Every discerning gardener knows the advantages of growing plants from cuttings. You don’t have to spend money on buying seeds from nurseries and worry about protecting them from birds after sowing them. You can obtain a plant cutting for free from anywhere, from a friend’s yard or from shrub growing by the side of a dusty road. The common garden plants that can grow from cuttings include althea, gardenia, angel trumpet, viburnum, weigela and others. For rooting the cutting, you need a pot and suitable soil mixture. For the cutting to survive and grow into a plant, cut an eight inch long stem, remove the bottom leaves, slice the end and scrape the sides and plant it firmly in the soil.