Bryson Elementary: Propagating Plants with Stems and Leaves

Plants sprout from seeds, right? Well, yes, but as the Bryson Bulldogs learned, there are other ways to propagate plants–through stem and even leaf cuttings.

In our school’s garden, there are plenty of other plants that propagate easily via stem. Our oregano and nasturtiums are growing and spreading with each rain–which, exceeded nine inches in January!

For our lesson, we worked with succulents, which grow roots easily. The students learned that the jade and echeveria plants can even be propagated via leaves.

Happy growing with seeds, stems and leaves! Let’s keep that rain going.


Christine Lai

Christine Lai is a UCCE Master Gardener who joined Enrich LA in 2016. She began gardening in California in 2013 when she removed her parents’ lawn and replaced it with water wise landscaping. Today, her interests have widened to include edible and native plant gardening. She keeps a worm bin and misses the open compost pile in her old home terribly.