Whether via offshoots or cuttings: propagating an ivy is very easy. Here you will find useful tips on the individual methods.
There are several ways in which one can propagate ivy. One approach is to prune head or shoot cuttings and place them in a water glass until they have roots. Another is to take cuttings from the mother plant. Both methods create a genetic copy of the mother plant that has the same properties as the mother plant. The Efeutute should grow several young plants at the same time, which are put together in a pot. The reason: The plant does not branch particularly well and does not develop any side shoots. If you put several small efeututen in a pot, you still get a nice and dense overall picture.
Increase the efeutute in a water glass
First of all: To propagate the ivy, you should only take parts of healthy, vigorous plants – this increases the chances of success. Strong shoots that do not have flowers are ideally suited as propagation material. Now put these shoots individually in water glasses. A good location for the glasses is the windowsill. The water should be replaced with fresh water every few days, to which you can add a pinch of root activator if necessary. Most of the roots are formed at the nodes, so at least one of them should always be in the water. When the fine roots begin to branch out, the young plants can be planted in a pot of soil. Do not wait too long: If the roots in the water glass become too long, they have to be shortened again before planting. A root length of about two centimeters is ideal for the Efeutute.
In the water glass, a cutting of the Efeutute usually quickly forms its own roots
Propagate females by offshoots
In addition to propagation by cuttings, the Efeutute can also be propagated well by cuttings. With this method, a healthy, strong aerial root of the mother plant is lowered into a pot with soil or expanded clay. With the help of a hairpin or a bent piece of wire, the root can be anchored in the ground. The formation of new leaves shows that the growth was successful and that sufficient independent roots have formed. The young plant can now be separated from the mother plant and put into its own pot. Incidentally, the Efeutute also practices this type of reproduction in natural habitats.