Find your Inner Green Thumb!
April 14, 2020
Looking for a great way to recycle the plethora of Mayver’s reusable jars filling your kitchen counter? Try creating your very own in-house greenhouse. Cultivating your own garden is easier than it sounds and our Mayver’s jars make the ideal vessel for your plants to flourish.
Plants such as succulents and devil’s ivy are optimal for propagating. Or even better portage your very own avo tree!
Which plants can you propagate?
Devil’s Ivy or Epipremnum
A low-level care plant that is easy to grow and propagate. Cut just below the node (as this is where it roots from) with around 3-4 leaves
Mayver’s Jar Devils Ivy
Swiss cheese Vine or Monstera. Follow the same as the above, just give a little more sun.
If you don’t have succulents at home to propagate, the local city streets of flora and fauna often have succulents growing in public areas (you didn’t hear this from us!). Snap or snip an arm off a succulent. Let them dry out for a day or two before placing in water. Similar to the plants they come from, succulent trimmings need a lot of sunlight to flourish as they are used to a warm and sunny climate.
Mayver’s Jar Succulent
When it comes to planting your cuttings, ensure there is a root system that will support the plant. When the cutting is ready, plant in your Mayver’s jar with moist potting mix. If you are interested in giving the plant the best possible start, mix your potting mix to two parts potting mix, one part perlite and 1 part coir (coconut husk). This mix will ensure that the mixture retains enough moisture and oxygen, as plants need both to flourish.
How to propagate succulents and ivy:
- Cut a small piece of a thriving plant.
- Take your cuttings a few days after watering so that their new life in water isn’t such a shock to their delicate system
- Take cuttings from the end of the plant, as this is where they direct their energy
- Cut the stem of the plant at an angle and above the node (the small, brown jutting out bump)
- Don’t let the leaves sit in water, just the stem
- Sit your cuttings in the sun, eg on a windowsill
- Let the roots grow 2-3 inches before transferring into moist soil
Loooooveeee guac! Of course you do! We all do! Well, here’s your chance to grow your very own avos for free! No need to pay $2.5 for avos anymore! Simply propagate your very own avo tree from a pip! however, there’s one catch. You have to be very patient as avo trees can take between 13-15 years to fruit. Well worth the wait if you ask me!
How to propagate an avo tree
- Remove and clean pit.
- Locate which end is “up” and which end is “down”. all avocado pits have a ‘bottom’ (from where the roots will grow), and a ‘top’ (from which the sprout will grow). The slightly pointier end is the top, and the flat end with a more lightly shaded circle around is the bottom.
- is the part with the lighter coloured circle.
- Pierce with three toothpicks.
- Place seed half-submerged in a glass of water.
- Leave in a sunny spot and wait for your avocado seed to sprout.
Hot tip! Succulents are used to a warm and sunny environment. Be sure to not overwater as they are susceptible to waterlogging, this fosters the growth of fungus and can kill your plant. To prevent this, drill a small hole in the bottom of your Mayver’s jar so your plant can effectively drain properly and stay happy and healthy. A glass drill bit should do the trick. If you don’t have one, Bunning’s sell them at a great price.
We love to see our jars in use out in the wild. Tag us in your pics at @mayversfood