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Plant propagation technique. Use this tag with questions about how to use cuttings when propagating a plant. How take the cutting, what medium to use for propagation, etc.

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Why isn't my Basil cutting rooting?

So, 3 days ago I took a cutting from the main stem of my basil plant and replanted it into a cocopeat puck that is placed into some water, a makeshift hydroponic setup. I am making use of filtered, RO ...
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How to propagate pelargonium?

This is probably a dup but SO isn't pointing me to a suitable one right now. I own an overgrown pelargonium. It being huge is not a problem; it being smaller wouldn't be either. When I was ...
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Can I take cuttings out of a second year parsley plant and plant it as new?

I have a parsley plant that managed to survive the winter. Since this second year is it's last, I'd like to plant a new one for the next two years. I was wondering if I can take a cutting from my ...
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Dormant Grape Cutting Callus Timeline

I’m currently trying to propagate grape vines using dormant cuttings. I understand that these cuttings are supposed to callus and form roots before the buds break. I am accomplishing this by using ...
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How to handle citrus cutting blossoming

I had to remove a fairly uncommon (maybe ugli fruit), but dying citrus tree last year, and took some cuttings - 1 of which appears to be growing. My concern is that it is tiny (cutting is maybe 15cm ...
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Has there been any research on the "take rate" of conifer cuttings?

So I can see that a conifer cuttings method can be done in August +/-. https://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-take-conifer-cuttings/ Has there been any research on this "take ...
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Osakazuki maple propagation

I have this maple and wondering if I can propagate easily from it. How good are this maples at air layers and rooting hardwood/softwood cuttings? Generally speaking, would these species yield better ...
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Growing rose plant indoor

While I grow roses indoor, should I always cut the old flowers that are going wither? And how long does it take for a new rose flower to grow?
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Does leaving the grass trimmings raise the lawn?

If I cut my lawn with a bio cutter, and therefore leave the grass trimmings on the lawn. Will the dirt level raise over time? My concern is if the dirt level will go above the side walk tiles, as my ...
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pruning a compact and tightly-packed Euphorbia succulent

I just bought a Euphorbia succulent. The plant is less than 12" high, but is heavily branched. I concluded that pruning two inner branches would give room to the remaining branches and will give ...
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Variegated monstera cutting propagation

I have a variegated Monstera cutting (shown below). I want to promote root growth so it can be potted. I live in Australia, currently going into spring. The cutting was left out for a day and a half ...
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Slip left in water to take root for too long

I have left a large healthy Morning Glory (not sure if Ipomoea macrantha or Ipomoea violacea) slip in a cup of mineral water for it to take root. But I delayed to plant it for many days and now it is ...
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When to plant a cutting

I have a hoya cutting that started rooting a couple of weeks ago. I read online, that I should plant a cutting when the roots are about 5 cm long. But those roots in the photo in the article were very ...
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Propagating plant cuttings

I have two Hoya cuttings (from different plants) and one of them started rooting. The other one hasn’t developed any roots yet. I think I cut one of them to early but it was the only way to save the ...
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When rooting cuttings in water, should the water be exchanged regularly?

When my mom roots cuttings in water, she always insist that the water in the glass / jam jar / other container should not be exchanged, only topped up as needed. She even will place newer cuttings in ...
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Is this the right way to plant mint cuttings?

The tip leaves are touching the potting mix. Will this cause rot? Should I remove the tips? I had removed the tips the last time I grew these grocery store cuttings. The potting mix is fresh and ...
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Why haven't my lavender cuttings developed roots despite growing?

Our lavenders were planted as small plants last summer but most of them grew a lot during the summer and had beautiful flowers even in late autumn. I like experimenting so I took and planted about ...
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Are these potted mint plants healthy?

These are some mint plants (Mentha arvensis) that have been grown from grocery store edible mint stems planted in a 60~40 ratio of cocopeat-perlite-compost and garden soil. The new leaves around the ...
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Indoor Yucca is dying after cut/repot

I bought a Yucca in fall 2018: It was growing so big as I have plenty of sun and was so beautiful: I google and read it was possible to split the plant, repot, cut the base as well so I did it as I ...
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Citrus tree cutting preparation for propagation

I have an indoor potted citrus tree (grown from a seed) that has a great sentimental value for me but that I have cared for improperly and it has been in a very bad shape. It has recovered now but ...
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My lime tree cutting has developed flower buds along the stem but no leaves. The cutting is about 8 weeks along

My lime tree cutting is about 2 months along and it has not produced any new leaves but is producing flower buds along the stem. Should I be seeing new leave growth?
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Rooting Monstera cuttings are yellowing

I occasionally trim my very healthy monstera and root the cuttings. I’ve done this so many times and never had issues. I recently made three cuttings (2-3 leaves per cutting), stuck them in water, and ...
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Can laurel cuttings be propagated directly into the ground in early winter?

