Tearing the Fern in cuttings
How do you propagate a Fern?
You don’t even need tools for propagating. The only thing you need to have with you is your hands. And maybe a towel against the junk. Just take the cuttings!
Propgating a Fern in 4 steps
1. Good preparation is half the work
A Fern cut you through tearing. Have you never cut a plant by tearing? Then it can feel a bit unnatural to tear. Tearing a plant is very simple, and you don’t really need any supplies. Although it can be handy to have a clean and sharp knife nearby.
First of all, clean the knife well. It’s best to use pure alcohol or disinfectant. Then make sure that the knife is dry.
2. Limit the damage
First remove the plant from its flowerpot. Put the plant on a towel, so you can reduce the mess.
It’s best to start repotting. Take the old soil out of the flowerpot and refresh it with new soil.
We recommend to use a flowerpot that is 20% larger when repotting. Although this may not be necessary after cutting and reducing the amount of roots. This depends on how many cuttings you divide the mother plant into.
3. Tear it up
First think about how many pieces you would like to divide the mother plant. Then carefully tear the plant apart. It is important that the cuttings already have their own roots.
Isn’t tearing it that easy? Then take the knife and cut the root ball apart.
Ready to tear? Then you can repot the cuttings in your own flowerpot.
Place the cuttings in a spot with indirect sunlight, and keep the soil slightly moist. With a Fern it is also important to spray the leaves well with a plant sprayer.