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Propagating a herbal plant


How do you propagate a Herbal plant?

Have you ever bought a herbal plant that died quickly? Luckily, propagating Herbal plants is very easy. So you’ll never run out of basil, mint or twigs of thyme again! Herbal plants are difficult to maintain. That’s why it’s extra fun to make different cuttings of a herbal plant, so you’ll always have enough herbs in the house.

When taking cuttings and propagating your Herb Plant, keep in mind that not all cuttings will grow. This applies to both the cuttings in the water and the cuttings in the soil. Propagating a Herbal Plant requires extra love and attention. Unfortunately, not all cuttings will root well, but this way you will get to know the Herb Plant extra well!


  • Herbal plant
  • Scissors
  • Disinfectant
  • Vase with water
  • Flower pot with fresh potting soil
  • Optional: cutting powder

Propagating a herbal plant in 4 steps

1. Clean the scissors

You cut a herbal plant by cutting the plant. It is therefore important to disinfect the scissors beforehand. For disinfection you can use pure alcohol or disinfectant.

2. Cut cuttings

First you cut some stems out of the Herbal plant. Make sure the stems are long enough! We recommend cutting stems of at least 10 to 15 cm. This way you can be sure that the cutting has enough leaves as soon as it’s in the water.

3. Put the cutting in the water

If you have cuttingspowder in the house you can apply some cuttingspowder on the wound of the cuttings. Let the powder dry well.

After the cutting powder has dried, put the cutting in the water. Remove the bottom leaf of the cutting, so no leaf touches the water.

4. Repot it!

As soon as the cutting(s) have developed enough roots you can repot the cuttings. We recommend a guideline of about 5 cm of roots. Use a flowerpot with fresh potting soil in it. Always keep the soil of the cuttings slightly moist during the first period.

Want to review all steps? In this video we cut basil and mint. Super easy!

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