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take cuttings from sunbelievable plants

I have several sunbelievable sunflower bushes and they are annuals, I want to know how to take cuttings from them
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Can I keep my Dracaena cutting in water long term?

A while back I was given a Dracaena (I'm not sure of the species, but its leaves are narrow and about 12 x 0.5 cm) that was in pretty poor shape (it was grown to around 1.3 m high and had three ...
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Revert lettuce to vegetative phase by cutting it down

I have read several article stating that it is possible to revert a bolted leafy lettuce to vegetative growth by cutting it down to 1 centimeter. Is that right?
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Cutting branches of a spruce and avoid resin

I need to cut some low branches of two spruce trees in my garden, because they just take too much space. How can I do it to avoid resin dripping of the tree from where the branch was cut?
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Understanding magnolia propagation method

I've taken many cuttings of various plants, and in general have had success dipping in rooting agent and putting the cutting in water. I was delighted to discover that you can also take cuttings from ...
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How long does it take for a Nepenthes vine to grow?

I am trying to grow (and hopefully breed) a nepenthes pitcher plant. In all the videos online I've seen people take cuttings from the nepenthes vines instead of the main stem. I was just curious how ...
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Can you propagate comfrey by stems?

I'm wanting to get a lot of comfrey this year, and am wondering if anyone has had good success from propagating it by stem cuttings.
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Alpinia hainanensis K. Schum. cuttings

I live in subtropical Hong Kong. I know a place in the mountains where some Alpinia hainanensis K. Schum. grow and want to take some cuttings to grow in my garden. Where exactly do I cut and how ...
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What triggers echeverias to grow large leaves on their flower stalks?

I have seen this youtube video on growing Echeverias from leaf cuttings. The grower takes leaves, but he prefers to use the ones on the flowering stalk, so that he won't be left-out with a smaller ...
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Can poinsettia be propagated by cutting?

During a party an entire stem of a poinsettia complete with several leaves ended up being snapped off the main plant. I put it in some water and put it in a temperate and indirect light part of the ...
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Propagate Ti Leaf Plant Cuttings In Water

Recently from my trip to Hawaii I brought back some Ti Leaf (Red Cordyline) cuttings. On the package it says to soak them in water until they develop roots around 5cm long. I have had them in water ...
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Can I take cuttings from hydrangea?

I have these hydrangeas from last year and I saw that they started growing new cuttings at the bottom. Now you can see that the older ones are the taller ones and I was wondering if I can cut them and ...
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What is this tree and how can I grow a cutting?

What is this fallen tree and how can I grow a cutting? Could I cut a 50-100cm branch end and stick that in the ground with rooting hormone? This is the branch I'm eyeballing to cut, going off upward....
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What is this small perfume-like flower and how can I grow cuttings?

What is this plant with little yellow flowers? The smell is immaculate, so strong, smelt from far away, yet soft and perfume like at the same time. Plant grows maybe 2m tall. How can I grow ...
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Professional propagation of succulents by cuttings

I live in a mediterranean climate. My zone is 11. Currently, I grow succulents which I can keep outside year-round. I'm interested in professional books about what I'm growing: Group 1: Haworthia, ...
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Fiddle fig transplant cutting and rooting

So I have a 7ft fiddle fig plant that I purchased around six months ago. It grew around 5 feet since I got this and I would like to transplant it into the pot that you can see in the picture next to ...
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What can i do with this Aloe Arborescens?

i have this plant but it's terribly heavy and unbalanced. I don't know much about aloe but i don't think it should look like this, especially because without a stick the plant just falls over. So my ...
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What plant is this and how can I grow a cutting?

Hello. Does anyone know what plant this is and how I can grow a cutting? It's tall, breast height if I remember correctly, with massive leaves 20-30 cm in diameter.
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Repot dragon fruit in a definitive pot

I planted these cuttings two months ago and I have a lot of questions. Is it time for repotting? I have 26 liters pots. Is it enough? Can I plant more than one in the same pot? What kind of soil ...
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Can trees be propagated/started over winter indoors, or would that 'tire them out'?

I found a calendar of propagation activities which seems very helpful, and it says that hardwood cuttings can be taken and started for deciduous trees throughout winter. I imagine those cuttings would ...
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Replanting and propagating old Lucky Bamboo tree with newborn stalks

I have had two Lucky Bamboo trees for the past 5 years now. I grow them in water and they have been doing well. Four months ago the two of them started growing new stalks. The new growth is causing a ...
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Identifying and Propagating Roadside Tree

Can anyone please tell me what species this is and how to take a cutting and propagate it? I have a love of strong wild and roadside plants that aren't sensitive and prone to death like so many ...
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Basil cutting didn't survive after planting in pot

I got two cuttings from healthy basil plant and put those cuttings in glass bottle. After week(2 days before) i planted those two cuttings in new pot i used mixture of potting soil and sand. But it ...
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What extra benefit does air layering provide over just cutting it

What does the air layering technique add to the rooting capabilities over just cutting it off and using rooting hormone. If the air layer stops circulation in cambian layer what does it matter if I ...
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How long do tropical cuttings last?

I would like to bring some pothos and philodendron cuttings with me on an international trip to give to a friend of mine. However, I'm not sure if they would actually survive the trip. Would cuttings ...
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Prunus cuttings used for pollination: How to prolong their life?

