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Houseplants for beginners and how to take care of them (New plants added regularly)

Mark Shorter, DIY expert!

Houseplants for beginners and how to take care of them (New plants added regularly)

Mark Shorter, DIY expert!

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9 Lessons (37m)
    • 1. 5 Houseplants for beginners Introduction

    • 2. Part 1 - Snake plant

    • 3. Part 2 - Heartleaf philodendron

    • 4. Part 3 - Spider plant

    • 5. Part 4 - Peace lily

    • 6. Part 5 - English ivy

    • 7. Part 6 - Lucky bamboo

    • 8. Part 7 - Chinese Money Plant

    • 9. Houseplants for beginners Part 8 Hoya

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In recent years, houseplants have been gaining in popularity. Compared with just twenty years ago, the number of people of all ages becoming interested in bringing the outdoors in is enormous!

Studies have even been done showing that not only are houseplants visually beautiful, but they’re also good for your health! We all know that plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, therefore freshening up our air and eliminating harmful toxins, but just by having a few plants around the house, we can also reduce our stress levels and boost our mood.

So, in this course, we’re going to look at some beautiful and easy-to-care for houseplants that are perfect for the beginner who wants to get green fingered. This course is aimed at any age and any level of expertise, and its full of hints and tips on how to keep our green friends happy and healthy.

