Welcome t our guide to fiddle leaf fig propagation in water. You can propagate a fiddle leaf fig in water really easily, take cuttings and put it in water, no fuss! There’s a few things you need to keep in mind to increase your chances of success, we run down all you need to know…
How To Propagate Fiddle Leaf Fig In Water
Follow these steps:
- Take a two leaf cutting, joined by a section of the stem. Two leaf cuttings seem to do better in my experience, if you use a one leaf cutting make sure you get a node as well – the node is the section of the main stem that the leaf grows from, this is where the cutting will root from.
- Wait a day for the open wounds to close up. You don’t want water to get in the wound as this can cause rot.
- Put the cuttings in a jar of water. Try to keep the leaves out of the water, but keep the nodes submerged so that they root. You can use twine or rubber bands to hold the cuttings in place so they don’t fall out of the jar.
- Keep it well lit and the water topped up. It can take 2 to 3 months or even longer to root well. Then you can move it to soil.
Fiddle Leaf Fig Propagation In Water – frequently asked questions
They are fairly slow growers, it can take 2 to 3 months for a good root system to establish.
You can root fiddle leaf figs in water, they will start to root in a bout a week or so.
A leaf cutting without a node may start to root but it will not grow into a full plant, you must use a cutting with a node.