Root and Pass Along
Create your own pass-along plants by rooting some this summer.
Step 1: Take cuttings in early summer. Use a pair of sharp snips or clippers to take cuttings about 6 inches down from the tip of the stem; then remove the lowest pair of leaves.
Step 2: Use a rooting hormone to get your cuttings started. Wet the ends of cut stems, and dip into a rooting powder, such as Rootone, following the instructions on the label.
Step 3: Stick each cutting in a pot containing moist potting soil, and place the pot in a shady location. Keep soil slightly moist. Cuttings root in six to eight weeks. Add to your yard (or share) in the fall.