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Can I save my damaged Aloe vera plant?

I had an Aloe plant that had grown to about 10" tall, in the shape of a miniature Christmas tree. It was potted in a small 8" pot with two other succulents. Last night our cats broke the plant from ...
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Is there anything special I can do to promote fruiting in a tomato cutting?

Due to an unfortunate incident with a batting tee and a softball, I now have a cutting of a tomato plant growing in pot on my porch. As a pure experiment I started it in a 4" pot and it quickly became ...
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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 ...
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Why didn't my forsythia cuttings root?

In May, I took some greenwood forsythia cuttings, dipped them in a hormone rooting powder and planted them in rooting mix. The mix was kept moist all year. I had thought they had rooted because they ...
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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 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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Taking a cutting from cherry Tree

I'm travelling around various family members all over the UK for the next week. The family members I'm with at the moment have a really gorgeous cherry tree that I would really like a cutting from, ...
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My long stemmed rose is growing new leaves

I had a long stemmed rose in a bouquet of flowers. The head had died so I went to discard the stem, only to notice new leaves were shooting out of it in 3 different places. I left the stem in the vase ...
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Cloning currants shouldnt be this hard..?

I keep seeing claims that currant cuttings will "root enthusiastically". I'd love to have another black currant bush or two, but so far I haven't been able to get one to survive. They usually last ...
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How can I tell when a cutting has developed roots?

Is there any way to tell if a cutting has put down roots? I've had cuttings with healthy-looking green leaves that just never create roots (despite using root powder). I'd like to discard cuttings ...
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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 is:...
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What to do with fig cutting in water?

About 8 weeks ago I stuck a couple cut fig branches in a glass of water in a sunny space. As of today, one of the cuttings has sprouted a couple of leaves out the side of the branch, but I don't see ...
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Shaping my new bonsai

We are working on this bonsai and would like some expert advice. Should we cut more sub-branches? Is it ok if the main branch is bending towards one side? Or should we cut it to make it straight? ...
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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 do I care for a young fig tree?

I received a foot long rooted cutting of a fig tree that is hardy in zones 7-11. I have it in a clay base soil in the ground. It currently has two small leaves. I am completely ignorant of how to care ...
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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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Why is my Ficus losing its leaves?

This spring I purchased an indoor tree and I think it is a ficus. It has recently, over the last month, lost many leaves, and does not look as good as before. It looks rather bald. Is there something ...
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Do cloned tomatillos pollinate each other?

For tomatillos that require a pollinator, if I have only one tomatillo plant, but I root some cuttings from it, will the plants pollinate the other clones (and/or the parent)? They're all from the ...
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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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Can I grow mint from cuttings indefinitely?

I would like to grow mint hydroponically from cuttings. I wonder if I can grow mint from cuttings indefinitely? what is the plant lifespan? can I grow cuttings from plant generation after generation ...
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Will a cutting from a wild fig tree grow more quickly in water or soil?

I intend to grow a wild Fig tree (Indian) from a cutting I broke off the foot path. Will it sprout roots faster in water or should I pot it and hope? The Pipal cutting has both root buds and branch ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How should I propagate a serpentina plant?

I have this serpentina plant from the Philippines. I'd like to use it to grow some more. How do I propagate it? Do I need cuttings or does it have seeds? If it has seeds, how do I find them?
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How to grow pomegranate from cuttings?

What I did is simply inserting the pomegranate cuttings in the pot with potting soil after soaking in the water for a day. What should I do after that? How often should I water the cuttings and what ...
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What are the practical differences between cucurbits grown from seed and cuttings?

What are the practical differences between cucumbers grown from seed and cucumbers of the same maturity level and equivalent root maturity from cuttings? Is there a significant difference between ...
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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 care ...
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How to grow a new Opuntia (prickly pear) from a cutting?

I cut this pad which grew this summer from my Opuntia and I want to make a new one. I know I have to let it dry for some time before planting it, so that the wound can heal. For now I just left it on ...
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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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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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Nuances of propagating deciduous tree cutting at leaf off stage?

I'm trying to propagate some deciduous trees from cuttings I've taken. I have 3 different stems for each of 2 trees I've collected from (one being a red maple, the other being a mulberry). Both will ...
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How should I cut a long, curvy cactus?

I have received a cactus that is a bit curvy. Here's some pictures to give you an idea: It's doing well right now but I'm concerned that the curve will eventually break it. Is it possible to cut this ...
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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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How to overwinter potted rose-cuttings?

Similar this question I potted rose-cuttings using the described in BBC's Gardener's World (cutting August-shoots in 20cm long "sticks" and place them into drained soil). I did this in the end of ...
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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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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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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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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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Why are some clippings of this plant apparently pure green and others mottled with yellow?

I saw this question on “Why is the foliage turning yellow on this climbing indoor vine?” and have a tangential question. Plants in question are pictured. All indoor plants. So understand the concept ...
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Should I trim the leaves off my fig cuttings?

I have a Black Mission fig tree that's getting removed soon, and in order to (after a fashion) rescue it, I've taken some cuttings from it using the instructions I found here. The cuttings I've taken ...
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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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What happens when you take a cutting from a mature determinate tomato plant?

If I take a cutting from a determinate tomato plant that has already produced fruit, will the cutting grow and produce, or will it just die, eventually? I know mature indeterminate tomato cuttings ...
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Is it a problem that the stems of my mint cuttings are curling?

As a minor gardening project in my apartment I've been growing mint, for its robustness and pairing with alcohol. In my attempt to clone the plant I have and fill another pot, all four of the ...
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How are Frangipani (Plumeria) cuttings taken successfully?

I have a Frangipani which has been hacked to bits (thanks previous owner) and now the flowers are around 2 metres (7 feet) above the ground. Below that it is just a single leafless, flowerless stalk. ...
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Rosemary leaves yellowing at tips

I took cuttings of this rosemary plant, and put them into a aquaponic bath. It took several months but they rooted and then a month ago I transplanted then into potting mix. However a month later the ...
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What is wrong with my Mango plant?

I planted a mango seed this spring. And it went good. But growth stagnated after a while and totally stopped. Then I noticed some bulgy excrescence on the top, with a very dark almost black color. I ...
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Only top leaves left on Euphorbia pulcherrima

Most leaves on my Euphorbia pulcherrima falled down, there are only left on the top of plant. It now looks a bit odd I'd like to ask what to do with it. Can I cut the top (will the top grow if I ...
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Transplanting and dissecting clump grass

I have what looks like perennial growing in a shady(ish) section of my lawn. I'd like to stretch this along the whole shady section to replace the weeds that are growing there. Could I simply pull out ...
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How do I save this jade plant?

I have a jade plant that rotted out from the root. It has two healthy trunks and I'm wondering if it's possible to save them. At the moment I have them freshly cut and sitting in water that I don't ...