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1. 5 Houseplants for beginners Introduction: hello and welcome to house plans for beginners and how to take care of them. In recent years has plans have been gaining in popularity? Compared with 20 years ago, the number of people of all ages becoming interested in bringing the outdoors in is enormous. Students have been doing, showing that not only are highest plans visually beautiful, but they're also good for your health. We all know that plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, therefore, freshen up our air and eliminating harmful toxins. But just by having a few plants around the house, we can also reduce our stress levels on boost our mood. So in this cause, we're going to look at some beautiful and easy to care for. House plans that are perfect for the beginner who wants to get green fingered these courses aimed at any age and any level of expertise, and it's full of hints and tips on how to keep your green friends happy and healthy. So let's begin 2. Part 1 - Snake plant: snipe plants. The first plant have chosen to including his course, is probably one of the most tolerant plants you can get. It's called the Snap Land. This plan actually goes by a few different names, depending on where you live. Some of the more common names are snipe land, ST George's sword, murdering those tongue on vipers, bolstering him. It's letting name he's sensitive area, try for Seita, and it really is a stunning and visually striking plant. The snake plans have thick green leaves, which have a marble pattern that leaves a wider flat and lead up to a point. The marbled effect on this foliage resembles Nysschen, hence one of its many names. If careful properly, the shoots of the snakeskin plant can reach up to about 60 centimeters on the way. At least grow outwards. Certainly gives it a little extra volume on makes you really only catching plant. As I said, the sense of eerie a trifle skater really is a tough cookie. They are easy to grow and hard to kill, making it perfect for beginners. Another good thing to wait this night plant is that it can survive in low light levels, a lot of other hands plants, and they can even survive drafts. So don't worry if you have to be away from home for a week or two. A study by NASA has also revealed that the sense of area traffic skater helps to give the air in your home fresh by removing toxins have to care for us night months. As long as you place your snake plant in indirect sunlight and you don't water too often, you will have a happy plant friend. I would recommend place in this plant somewhere in the middle of your own, away from the window. So perhaps on a shelf for a bookcase. When I say not to water this plant too often, I really do mean not very often. In fact, the snake plant will even benefit if you leave this sort dry out a little in between waterings Depends on how warm you keep your house. You should. Water isn a planned every 2 to 6 weeks. This plant can tell her I pretty much anything, but just make sure you don't put them in direct sunlight as a little bird was in that they can live happily anyway. They don't mind really droids style? Well, they also don't mind the high humidity you might find in a bathroom. The same goes for temperatures. As always, there's no frost or snow in your house. The snake plan will be fine. They do well in high temperatures, low temperatures and everything in between. If anything ever could kill a snake plant, it would be root. Rot right is where the plant's roots are waiting for far too long, and it tends to mush. If this does happen, though, don't panic. Simply good away as much of the mushy plant as you can and report any healthy plant as little as it might be into some fresh compost. If you catch through rock before it has gone too bad, then that plant should be fine and just re grow into a healthy plant. They don't like sitting in water for too long. So, as I said, let the sore dry and completely between waterings and keep them in a well draining soil. You don't need to worry about feeding or fertilizing this plant, but if you do feeding some succulent plant food a comet times a year, they will grow more quickly. Finally, what so is part Should you get well, The short answer is a party well fitting. The snake plant is fine in even the smallest part. Some horticultural lease even say that pop band snake plans do better. So go whatever it will fit in, and then just replanted in a bigger part with some cactus, or if he looks like his go to great of its crude home. So if you're the type of person who is away a lot or rental forgetting about their expands , the site plants will definitely be a perfect companion for you. On average, they live for about 5 to 10 years, but they can leave much longer up to 25 years if you give them a little love married again . Additionally, if you extremely look just a plain might even grow flower. Unfortunately, they're not the most attractive flowers, but they usually white or cream on look sort of like lilies. It's very rare for these plants to flower, but it does happen occasionally 3. Part 2 - Heartleaf philodendron: hardly philodendron. The Hartley Philodendron is a beautiful climbing plant native to Central America and the Caribbean. As a climbing plant, they can grow up to 20 feet, although in the home they tend to grow much less large. And they have large, glossy green leaves that sort of resemble Erhardt. There are two ways that you can let this plant grow. You can leave it to its own devices and let it grow long stems that creep all over the place, or you compete you back, in which case it will grow bushier and more compact. A lot of people like to have this plant growing in a hanging basket with long stems training over the side and down to the ground. Or you could let it trial over the age of a bookcase or a shelf in gardening shops. You'll even see them trained to climb up a mosque polled using plant toys to hold the in place. If you want to pinch your plant, you basically use sharp scissors or pruners to put the stems just above where relief has grown, Try to get as close to the leaf is possible. The place relief grows out of the stem is called a leaf node. This plant comes from tropical countries, so they appreciate a little misting occasionally on their leaves. However, they can tolerate joy. You can keep the huge got Ely's nice and clean by wiping them with a damp cloth if they ever start to look