We Value Your Privacy

We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at anytime by returning to this site.

Update Consent
Loading ...

How to propagate bacopa

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

Loading ...
  1. Trim a three-inch-long piece of bacopa plant from the tip of the currently growing plant.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Tip

    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.

Loading ...

Things You'll Need

  • Scissors or garden shears
  • Bowl or jar
  • Water
  • Planting pot
  • Soil
  • Organic material

About the Author

Samantha Volz has been involved in journalistic and informative writing for over eight years. She holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, with a minor in European history. In college she was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper and completed a professional internship with the "Williamsport Sun-Gazette," serving as a full-time reporter. She resides in Horsham, Pennsylvania.

Loading ...