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Propagating Chocolate Soldier Plant
Ask the Expert:How do you propagate a chocolate soldier plant? I have tried water. Dolores
Chocolate Soldier is the common name for Episcia cupreata. It can be propagated in the following ways:
1. From Seed
2. By Division
3. By Rooting Stem Cuttings
My favorite form of propagation is rooting stem cuttings. To propagate stem cuttings you will need:
1. Sharpe Knife
2. Rooting Hormone
3. Peat Based soil
I like tip cuttings the best. Find a nice side shoot and from the top of the shoot go down about 3". Cut the plant at an angle and dip into the rooting hormone. Immediately stick the cutting in the soil. Keep the soil moist. In a few weeks the plant should start to form roots. Once the plant has formed roots, you will take care of it the same way you took care of the parent plant.