The process of producing more plants by seeds, cuttings, etc.

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Do you know of ways that help a plant to produce more flowers?

In Crocus sativus, or saffron crocus, the most commercially important part is stigma of flowers. Each plant produces one flower (so there is more than one plant in this picture) and each flower has ...
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How do I divide an overgrown Mammillaria cactus?

How do I divide an overgrown cactus (looks similar to Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis Preiff)?
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Bonsai from tree cuttings

Is there a way to make a bonsai from a normal tree cutting (not from a bonsai cutting)? I was just thinking for instance of making a bonsai maple from a normal size field maple, or ash, etc. What ...
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Growing trees from seed & cuttings

I would like to learn and compare the different methods to grow trees from seeds. I found a good website (http://treegrowing.tcv.org.uk/grow), and one book, but the latter seems to be good for ...
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Can trees be propagated from cuttings without roots or leaves?

It's well known that many tree species can be propagated by taking stem cuttings. It's also well known that many tree species can grow new stems and leaves after having the trunk cut. My question ...
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Is it possible to grow grapevines from root cuttings?

I know that grapevines can be propagated using hardwood cuttings, softwood cuttings, and even single buds with the right equipment. I was wondering if I could do the same using root cuttings in order ...
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Dendrobium nobile: How and when to cut and pot new plant (keiki) from mother?

I have a (slightly neglected) dendrobium nobile that has started to grow new plants at the top of two old stalks. One is staring to show roots (see picture below), the other is still a bit smaller. ...
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What plant is this and how do I save it?

I've recently found this plant, which was already dying, maybe due to low temperatures, too much or too less water, poor soil... Firstly, I'd like to know its name, in order to learn how to take ...
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How do I grow a new African Violet from a leaf?

Two days ago I was admiring a friend's indoor African Violet, and she told me I could grow my own from a leaf. I've never heard of being able to do that with any plant. She gave me three leaves, each ...
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What is the best way to propagate a Wandering Jew?

I have a healthy Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) that is growing fast, and I want to know the best way that I could propagate it.
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Propagating quince - method and timings?

There's a somewhat neglected and overgrown quince at my workplace which still manages to put out a few fruit. Taking cuttings is permissible (and the thing really needs some help, pruning-wise.) If I ...
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Can we root prickly pear pads that are sold in grocery stores as a vegetable?

Can I root prickly pear pads that I buy (presumably for food) in the grocery store? It seems like it would be a great way to get some thornless prickly pear cacti growing. If I were to do it, I would ...
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Can I save the berries from a Big Blue Liriope (Liriope muscari) and plant them next spring?

I have a big blue liriope (Liriope muscari) in my yard, and the flowers have changed to berries. I imagine the normal propagation method is to split the adult plant after it grows large enough, but if ...
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How do I breed Black eyed Susans?

I've recently acquired a nice-sized Black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) plant. But unfortunately I've only got one, when I would like to have several. How would I go about multiplying this plant?
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How can I propagate Phoenix canariensis with vegetative offshoots?

My neighbour has some Phoenix canariensis in his garden. And, despite reading many times that this plant does not do that, some of them have produced vegetative offshoots from basal portions of their ...
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How should I propagate day neutral strawberries which don't develop runners?

I just planted a Seascape Strawberry plant, which is day-neutral. According to Home Guides, day-neutral strawberries do not produce runners. Developed at the University of California, Seascape ...
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Do strawberry runners start from age zero?

They say that strawberry plants don't produce good fruit as they become a few years old. Let's say a 5 year old strawberry plant starts a new plant via a runner. Does this runner have its biological ...
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Increase chances of good fruit from seed propagation

I understand that propagation by seed does not produce trees that resemble its parent. However, I am forced to propagate by seed some rare fruit that are prohibitively expensive to ship to my home. ...
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When to cut tip layered raspberry & blackberry

I have some Raspberry and Blackberry plants I'm propagating by tip layering into new containers so I can give them to friends. The tips have been potted for at least 2 months, and now that a few baby ...
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Moving your Arum Lilies

I have some Arum Lilies that are getting pretty big. Is there some sort of general consensus on when a plant should be moved to a bigger pot. I would like for them to get as big as possible.
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Can Physalis be propagated in any way other than seed?

How can Physalis, or Cape Gooseberry, be propagated using a method other than seed propagation?
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When and how should I move deciduous ferns?

When is the best time to move a fern? It's a deciduous species, maybe a shuttlecock fern. Also can I divide the plant while I'm doing it?
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How can I preserve and propagate a color sport in my dahlias?

