Senecio Rowleyanus cuttings within 5 minutes
How to propagate the Senecio Rowleyanus?
The hanging plant, the pea plant, is not the easiest to care for. It is quite easy to drown the plant. Don’t you do this? Then you will enjoy the plant for a long time to come. Officially it listens to the name Senecio Rowleyanus, but you can easily forget that. Just like other hanging plants such as the Ceropegia Woodii and the mother plant, the pea plant is a real eye-catcher.
The cutting of the pea plant is so simple that anyone can do it. You need some patience, but the first roots soon appear. All you need is a pair of scissors, and something to put the cuttings in, of course.
Propagating the Senecio Rowleyanus in 4 steps
1. Choose the cutting method
The pea plant cuttings can be cut in two ways. Cuttings in water and cuttings directly into the ground. Before you start taking cuttings, it is useful to make a choice.
In both cases you start by degreasing the scissors. For this you can use pure alcohol or disinfectant.
2. Cut some cuttings
Once the scissors are clean, it’s time to actually use them. Take the stem(s) you would like to cut. Make sure the stem is at least 10 cm.
You can also choose to cut multiple stems at the same time.
Important: cut the stems long enough. It may be that the lower peas still have to be removed. Keep at least 2 peas at the top of the cutting.
3. Cuttings in water or soil
Here is the separation between cuttings in water or in soil. The following applies to cuttings in water. Hang the cuttings of the pea plant in the vase with water. Do the lower peas still touch the water? Cut them off from the stem.
Do you choose to cut directly with soil? Then cut off the bottom peas from the stem. Then insert the stem into the soil. Instead of putting it in the earth you can also put the cuttings on the earth. Make sure that the place where you cut the peas is on the bottom.
4. Waiting for root growth
Do not give the cuttings in soil too much water. Make sure the soil dries out between watering sessions.
In the places where you cut the peas, new roots can develop. When cutting in water, roots will grow sooner than with soil methods. Although the soil method is less time consuming.
After about a month there will be enough roots on the cuttings. As soon as the roots are long enough you can repot the cuttings from the water into the soil.