I'm using some wild Prunus americana cuttings to help pollinate my American x Japanese hybrid plum trees (hybrid plum trees are notoriously difficult to pollinate). The cuttings have lasted for ...
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I cut my avocado roots too much

I have a 4year old avocado plant which is about 5 feet tall. Recently I cut the roots in attempt to thicken the stem, but I think I took way to much off and now it doesn't look too well. Stem is ...
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In general can hardwood cuttings be stored, and how?

I've been experimenting with various cuttings taken during the winter (so hardwood cuttings). I've had some failures: taking from plants that (I now know) don't propagate well from hardwood cuttings, ...
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How warm should soil be for propagation of hardwood black currant cuttings?

I have hardwood cutting from a couple of black currant bushes collected this winter. Many have been planted in small pots as I'm getting them started indoors on a warming mat. The warming mat is ...
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Is it normal that heat mats for plants do *not* have 3-prong, grounded plugs? [closed]

I'm searching for some 2-4ft long 1-2ft wide heat mats to start plant seeds and cuttings on. In shopping around on Amazon I see that most (or all so far) heat mats have polarized 2-prong plugs. ...
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Cutting banana tree without harming it

I have a banana tree that recently decided to retire its main central branch. What’s left is a big dried of stem visible in the center of the pot. Can I just cut it out without harming the plant?
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Lifespan of a tree grown from a cutting

If I take a tree cutting for propagation, will the plant live as long as if it were a new plant from seed or does it inherit the age tree which it was taken from? After a few years of growth, will it ...
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Aloe cutting from hardwood

Seeking advice if Aloes will grow from "hardwood"? It's been 3 months since it was removed from the ground. If I pot it now, would it take root again?
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What method should I use to have success propagating pothos?

I know this is supposed to be incredibly easy, but I have been trying to propagate various pothos varieties for years without success, and cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've tried with ...
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How to paint a cut off branch on a spruce tree? [duplicate]

I have a spruce tree (picea abies), which is next to a path and since one of the lower branches was obstructing the passing down the path, I cut it off. Now my question is how do I paint the place ...
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Round 2 For Mint Cuttings. Any Tips?

So last time I was here I had bought some mint from Home Depot which started dying on me after a week of having it. I tried moving it outside like everyone suggested but I probably should have ...
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Brown Tips on Oregano Cuttings

My oregano cuttings have become brown at the tips and are dropping leaves. They are planted indoors with a room temp around 70. What reasons could they be dropping leaves?
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Best season to plant English Box small rooted cuttings into the garden

I am living in Melbourne on South East coast of Australia and I'm wondering when the best time to plant the cuttings of English box which have sprouted roots about 8 weeks ago. They are currently in a ...
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Is my cactus infested with mealy bugs?

I have had this cactus for about 5 (or more) years, and have been treating it pretty shamefully due to me only recently researching how to garden and unfortunately being one of those who didn't care ...
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When is my summer lilac ready for the next phase of my guerrilla gardening plan?

The "landscaping" in front of my apartment building is less than attractive. Nobody ever does anything so I came up with the idea to plant something nice on my own. Not wanting to spend money on this ...
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Do mulberry hardwood cuttings (breaking buds) enjoy light?

I took a hardwood mulberry cutting this winter. It's inside under a skylight and has grown some buds which (as well as already present buds) are now breaking into leaves. It might be just saved up ...
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Scented geraniums cuttings die

The cuttings just die. I have tried rooting in water, in soil, with rooting powder and without, woody stalks, soft stalks, with greenhouse and without, they just die in 1-2 weeks.
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Are hormone rooting products effective?

On a different post, stormy wrote "Rooting hormone has been shown to not be effective". In my experience this statement is correct. I have had the best cutting success rate when not using hormone and ...
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Cuttings growing leaves underground

I took a cutting from my hydrangea. I left two sets of leaves and plucked off the rest. I then stuck the plant into a blend of soil and perlite with two nodes under the soil. It has sprouted a few new ...
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How and how often to water ZZ plant leaf cuttings

I have made 3 leaf cuttings of my ZZ plant and planted the leaves in pots on a window sill. I am confused about the watering of the cuttings. I have read conflicting information and now I don't know ...
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Taking cuttings from apples

Does anyone have any direct experience of taking cutting from apples? I am aware that apples are usually grafted, however, I want to make comparisons between cultivars on their own roots and those on ...
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Are all plants able to be cloned?

Do all flora possess the capacity to be cloned or viably reproduced from their trimmings, offcuts, and so on? Or is this trait exclusive to certain varieties; or specific (cultivars) taxa?
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How can I clone (propagate) a juniper tree from a stem?

I'm experimenting with vegetative reproduction, i.e. getting stems from a thin branch and replanting them after the branch develops some roots. I got a couple of stems from a nice Juniper tree beside ...
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Does water with 0-0-5 fertilizer help Ficus cuttings to develop roots faster?

Will adding 0-0-5 fertiliser (high rate of potassium) to the water in which I'm keeping cuttings of Ficus help them develop roots faster? How much is too much?
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Should I cut off cactus pads to help the main branch to grow?

I have some small cactus (one year old) and they are have been producing a lot of new pads. If I remove the branching pads, the main stem will have more energy to develop itself (my main focus is to ...