How to propagate: Palm plant

Palms come in many shapes and forms. From the Areca palm, to the Kentia palm. All special plants. Most palms are quite easy to care for. Since they are used to extreme conditions.


  • Palm
  • Scissors or knife
  • Disinfectant
  • Old towel
  • Decorative pot with fresh potting soil

Propagating a Palm in 4 steps

Step 1: Disinfect

First clean the knife you might be using.

Keep the knife under hot water and clean them well. This prevents you from unnecessarily transferring bacteria during the propagation.

Do you happen to have disinfectant or pure alcohol? Disinfect the tools after using hot water. Let's get away with those bacteria and fungi!

Step 2: Dig out the plant

Lay down the old towel first.

Then remove the palm from its pot. Put the plant on a towel, so you can reduce the mess. Shake the palm so that the old potting soil comes loose.

Step 3: Tear cuttings

Think about how many cuttings you would like to have first.

Then carefully tear the palm apart in the requested amout. It is important that the cuttings have their own roots.

When the tearing is hard, you can take the knife and cut the root ball apart.

Step 4: Taking care of the cutting

When you've got your cuttings you can repot them in your own pot. Make sure you use fresh potting soil. Fresh potting soil contains nutrients that the cuttings need to become stronger.

Place the cuttings in a spot with indirect sunlight, and keep the soil slightly moist. With some palms it can als be important to spray the leaves with a plant sprayer.

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