dirty or dusty. The Hartley philodendron Zlatan name is philodendron scandals, and you might also see. Called the Sweetheart Philodendron, this plant does need reporting every few years or so. Make sure this plant is put into a pot with drainage, as this helps to remember rot. If you have a pop, it doesn't have drying. Each plant the philodendron in a smaller part with holes in the bottom and place a smaller part inside the larger part with a few pebbles on the bottom. That way, when you water the plant, any excess more shit can drain away into the popular Oh, this plant is easy to grow as long as your place in the moderate amount of light, and you let the sore dry between waterings. Don't place the plant in direct sunlight or you might find it. Leaves get scorched in the spring, and summer is where this plant grows. Most enduring these months is when you should give it a little plant, food or fertiliser. It'll fertilizer once a month is enough to keep it going. Wanted for this plant is when your watery downpour on cold water leave it to stand the little to reach room temperature. Because it is tropical. Plant cold water could cause shock and kill it. If you plan gets any yellow leaves, this is a sign that your overwatering so just stop until the soil dries eyes before watering again. Similarly, if new leaves don't very big or if there aren't many off them, the plant probably isn't getting enough sunlight, so you should move it to a breuder part of the room, or even a room with fluorescent lighting. If you plant leaves, look brown, then it means in these more water. Don't worry about quitting long Boynes. If they get too unruly, you can cut them quite far back, and they would just regrow bushier 4. Part 3 - Spider plant: spider plant. I remember my grandmother had about seven or eight enormous spider plants growing in the living room, and you told me that the old grew from the same plant. This plant is so called because it grows little spiders that dangled name from the mother plant. Like spiders on away. It has long, thin leaves that grow out from the center. On the leaves can come in a green or a very ated form, which is a striped green and white, just like the snake planned. This spider plants is very tolerant and can put up with a lot of abuse, so it's perfect for the beginner. The Latin name for this plant is clarify Timco Mohsen, and it comes from South Africa. You should plant this plant in well drained soil. You can water them well as they do like it. But don't let the sore become too soggy as it can lead to root rot. After watering them, though, you shouldn't water them again until the store becomes dry to the touch. Similar to quite a lot of other house plants, spider plants don't need huge pots to grow in. They even prefer being a semi pop band. So unless you can see lots of fleshy roots taken, get of the sore on, watering them has become difficult. Leave them alone in the spring time used to the little baby spider plants come growing up a to the mother plant and then dangle over the age of the pot. If you want, you can place a little part of more soil under one of the baby spiders, and it will start to grow roots. Once it's rooted, you can cut the stem that joins it to the mother plant, and you have a brand new baby spider plant. This is how my grandmother ended up with so many. This plant is a mind Doris in light so you can place them safely in the window without worry. The least might score so oily if it's very bryson light, but it won't harm the plant. Another thing that you might occasionally notice is that some of the leaves of the spider plant my turn brown again. This is nothing to worry about, and you can just cook the Brownlee's off. The reason for the brown leaves is usually down to a build up of fluoride salts, which are found in tap water. A preventative measure would be to only used is still water, but it isn't necessary. You could also do something called lynching, which is where you pour on lots of water and let it drain through the plant part. You should do this outside or in your bath, poor on two or three times as much water as the pot could hold on. Let it drain away, taking all the excess salts with it on basically cleaning at the soil. You can do this once a year to make sure the sore buildup is kept under control, despite a plan will grow flowers sometimes just before the little spider plants grow right . It will send that along. Stem and delicate white flowers will open up along it. Eventually, the stem will bend downwards on the baby. Spider Plant will form of the tip 5. Part 4 - Peace lily: pace. Really, I have to admit that my first to peace lilies died of very sad death. But since then, I've grown them quite successfully. I think I ever watered the 1st 2 And then somebody told me to water them until the soil is moist but not sudden. And then leave the salt to dry out almost completely before watering them again. And this is what I do with my police lilies. Now, peace lilies have beautiful large lease in a big green color that leaves a very thin and sometimes bend over the tip. In actual fact piece, ladies are really type of Yulia tal. They're letting name is spattered fillem and there are a few species off them. The piece of this flower is a very large, single white petal like structure known as a space, which is actually a leaf, and it surrounds a thick, blunt, white spite quarter spade eggs, which is the actual flower. My description doesn't say that noise, but they are stunningly beautiful. In reality, they grow many flowers, usually in the spring, and then sometimes again in the autumn. Their flowers tend to last for two months or so before they fade. Peace loses have always been a popular houseplant with their Christ full appearance. There were a few types of peace Mindy's that have a similar appearance but differing their size. Depending on the specific species that can grow between 24 inches, 2 50 inches, this more plants can fit nicely on a shelf. Where is the larger plants are being off? This is on the floor. The peace lilies, another of those plants that cleans the air as well, and that's a even place it on its list of top 10 household air cleaning plants. Despite their air cleaning properties, there is one downside. They are poisonous to dogs and cats, so keep that in mind. Piece of these prefer partial shade, and they can even thriving rooms that have no windows at all, as long as there is some fluorescent lighting present. If