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Divide and Multiply Your Coleus Riches: Step 1

Perhaps you want more of a hard-to-find variety or look forward to swapping starts with friends. Either way, propagating coleus cuttings in water couldn't be easier.

Step 1. Use clean scissors to cut a robust, 2- to 3-inch shoot from the center of the plant and above a leaf node. Pinch off all but one or two pairs of leaves toward the top of the cutting.
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