlorinated water.

Here’s all you need to know about growing arrowhead in water

8. Dracaena Marginata

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You can easily propagate the cuttings of dragon tree in water. Take a cutting with one or two nodes and put it in a glass of water to immerse the nodes. Within a few weeks, the roots will appear, and then you can transplant the cutting into a pot.


Bonus – Herb!

9. Basil

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

This aromatic herb has tons of benefits, and you can have it all year round by growing its cuttings in a glass of water.

Check out our article on growing basil in the water here


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