the leaves start yellowing, this is a sign that the light is too strong. A brown leave indicates that it's been scored from the sunlight, so it's best not to place them in a window. If you do get any overly yellow or brown leaves, just cut them off. Similarly, when the flowers begin to fade, you can cut them off to at the very base of the stem, as I've learned from experience is best to wait for a peace lily to tell you when it needs watering. One tip is to wait for the plant droop slightly before watering it. The true believes are the plants way of saying it's thirsty. Peace lilies can be slightly sensitive to glory, so a good idea is to fill a joke with water and let it stand for 24 hours before giving it to your plant. This is because the chlorine in the water breaks down under UV light. Peace lilies don't appreciate cold drafts or excessive heat, so keep them away from radiators or heaters. I have to admit that after my bad experience with my first to peace lilies, I went off them for a bit. But now always said that they probably one of my favorite heist plans, the way they tell me when the Thursday makes them seem like they have a little personality , and it's amazing to see them go from Drew, believed to full of life and sprightly after a jug of water. Then it dance, or we Paisley least is there down last? As long as all the house plants, their average life span is about five years, but they can live much longer if they're well cared for. 6. Part 5 - English ivy: English ivy. I thought that the next plant I would choose is a plan in mind of Considers keeping is a houseplant before, especially if you live in the UK English ivy or just playing common ivy, as we call it in England is actually a very pretty plant. It has glossy green, uniquely shaped leaves that have a long pronged in the middle, with two smaller probably the side the least have like green veins and sometimes like green border. In the cooler months, they sometimes grow greenish yellow flowers, followed boy blackberries. It's actually very common is a houseplant throughout the world as it can be trained to climb any structure. The Latin name for English ivy is Hedorah helix, with the word helix describing the way twists and turns and spirals around as it grows. Because I ve is native to woodland areas, Hedorah Helix prefers filtered and low light levels so away from windows and not in direct sunlight. They can have tolerate most temperatures as long as they're not to fluctuating. The interesting thing about ivy is that it can change colors, depends on what the temperature is on. Also according to lie levels, cooler temperatures, you may find your ivory turns reddish purple in color. Ivory prefers an evenly moist soil, so in the summer you should water once or twice a week and just keep the store slightly moist in the winter. Because I ve is a climber, he does like to be fed to keep its energy levels up once a month with a liquid fertilizer is perfect for the header he legs. If you find your IV's growing long stems with that many leaves and it's starting to look a little bit leggy, then don't be afraid to could be right back to encourage stronger, bushier growth back to the base, most people keep Rovian apart or hanging baskets, so we control. Over the age, however, the stems will root to anything it touches, so you can trying to climb up a must stick or some trellis. We can even train ivy on a topiary to keep growth vigorous, you should read pop This plant every couple of use mainly suppression of the soil didn't get various varieties of English ivy. There were English IV's with different size leaves, different shaped leaves and even different colored leaves, from greens to yellows and goals, and even whites and grays. So keep a look out for one that catches your eye 7. Part 6 - Lucky bamboo: Dracena Sandri. Ana. Okay, I look, Eat bamboo. Now. Lookie. Bamboo isn't actually a bamboo plant. It all he just looks like bamboo is actually addressing a sundry ana, which comes from a family of unusual looking trees. I think the name Lucky bamboo was just a way of marketing the plant. The Dracena Sandri ANA is the perfect house plan for people who simply cannot take care of any house plants. It's normal state. It doesn't look like the traditional looking bamboo plant. It's actually just a tall, leafy plant, but you'll probably recognize him or in its unique display, where their canes have grown in a curly manner or their parted in very unique pots. Have you seen this? Andriana doesn't like to grow in harsh light or no light, so an area with light shade is perfect. You can grow the look even better in two ways, either in water or in soil. If you're growing the decorative type in water, then the route should be submerged at all times, and you should change the water every few weeks to stop from going stagnant. If you can, it's better to use bottled water or even rain water over tap water. The reason for this is because the tap water is usually florin ated unq lorin ated, and this can cause damage to the plant over time. If you do use tap water regularly, you might start to notice browning or yellowing in the tips of the leaves. If you grow in the lucky bamboos soil, you should try to keep the sore moist in the summer. While the plant is in its growing season and then in the winter, you can reduce the rate of water that's given if it is growing in Seoul. You should also feed the plant a few times a year. But if it's growing in water, then there's no need. The good thing about growing looking down burying water is that you never need to worry about reporting it. You can put them in a bigger container if the roots talking to big, but it's not necessary. If you keep the water fresh in soil, you'll probably have to report the Dracena Santayana every two or three years. You can find a huge variety of arrangements and displays of looking bamboo from single stems, with a twist on the end to lavish displays of many could stems around around the center display. As I said, if you grow the lookie broom broom water, it's a fairly carefree plant. All you have to remember to do, it's the top up would change the water every few weeks, and that's about it. I've had lucky bamboo plants for many years now. Now I have to admit that sometimes I forgot to change the water, and there's been no damage to the plant it, although one thing that I do do a few times a year is to take the plant completely out of its container on wash all the routes, just to clean them off before putting them back into clean water. They're also a very slow growing plant, and other than a few extra leaves at the top, you won't notice much growth even if you have the plant for many years. Finally, there's just an interesting thing to say about the meaning of looking bamboo plants. They say that the number of stocks you have means certain things. Three stocks will bring you happiness, health and long life. Five stocks will stimulate the five elements of life. Six doors will bring your health. It's dogs will bring you development and prosperity. 