I’d like to get/grow
1. Areca Palm,
2. Sansevieria Trifasiata, and
3. Epipremnum Aureum
and I’d like to do it cost effectively.
My questions are:
1. what is cheaper
a. getting pot and seeds and grow it or
b. buy it from somewhere
2. where can i buy these plants cost effectively?
3. what is a reasonable price to pay for each of these?
Thank you for contacting the Toronto Master Gardeners with your questions regarding plant propagation. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide recommendations regarding specific plant vendors. You may want to contact Landscape Ontario (website link below) to help find a nursery in your area.
The three plants you mention are all most typically propagated by plant division or root / plant cuttings. I have provided some resources regarding propagation of these plants below. In addition, an internet search regarding propagation of these plants will direct you to some step-by-step videos.
Areca palm (Chrysalidocarpus lutescens, Areca lutescens) can be propagated from seed and from dividing plants, however plant division is most common. I have attached information from the University of Florida for your information. It is an older document but well-referenced. https://mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/Foliage/folnotes/areca.htm
I have also attached a link to the Royal Horticultural Society information page, which includes information about palm cultivation and propagation.
Sansevieria trifasiata (a.k.a, Dracaena trifasciata or snake plant). This plant is most commonly propagated by division of the rhizomes (roots) or placing cut leaves in moist soil. This page from he University of Illinois Extension provides some additional information including propagation. https://extension.illinois.edu/blogs/rhonda-ferrees-ilriverhort/2015-01-25-houseplant-anyone-can-growmother-laws-tongue
Epipremnum aureum (also called Money plant or Devil’s ivy). It is most commonly propagated from leaf cuttings. Cuttings can be rooted in water or potting soil. I have attached a references from the Missouri Botanical Gardens regarding step-by-step propagation from cuttings. https://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/visual-guides/propagating-plants-by-cuttings.aspx
Thank you for your inquiry and best of luck with this project!