2nd Annual Plant Swap + Fundraiser ! ! !

In preparation we’ve put together an intro to Plant Propagation. Propagation is the simple act of creating a new plant from an existing one. It’s super easy and super fun. And lately I’m sure we aren’t the only ones giving our green friends a little extra attention.
Get your plant babies ready for our Plant Swap! Take one, leave one—because sharing is caring!

Plant Swap + Fundraiser
524 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Saturday, August 28 12-4:00
$5 donation to swap
$10 donation to purchase a plant start (without a swap)
100% of donations will go to FEEST

Four easy propagation methods:

Water Propagation
Best for: Pothos, Philodendrons, Monstera, Prayer Plants
You’ll need: clean & sharp scissors, vessel with room temperature & filtered water

  • Select a healthy shoot of new growth, approximately 5-10” long
  • Cut below a node (a joint in the stem)
  • Trim off any leaves that are below the node
  • Stick the cutting in room temperature, filtered water (our Anywhere Vases our perfect for plant propagation!)
  • Replace water every two weeks and keep in indirect sunlight

Root Division
Best for: Boston Ferns, African Violets, ZZ Plants
You’ll need: rooted plant, sharp & clean knife, pot with soil for transplanting

  • Remove plant carefully from the pot
  • Cut various sections apart with a sharp knife
  • Make sure roots and top of sections are healthy + undamaged
  • Bury sections in similar soil to the mother plant

Leaf Cuttings
Best for: Snake plants, Succulents
You’ll need: sharp & clean scissors or knife, pot with pre-moistened potting mix

  • Cut an inch section of a healthy plant leaf
  • Insert cutting upright into a rooting hormone and allow it to dry fully
  • Use a fingertip to make a hole in your pre-moistened potting mix, and then set the cutting into the hole

Best for: Aloe, Chinese Money Plant, Spider plants
You’ll need: pot with soil, compost

  • Remove plantlet carefully from soil, making sure the root is still attached
  • Fill a pot with potting compost and water it well.

Take the plantlets and arrange them on the surface of the compost. Give each plantlet its own growing space in the pot and keep the compost moist by watering from below