The best thing about plants is from one comes many. That is to say, I can make many plants by selective vegetative propagation. Take this Coleus for instance...I mean, take a few clippings, not the whole thing.
Maybe just a piece or two here and there. Snip them off and set in soil or water and allow them to take root and you have a new plant. Don't believe me?
That's how I got these....
And these...all from cuttings. Not rocket science. It's botany, actually! Cool huh?
From the lack of sun this Coleus got a tad leggy and spindly looking. So, I clipped off several pieces.
Then I set them in water. I could plant them in soil and keep the soil moist, but I like watching the roots grow in the water...just a fun thing for me.
I might clip a few from this one too.
Then again...how many coleus plants does one person need? Oddly enough, as many as I can root!