Dollar Store DIY Propagation Wall
Updated: Aug 9, 2021
Is it me or has COVID transformed everyone into a botanist!? I now have almost 40 plants in my home, and my collection is still growing. The day I realized that you can easily grow more plants from your current plants, I became a propagation machine. So I obviously needed a fancy propagation station.
It all started when I was scrolling the gram. As soon as I saw Christine’s (@_forthehome) stunning floral wall, I knew I needed to have one! Her home has been a recurring source of inspiration for me. Everything she does is pure magic.
On my days off, I occasionally like to wander the aisles of Dollar Tree in search of cheap thrills and DIY inspo. And today, I had one of the most ingenious ideas that I KNEW would be a success. While strolling through the bath and shower aisle, I came across a 2-pack of long, thin travel bottles and thought to myself, “wow, these look exactly like the $20 test tubes in my Amazon cart...” *cue light bulb moment*
And now I bring you, the Dollar Tree plant propagation project! But wait-- I needed a way to hang them. Magnets? Nails? String? Nah… Command Strips! No tools required. No damage to the walls, and since the walls are already white you won’t even be able to see them. Plus, the tubes are plastic, not glass, so they’re a lot lighter to hold. The dollar store also sells Command Strips, but I had ones leftover that hold up to 12 lbs. so I know these tubes ain’t going anywhere.
Now this part is important. You’re going to want to get the Velcro Command Strips so that you can easily remove the tubes from the wall to give your plants some fresh water. When propagating plant cuttings, you should switch out the water weekly, or at least until 1 inch roots appear. Then you can gradually switch to monthly.
2-Pack Travel Bottles
Velcro Command Strips
Mark the placement of your tubes on the wall - I spaced mine about 8 inches apart
Fill the tubes with water first, and insert your stems. (I initially attached the command strip and it got wet when I filled the tube, and then it didn’t adhere to the wall)
Attach Velcro command strip, peel off the back and adhere to the wall
Repeat step 3 and hang the remaining tubes using a level to ensure tubes are straight
Admire your work.
You guys… this project in total cost me less than $5! It was too easy. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go create a propagation wall in every room.