10 stocks symbolized profession, and fulfillment on 21 stalks will bring you a powerful blessing. So this is an ideal addition to your house plant collection, since you don't really need to do much with it but look really pretty and unique. So that's some beautiful heist. Plants that are perfect for any beginner on are sure to give you the house plan book. Hi! Spends are a great way of adding a little greenery to your life, and they can fit into any decor style. Have a look at some of these pictures for inspiration, and then when you get your own plant or plants, please take a picture and let me see how your new foliage friend is fit into your home. Good luck and happy planting. 8. Part 7 - Chinese Money Plant: Chinese money plant. The Chinese money plant, also known as Pauli a pepperoni ODEs, is the highest band that has recently been added to everyone's wishlist. If you follow any hobbies on social media, you have no dice in pitches of disputes for plants. Pauli pepper amniotes, pronounced chili pepper per row Me is an easy to grow more than looking Harris plant, as well as the Chinese money plant. Another common knife, this highest plant is Pankaj plant. And the reason is because of the large flat ran leaves that resemble green pancakes. As its name suggests, the Chinese money panties, originally from China. It has flat ran leaves that resemble little coins. And this is the reason why it's called the Chinese money plant. For some reason, this highest point has remained relatively unknown until around about 2017, when it certainly appeared out of nowhere. It has now become one of the most popular indoor plants. Perhaps one of the reasons that this plant has become so popular is because it goes super fast. If the conditions arise, this panel grow rapidly. It's also a really easy panty proper guides. Meaning you can start with one plant and in no time at all you have your own mini polio family. Because this is a fairly new addition to the highest Planck cries. There haven't been any different voices. It is plant ground yet. I'm sure this will change soon. But for now you can only find one variety. The Chinese money plan. She has a lot of qualities with succulents. They have tough, waxy leaves with thick stems. This means that the plank and with strong boy Lloyds and will even withstand some directional modes. In fact, this highs plan loves Lloyds and if you don't give it enough, it won't do as well. The Chinese money plant would tell you if it's not receiving enough sunlight because it leaves upended cone rather than remained flat. Alternatively, if you're giving a plan too much noise, it will tell you to its leaves will start washed edge. So as long as the leaves are green, flat and open, You have a happy plant. A good tip with Chinese money plant is to turn the page 190 degrees about once a week. This plant, log meltwater plants will grow towards the light source and the least would suffice it. By in the plant, you stop it from growing in one direction. The Chinese money plant longs to be watered thoroughly and then left until the soil dries out. So always check the saw before watering. If it still feels moist, then leave it alone. If by any chance you have forgotten to water this plant, it will tell you when the soul gets to dry, the Chinese may plant tends to have a droopy look to is, if you see these, then give it a drink fast. This plant, however, will also drop if it's over watered. So when you see a droopy Chinese money plant put your finger into the soil. If its dump, let it dry out. If it's dry, it's tongs get watering. The Chinese Marie punches a quick grower. So we'll need a good feeding on a regular basis to make sure everything keeps going. Once a month, give this highest standard cactus fertilizer and it will stay happy. Also because it grows so quickly, you will probably find that you have to report the Chinese money plants more often than you would otherwise. Plants. Usually once a year is enough to keep up with his growth. You can probably expect this punted tubulin soy is every year or with very young plants, or even triple in size during their first year. Propagation. I think one of the main reasons is plant has become so popular is because it's so easy to propagate. If you take a coating from this highest point, you will get a new plant. Additionally, it gives a good supply of offset some runners that you can use to grow new plants every few months. Check to see if you're my mother plants has grown any smaller offsets. If you have an offset, you can remove it and place it in its own little pouch. Pretty soon it will grow into a whole new plant. When you do remove an offset, you can try and dig up some of the offsets routes at the same time. But don't panic if it's too fiddly. What you can also do is use a sharp knife to cut the offset stem. Try and get a stem that has a little brain section on it. And then you can apply this into some water. If the stem is submerged in water, it will grow and network of roots. And just a few weeks. Once your offset has a good network of roots, you can put it into a similar saw mix to where it was growing in previously. Flowers. People tend to like Chinese maria plants for their foliage more than anything. But they do also produce some small flowers. If you have a mature Polya, you might find it gives you some tiny pink flowers. There's somewhat unremarkable, but their flour is all the same. Three looks. Depending on how you choose to prune your Chinese money plant. There are three different appearances that you can aim towards. Compact put four, if you want your Chinese money plants remind looking small and cues that you can just leave the pan to its own devices. The multiply will grow lots of offshoots. But if you leave them to be, they would just add to the compat appearance of the plants and it won't grow too big. Tall and strike. Didn't