the members of the genus hatiora can be propagated with leaf cuttings or seeds.
cut off one or two parts of the sprout with a sharp and clean knife. the cuttings can be planted with or without drying before. if you let them dry, put them on a light shaded place for a week or so.
the cuttings can be planted in a regular cactus mix or a mixture of soil and sand (50:50). keep it moist but not wet and allow to dry between the waterings. put the young easter cacti on a bright but not sunny place at a temperature > 20 Â°c (68 Â°c). to increase humidity you can put a freezing bag over the pot. it has to be aired daily.
there is no need to fertilize for the first three months.
after two to four weeks the easter cactus will show new sprouts. now the freezing bag can be removed.
the propagation of a peace lily (spathiphyllum wallisii) is not difficult and can be made by division. it can be done any time of the year, for example when the plant needs to be re-potted.
use a sharp and clean knife to cut away a crown from the parent plant. this crown should be good rooted with a minimum of three leaves.
now you can pot the peace lily propagation by using a regular potting mix. for a better humidity put a freezing bag over the pot. to avoid mould ist should be aired once a day. remove it when spathiphyllum wallisii is showing new leaves.
the care is the same as for the parent plant. for the first two to three months there is no need for fertilizing.
propagating the sacred fig (ficus religiosa) with seeds isn’t difficult. you can use a good regular potting mix. give the seeds just on the soil. to increase humidity put a glas or a freezing bag over the pot. don’t forget to air daily. place the pot on a bright location without direct sun. temperature should be +20 Â°c/68 Â°c. keep the soil moist but not wet.
the sacred fig needs approx. 7 to 21 days to germinate (at 25 Â°c/77 Â°f). if the seedlings are approx. 5 cm/1.97 tall you can start slowly adapting them to your room climate with extending the airing time day by day. when they are 10 cm/3.94 inches tall they can be divided an re-potted.
with a little luck your sow bread (cyclamen) will build seed caps. these you can use for propagation. just let them dry. by the fact that most sow breads available are hybrids the results of the so propagated plants can be different from their parents.
you can use a regular potting substrate. i mixed it with a bit of sand (3:1). cover the seeds approx. a half centimeter with ground and then place them dark. keep the soil constantly moist but not wet. there is no need to increase humidity. the temperature should not be higher than 20 Â°c (68 Â°f). the germination time lies between three to six weeks.
when the sow bread seedlings are showing their first leaves place them on a bright place with no direct sunlight between 15 and 20 Â°c (59-68 Â°f). do not fertilize for the first three months.
the genus faucaria belongs to the aizoaceae family and some of them are popular houseplants. the tiger jaws (faucaria tigrina) is native to south africa and can be propagated by cuttings, division or seeds.
propagation of the tiger jaws by seeds
for seeding (and cultivation) tiger jaws you need a special soil, like crushed rocks. i use pure pumice (Ã˜ 3-5 mm). at first water the soil and then put the small seeds just on it. to keep the soil constantly moist place the pot in a flat filled with water. for germination the seeds need a high humidity. therfore you can put a glas over the pot. this need to be aired daily.
put the pot on a bright but not sunny place with a temperature not higher than 20 Â°c (68 Â°f). the germination time is between five and ten days. the glas can be removed when the seedlings are showing their first leaves (second image). there is no need to apply fertilizer.