The bacopa plant is also known as the “herb of grace,” and it is native to many of the states in the southern United States. This plant grows anew each year, and many people use it to adorn pots of other plants. The plant can also grow well in watery areas, and so many people use it in water gardens or watery ground cover. Because the plant grows each year it does not need to propagate on its own, but growers looking to add new plants to new areas will need to propagate the plant. Bacopa propagates best with cuttings.
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Things you need
- Scissors or garden shears
- Bowl or jar
- Planting pot
- Organic material
Trim a three-inch-long piece of bacopa plant from the tip of the currently growing plant.
Fill a bowl or jar with water and submerge the bacopa cutting in the water. Place the jar in a warm, sunny area; this can be done inside or outside, depending on the weather.
Allow the bacopa to stay in the jar until it starts to produce roots. Transfer the plant into your intended planting pot or directly into your garden. Make sure the soil drains well; add organic material such as peat, compost or manure to aid draining if necessary.
Water the cutting well as it continues to grow. The soil for the bacopa should never dry out; water it as necessary to keep the soil moist but not soaking.
Tips and warnings
- Bacopa can also be propagated using seeds; plant the seeds under a thin layer of soil so that the seeds receive enough warm and light.
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