quotes off any offshoots. I might show you turn the potter quarter every week. By doing this, you will get a plan that grosso points and it will remain rather strike. To help with this, it's useful to have an overhead light that a plant can grow towards one-sided phi slope. This is when the lease vice to one side, and it's pretty easy to achieve, or you have to do is leave the plant where it is and don't rotate the part. All the stems and leaves on the opposite side will bend and wraparound plant so that everything is facing in one direction. Problems. I've already mentioned that if you have cold leaves, it means you're over watering or run the watering your plants. Usually simply indicate that they're older leaves. If this happens over time, it's natural. However, if it's a rapid change of color than it could be an indication of over watering or lack of fertilization. Brown or black spots on the leaves could indicate a pest or fungal disease. However, polio is quite a tough plant. So diseases don't normally cause too much of a problem. You can simply remove any damaged leaf to stop the issue from spreading. Or if the mark is small, just Levy's. A brand Chris belief indicates sun damage. Chinese money plans lock a lot abroad, Lloyd. But if that prompt in direct sunlight, after spending a lot of time in a less boy room, that leaves can easily burn. What I'd suggest is if you want to move your plan from a dorm room to a room with lots of sunlight. Do it gradually. Start by letting it spend an hour or two in the bridegroom and increase it to 46 hours, et cetera, until it's been fully translocated. 9. Houseplants for beginners Part 8 Hoya: Hello, yeah. For loose Django looking your home, you need foliage poring over ages of shelves and cascading from hanging planters. The Jolla, also known as the wax plant, is a semi would define with large, waxy egg shaped leaves along the stem. The glossy Liza, the Hoyer Kono son coming solid green. Their Way galaxy cream in green with an occasional pink flush, all hanging from pink stems. The stems of this beautiful highest plant. Can we try and acquires or allowed to trial? If it's grown in a particularly bright spot. The oil was sometimes produce some unusual striking flowers in a variety of shades and have a sweet smelling fragrance. Originates from the subtropical forests of Southeast Asia and Australia, where it climbs up trees. This is a very easy plant to grow because it has thick waxy leaf that will help you cope with neglect. Additionally, this is an easy to propagate plants. So once you have one, you can make lots more to fill your home with greenery and share with your friends. The trick to keeping your Jolla happy and healthy is remember that it thrives in humidity, but doesn't lock each routes to stay wet. From spring to awesome. You should keep your compost just moist. In winter. Water only when the top of the compost is dry. Remember, the humidity drops in our central heated homes over winter. So keep it away from radiators, movie into a bathroom or kitchen if the leaves look a bit dry. You can also rise the humidity, but keep the root side of water or sits in a pot on top of pebbles in a saucer of water. Your plants only need reporting every two or three years. And when you do put them in a larger home, use a mix of equal parts, general compost, okey, Bach, and pearlite. This we might show the compost holds for moisture, but it also drains easily. Every autumn. You can logically prune your Hoya by removing dead material, but not the flower stalks. The flower stalks are part of the plan from which blooms will grow. If you get the conditions right, you might be rewarded with clusters of sweetly centered waxy flowers in the soma. You'll always should be positioned somewhere warm and humid with bright lights. If however the leaves start to look a little bit scorched, then move your plants into the shite slowly. If you need to increase the humidity of your plant, a quick way to do it is to miss the leaves. Ideally collect rain water and let it warm to room temperature before spraying your plant with this. In the soma, you can give your Jolla some balanced liquid feed every few weeks. Portray a fee that is higher in potassium in the spring. Feature just Tomasa feeds are high in potassium, then allow the plant to dry out for about a month as this will encourage flowering. And it then Soyuz is that they don't respond well to hard pruning. So if you hold, it gets too large, it's probably best simply to reply seeds. Given coat back, thinner growth tools in February before it starts growing again. But don't go too heavy. Propagating. Higher plants are really easy to propagate, is propagate them in the spring, Osama, when the plant is actively growing. All you have to do is cut of a healthy stem around about 10 centimeters long. And just be careful when you put this plant because the sap contains latex, which can cause allergic reactions. Once you've made your coating, could back any excess stem on the mine plan Roy pack to the next pair of leaves. If you leave it, it'll just turn brown and look on smartly. You want to buy three pairs of legs on your cutting. So trim any excess leaves and also make sure the coating ends just below the point where the leaves were attached. Then fill a pot with highest plan compost. Micah WHO and push the stem in. Water, the soil and make sure it's always moist. But don't let it get too soggy as it might start to rot the stem. Then place the parts in indirect sunlight, but avoid direct sunlight as this my bike, the young plant. An alternative, whites proper guy, you're Hoya, is the start of stems in a glass of water. Make sure any leisure above the surface of the water and replies the water whenever it starts to look a little bit murky. Once the coatings have started to grow roots, planted in a pot filled with well-drained potting mix or awkward mix. Problems. If you Jose starts dropping leaves or if the least start to look blackened, yellow, or even have browning on them. It could be an indication that your soul is poorly drained or waterlogged. Another sign of this is if you're high span starts wilting. Another issue that can occur if you have poorly trying compost is root rot. Unfortunately, wounds root rot takes hold is pretty hard to remedy. But what you can do is tie lots of coatings from the planet which root rot, and then throw away the mind plant. At least then you'll have lots of new young plants.