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Can houseplants be propagated by burying the long stems in the soil as you do ivy outdoors?

This is called stem-layering. Many trailing and climbing plants, as well as those that send out runners, like the strawberry geranium, can be propagated this way. Just hold down a stem or runner on the soil surface at a point. You can weight it with a stone or fasten with a hairpin. Cover the joint with a little soil. Once it roots, cut the runner, and you’ll have two plants!


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