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The 26 Best Herbs To Propagate From Cuttings
Propagate a mint sprig by removing the bottom leaves and placing it in a vessel filled with water — a water bottle works well. Once it forms roots, pot it in compost.
Mint thrives in USDA growing zones 3 to 8, under full sun or partial shade, and in moist but well-draining soil with a neutral pH. This refreshing herb can grow up to 4 feet tall.
To propagate this beginner-friendly plant, simply cut the stem as close to the base as possible and plant it in a moist potting mix — not soil.
Parsley grows in USDA growing zones 2 to 11 and requires full sun and well-draining, neutral soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. This easy herb can grow from 9 to 12 inches tall.
Grow this herb from a 4 to 6-inch stem that’s been cut beneath a node. Trim the bottom leaves, place it in water, and repot it in soil when the roots are 2 inches long.
This heavenly smelling herb grows in USDA growing zones 4 to 10 and thrives in full sun or partial shade. Use moist soil with a neutral pH, and watch it grow up to 3 feet tall.
Remove the bottom half of the leaves from a sprig, plant it in water, and place it in a warm area that’s not in direct sun. Repot it in sandy soil once the roots grow.
Rosemary flourishes in USDA growing zones 7 to 10, loves full sun, and does well in multiple soil types as long as they are well-draining. This herb can grow up to 5 feet tall.
Growing thyme is simple: Set cuttings without the bottom leaves in water, and repot once roots grow. For store-bought sprigs, start them in soil and keep them moist and warm.
Thyme loves full sun and well-draining sandy or loamy soil with a pH of 5.0 to 8.0. It grows best in USDA zones 5 to 9, and under the right conditions, can be 12 inches tall.