Never run out of fresh supply of herbs by growing herbs from cuttings. Have as much herbs as you like in the herb garden and share some!
Growing herbs from cuttings is an ideal way to multiply herbs and have a fresh supply all the time. Basil, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, and Tulsi are some popular herbs you can grow from cuttings. By growing herbs from cutting, you’ll have a stock of the herb for almost free. We have compiled a list of the best herbs for cuttings in this post!
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Basil is a culinary herb with many health benefits that root readily from cuttings both in soil and water. Once the basil roots, transplant the cutting in a well-draining potting mix. It thrives in full sun and is perfect for a kitchen and herb garden.
Also Read: How to Grow Basil in the Pot
Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Thyme is a fragrant evergreen perennial used for culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries. Once you plant cutting locate the pot at a warm shaded spot till you see new growth. Relocate the pot to the full sun once thyme is well established.
Botanical Name: Mentha
Mint cutting develops roots within a couple of weeks in soil and water and spreads quickly. As mint can turn invasive, it’s better to grow it in a container. Mint is used in tea and dishes to add aromatic, fruity zing.
Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
Used in fresh, dried, or oil form, sage is a popular fragrant herb having numerous health benefits. As sage is a slow-growing herb propagating it from cutting allows for a faster harvest. Roots emerge from cutting in about 3-4 weeks, and once roots grow to 2 inches long, transplant the cutting in potting mix.
Botanical Name: Origanum vulgare
Pizza lovers will recognize this herb from a mile as it’s sprinkled liberally over pizzas. Apart from that, it’s used in many cuisines to add that real Mediterranean flavor. Like other herbs of the mint family, oregano cuttings also root in soil and water.
Botanical Name: Lavandula
Lavender is a fragrant herb known to uplift mood and relieves stress, chronic pain, high blood pressure, and asthma. Upright flower spikes over silvery-green foliage bring a zest of color from early summer to fall.
Botanical Name: Salvia rosmarinus
Needle-like fragrant foliage of rosemary with white, pink, purple, or blue blooms gives it a distinctive appearance. Rosemary has a shrub-like growth habitat with woody stems and does well in sunny and humid locations.
Botanical Name: Stevia rebaudiana
It goes by the name Candyleaf, sweetleaf, or sugarloaf because of the sweet leaves. It’s a low-calorie sugar alternative in beverages such as herbal teas, lemonade, sauces, and cuisines. To facilitate rooting, dip the rooting end of stevia cutting in rooting hormone before planting in potting mix.
Botanical Name: Origanum majorana
Marjoram is a sweet-smelling herb used in many popular perfumes for its enticing fragrance. It’s a close relative of oregano with fuzzy leaves but isn’t as cold-tolerant as oregano. Seeds take a long time to germinate, so preferably grow Marjoram from cuttings or root division.
Botanical Name: Petroselinum crispum
Parsley is grown usually as an annual in herb gardens and is biennial. Growing parsley from cutting has a low success rate compared to other herbs. Still, you can increase the chances of successful propagation by making a sharp cut, rooting hormone, a well-draining mix, and adequate light.
11. Lemon Balm
Botanical Name: Melissa officinalis
As the name suggests, lemon balm foliage has a citrous lemonish fragrance, which is highly appealing. It’s used in dried or fresh form for flavoring fruits and dishes. Apart from that, lemon balm also makes an excellent ornamental plant.
Botanical Name: Satureja hortensis
Savory or Summer savory has a distinct and peppery zing that imparts flavor to dishes, especially meat dishes. It’s self-seeding in the garden, but you can multiply it by rooting cuttings in water. Transplant the cutting to a separate container and share it with family and friends.
Botanical Name: Artemisia dracunculus
Used in many cuisines to add tang and flavor, tarragon also has a French variety that’s popular in France and Spain. It has shrub-like growth habitat with bright green leaves and flowers growing at the top.
14. Lemon Verbena
Botanical Name: Aloysia citrodora
Going by the name lemon beebrush, it’s a perennial shrub with foliage with a strong lemonish scent. It’s used widely in culinary dishes imparting flavor and zing! Stem cutting takes a couple of weeks to root in water, after which you can transplant the cutting to the new home. Growing lemon verbena is easy and fun!
Botanical Name: Salvia divinorum
Salvia herb possesses hallucinogenic transient psychoactive properties hence the name “sage of the diviners.” Take stem cutting just below the node and remove the bottom half of the leaves. Plant cutting in moist potting mix, and soon the roots will form.
Coriander or cilantro is a popular culinary herb with leaves used as an herb and seeds as a spice. Growing cilantro from cuttings is possible but growing it from seeds is more feasible.
Botanical Name: Nasturtium officinale
Watercress is packed with nutrients and has a peppery flavor that goes well in salads. In the natural habitat, watercress floats over water bodies, so plant it in waterlogged pots to facilitate rooting.
Botanical Name: Ocimum sanctum
Tulsi is a wonder herb with many proven benefits and holds a special place in Ayurveda. Also, going by the name Holy Basil, it has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. Growing tulsi from cutting does not take much as it roots easily in water.