An arborist recently advised me that laurel (common/cherry/English) cuttings are very easily propagated, to the extent that shoots may be cut from an established plant and pushed directly into the ...
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Should planting depth be adjusted for a rooted cutting?

I've acquired some rooted holly cuttings that I intend to plant out in the field. The cuttings were rooted in media and I obtained the cuttings with an intact root-media ball. When planting a cutting ...
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Helping wound healing after taking a cutting from monstera?

I have just taken a cutting from a healthy monstera deliciosa. I am concerned about the open wound left on the original plant, though, as it is exposed and leaking water. I have read that given good ...
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Growing Tomato Indoors from Cutting: When should I transplant to larger pot? When should I start seeing flowers?

I took a small cutting from an indeterminate tomato plant from an outdoor plant at the end of the growing season. Cutting is getting pretty tall (about 19 inches). Not sure what to do with it at this ...
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Monstera Adensonii (vining) Cuttings not growing and curled leaves after 3 months

I've had 3 monstera aderisoni leaf cuttings from etsy since the end of August. They shipped from Florida. All are still alive but none have tried to grow a new leaf and all look a bit curled up. I'd ...
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Wisteria cutting healthy with plastic bag on; drying out when bag removed. What to do?

I am looking for a recommendation about what I should do with a Wisteria cutting I took about 2 months ago. It has rotted down from the top of the cutting to the first leaf node,(please see picture ...
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Transporting Pothos Cuttings

I'm looking to transport some cuttings of a healthy Pothos plant (Marble Queen cultivar). I know that rooted Pothos can do ridiculous things like survive in darkness, but I don't know how hardy the ...
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Can I save my lucky bamboo by replanting its leaves?

My lucky bamboo is turning yellow from the middle outwards, most likely because of microbes which entered through a wound. I have already cut off a small green top of the bamboo, disinfected the wound ...
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Cutting of Cinnamon Basil

Usually Basil is cut before it blooms in order to get a more bushy plant. This is my first year in which I'm trying Cinnamon Basil (in Central Europe). I always wanted to try it as it's famous for it'...
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Can I safely take cuttings from this tree?

I'm thinking about trying to take a cutting from the dwarf Japanese maple in my yard and grow it as a bonsai. However, I'm a little leery because the tree has already endured some damage (as explained ...
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Are the leaves on my Fatsia Japonica now a drain on my cutting?

I took several cuttings last year of a 9 foot fatsia japonica in my garden. A cutting has rooted and in the last 2 weeks has sprouted 6 new leaves at the top of the cutting. Are the old large leaves ...
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Rooting citrus cuttings

I've rooted many roses and more recently, some some Eureka lemons. But have no luck with Persian limes. They want to grow fruit rather than roots. I have three cuttings right now, one with eight buds ...
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How to root basil cuttings without putting them in water?

I tried several times to multiple my basil using the cutting method, however they don't root and rot everytime, even if I put a piece of charcoal in the container fil with water. So, is there other ...
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Standard cutting propagation for all hanger/climbers houseplants?

I've seen this video on youtube, Propagation of Aeschinanthus The idea is to cut the vine into segments, each with one leaf (for monocots) or two leaves (for eudicots), planting the cuttings in the ...
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How to divide Plumeria?

I have a Plumeria that went gangbusters this summer. I want to divide the plant and do it all over again for next year. I am seeking advice on where to take the cuttings. For reference here is ...
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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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Is it too late to top this cayenne chili plant?

I'm trying growing out chilies for the first time (well, first time from seed, last year I bought some and aphids obliterated them after one happy month), and I'm having some mixed success. The ...
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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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How to prove an avocado grown from a seed is not a Hass?

I understand that In order for a Hass avocado to be so called, it needs to be grown from a cutting - specifically growing it from a seed will not result in a Hass avocado. Avocados grown from seed ...
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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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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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