Prayer Plant Propagation In Water

With a prayer plant you want to get the node in and two leaves if possible. One leaf is ok, but you need the node. This is the wider knuckle where branches grow from. It is also where the cutting will root from. You can take multiple cuttings if you like.

Step 1: Take A Cutting

You want the open cuts to completely heal over first or they can go mushy in water.

Step 2:  Let The Cuttings Heal For A Few Hours

I use filtered water as they can be sensitive to ‘hard’ water. A fairly thin jar is ideal as they hold the leaves out of the water but allow the nodes to be fully submerged. Leaves can rot if they fall in the water.

Step 3: Fill A Jar With Water

If any cuttings start to rot, take them out. Keep the water topped up to above the nodes.

Step 4:  Keep it topped up and in indirect light while it roots

They start to root in days, and in a month or two they should be well rooted, when you can move them to soil or keep them in water - they can live in water indefinitely.

Step 5: They Should Start To Root Quickly


For more on how to water propagate your prayer plant, see our full guide here...