To propagate Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata) specimens, you can do several things: split the plant, cut a leaf, or sow its seeds. Let’s know how to proceed in each case. Learn all about snake plant or Dracaena trifasciata propagation in water, step by step, with a video included at the end of the article.
Split the Snake Plant
This is a plant that can be easily split, thus obtaining new identical specimens that will be used to decorate other rooms in the home, to fill in those spaces that have been left empty in the garden, or to give to family and/or friends.
You simply have to take the plant out of the pot or out of the ground, and with a knife previously disinfected with pharmacy, alcohol cut the rhizome so that each piece has leaves and roots. In this way, you can separate the shoots that appear at the base.
Once you have them, you can plant them in individual pots until they take root, or directly in their final location in the garden.
How to Propagate a Snake Plant with Cuttings
Another easy and quick method of multiplying it is by cutting the leaves into pieces of about 2” (5 cm) in length with a knife also previously disinfected in spring or summer. As soon as they are there, they are planted in pots with a porous substrate, such as perlite or vermiculite, and placed in semi-shade.
Sowing Dracaena trifasciata
Although it is difficult to give seeds, sometimes you can get a surprise. If you are lucky and your plant has been successful, you can sow its seeds in a seedbed with vermiculite in spring or summer. They will germinate after two weeks at most.
Propagate Snake Plant in Water
Let’s see the steps for Dracaena trifasciata propagation in water.
- Choose a healthy Snake Plant leaf, but not one that is too old.
- Cut the leaf of the plant with sharp scissors, preferably sterilized. As you would for a soil-based propagation process, allow the cut end to heal for a day or two.
- Put it in the water and wait! Keep your cut in a place with bright, indirect light. Keep most of the cut out of the water
- In about 15 to 20 days, you will begin to see roots.
Video: How to Propagate Snake Plant in Water
Check out this video below to learn more by watching this step-by-step video of Dracaena trifasciata propagation in water.
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