There are a few ways of propagating a tradescantia cutting. This post is meant to show one of the many ways of how I do it. Propagating or rooting a stem cutting in water has worked well for me in the past and I recommend trying at least once.
Here is a cutting of a tradescantia mundula variegata. I would normally prune a stem that has 5 or more nodes. A ‘node’ is a point in the plants’ stem where the leaf grows.
Simply remove the leaf on the bottom node of the stem.
Dip the bottom node in clean water and change every few days. There’s no specific time on when to change or refill the water. It all depends on how many stems are in the container and the temperature of where this cutting will be placed. I suggest checking daily.
Give your cutting a good amount of light throughout the day like you would in an established/rooted plant.
Your cutting should root in a few days. Some of my other tradescantia varieties root within 24 hours.
Here’s a few more photos of my mundula variegata with a bunch of stems in one glass container.
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