I have several Hulin's Carnival dahlias in my garden, whose flowers are normally white with flecks or large patches of wine: This year, one of them has put out a stalk that has pink flowers instead ...
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Seeds not germinating

I have planted a couple herbs 2 - 3 weeks ago and this is the result. It seems the wild rocket has pretty much all come up, the others had similar number of seeds planted but not making a show. 2x ...
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What is the name of this hydroponic plant? [duplicate]

I have this plant at my office, where it is having a lot of children. Every time that I get some leaves from the plant and put them in a bottle with water, the leaves get some roots and don't die ...
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Can you propagate a bamboo plant from cuttings?

I have 2 bamboo trees (Phyllostachys nigra) approximately 1 meter in height each. I would like to propagate new bamboo plants from cuttings. Is this possible?
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Will mint die if planted within a month of early frost?

I'm trying to propagate my mint plant, intending to eventually transplant the main growth (maybe next year). For now, I've taken some cuttings and I'm waiting for them to root. As of writing, it's ...
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How often can you produce cuttings from mint?

If I create a cutting from my mint plant and begin to grow it in a container, about how long after it gets established should I wait before I create another cutting? What is the minimum waiting ...
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Epipremnum Aureum clone has brown roots

A clone that i had placed in water nearly a month ago has fairly long roots. However, they are starting to turn brown on the tips. Any idea what is happening? This clone took a long time to root, ...
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Is it possible to propagate a Rose from a cutting?

I have a rose that has suffered some wind damage. Before it dies I would like to take some cuttings to propagate. Can anyone advise if this is even possible and/or offer some guidance if it is? ...
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When and how should I pot on propagated plants?

This year is the first year I've ever had any success propagating from cuttings. I've tried this many times before, without success, but this year all of my cuttings have taken and are growing ...
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How soon / how often can I divide comfrey?

I planted comfrey last spring (3 crowns) and they grew very vigorously. I did a minimal amount of cutting (pretty much just to remove flowers). I'd like to propagate them. It's common advice that ...
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Are antibiotics helpful when propagating a plant

I have seen opinions that dipping stem cuttings in a topical antibiotic such as Cicatrene which has a number of different formulations which include sulfates or zinc assists in propagating cuttings. ...
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How to propagate Norfolk Island pine and asparagus fern ?

How do I propagate two of my house plants or in other words how can I give this plant to someone else who wishes to grow it? Photos of them are given below: Plant 1: Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria ...
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Will cutting grass help it spread?

I've planted some kikuyu grass by seed in my Arizona back yard. It's growing well in clumps and I want to encourage its horizontal growth of stolons. Would trimming the parts that are growing up speed ...
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How can I propagate raspberry plants from cuttings?

A few years ago I purchased five raspberry plants and since then all but one of them have died. I would like to take as many cuttings as I can from this plant and root them to replace what I've lost. ...
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Are volunteer gooseberry bushes worth saving?

I bought an Oregon Champion gooseberry bush last year. I was weeding near it just now and found several volunteer gooseberry plants in a clump a few feet from the parent bush, like they grew from a ...
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What is the fastest way to multiply snowdrops?

I would like to multiply my snowdrops as fast as possible. I have about five plants right now. They normally double in size every year. Is there a faster way to do it? They are a little small for ...
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How long after a lily scale is planted should I expect a flowering size bulb?

I have some Madonna lily bulbs that I would like to scale. If I planted them after the last frost in spring, how long will it be until I get a flowering size bulb? Does it matter which scales I use?
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How are lilac cuttings taken?

I have an old lilac bush that I would like to propagate. Suckers work, but I would like more control over amount, uniformity, and size. I had heard that they root readily from hardwood and semi-ripe ...
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Efficacy of “willow water” for improving propagation of cuttings

"Willow water" is a term for water that has had willow soaked in it to extract compounds that improve the chances of a cutting growing roots. Here's a fairly descriptive article on it. I tried it ...
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How can I propagate mint?

I bought some mint twigs from the supermarket, and I needed only a few leaves. The rest of it was surplus, and I didn't want to throw it away. Knowing that mint is an invasive plant, I assumed it was ...
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How much human interference is required to help daffodils spread?

I have quite a few daffodils planted around the perimeter of my garden, and although I see them spreading each year, I was wondering whether I could help thicken the daffodil border without buying new ...
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Can I propagate my Agave victoriae-reginae?

How do I propagate Agave victoriae-reginae?
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Is it possible to get a plant that is just a genetic dud?

Is it possible that an instance of a plant could just be a dud. As in even with great care it is never healthy?
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How can I grow maple trees from seeds?

I have a mature maple tree in my yard. Every year it drops seeds which start growing in the most inconvenient of places, like my gutters. Next season I would like to actively cultivate these seeds and ...
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Can I save an old, weak peony?

I inherited an established garden in which a very sad-looking peony was struggling to grow right next to (practically from under) a rose. In the two growing seasons I've been at this house, the ...
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What difference does rooting hormone make when propagating plants from cuttings?

What difference does rooting hormone make when propagating plants from cuttings? I have have been successful with and without it, but I would like to know for example, if it affects the speed or ...