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How to make Spathiphyllum cuttings with only your hands


How do you propagate the Spathiphyllum?

The Spoon plant, or Spathiphyllum, is not only particularly striking but also extremely air-purifying. A houseplant with striking characteristics! Not to mention the white spoon-shaped flowers. Since the spoonbill plant is so popular, we understand only too well that you would like to propagate it. In appearance, the Spoon plant is very similar to flowering Anthuriums.

The propagation of the Spoon plant is simple. In principle you need more than your hands also almost no supplies. Though you’d better be well prepared. That is why we have written a list of supplies for you in addition to the step-by-step plan. This makes cutting even easier.


  • Spathiphyllum
  • Knife
  • Disinfectant
  • Towel
  • Flowerpot with fresh earth

Propagating the Spathiphyllum in 4 steps

1. Good preparation is half

Despite the fact that you can cut a Spoon plant by tearing it, tools are still useful. We recommend to keep a sharp knife nearby.

Clean the knife with disinfectant or pure alcohol. This way you can be sure that the tool does not pass on bacteria to the cutting or mother plant.

2. Getting to work

Put down an old towel. You can put the cuttings and mother plant on it.

First remove the mother plant from its pot. Remove excess soil and find out where the shoots are attached to the mother.

3. Tearing and cutting

Then carefully tear the shoot from the mother plant. Make sure the cutting has its own roots.

Doesn’t tear immediately? Then take the clean and sharp knife. In this way you can cut the shoot from the spot where it is not directly separated from the mother plant.

4. Wait for it!

Then place the shoots in their new flowerpot. Use fresh soil for this. This will give the cuttings enough energy to repair damage and grow again.

The handy thing is that you can now repot the mother plant directly. After that it will only be needed again in about 2 to 3 years. Or if you would like to take cuttings again, of course.

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