Questions tagged [cuttings]

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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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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How can I propagate a rubber tree plant from a cutting?

I wanted to propagate a cutting from my rubber tree, so I followed the instructions in the guides below: Garden Guides eHow Gardening Know How Garden Web Forum I trimmed a long branch off of my ...
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Can I grow a rose bush from a healthy store-bought flower? [duplicate]

Recently my fiance brought me home the most beautiful rose from the gas station and it has been alive for about two and a half weeks with no wilting. I didn't take it out of the plastic wrap. I just ...
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Why would cuttings from the same hibiscus exhibit different growing behaviors?

Last fall, we planted six cuttings from a friend's hibiscus syriacus. They were leafy, and sized from about 7" to 12". They're pictured in this question. Though they lost all foliage, the stems held ...
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Sea buckthorn: Propagating from cuttings

We are currently on holiday in a region where wild sea buckthorn is very common. We'd like to take some home to plant in our garden, kind of a living souvenir. The typical method for propagating ...
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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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How long should a golden pothos cutting remain in water?

About a month ago, a friend of mine gave me a cutting (around 10" with several leaves) off her golden pothos plant. Since then, I have kept it sitting in water with in view of sunlight. As far as I ...
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Cutting sunflower teddy bear

I grow sunflower named (teddy bear) It was so amazing but now its stop making a new flowers What should i do to make it grow more flowers? And what the good way to cut them? I don't want dry the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Orchid growing a second plant?

About 3 weeks ago I purchased my first orchid on a whim, suspecting I'd end up killing him. But he's been growing happily, I've had 2 new flowers from him within that time! (I've recently learnt that ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to cut optimally the basil on my balcony?

My context: I have a basil in a pot which is unfortunately not very big. I like to cook with basil and sometimes I cut some leafs. My question: Is there a way to cut the leafs in order to maximize ...
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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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Choice between a cutting and an air layer

I have the choice between buying a Kohala Longan tree that was either propagated by cutting or by air layer. They are both successfully rooted, but I would like to know the advantages of each ...
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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 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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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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How to overwinter potted cuttings from an Abelia?

In early June and in late August I took cuttings from an Abelia (not exactly sure which species it is, it flowers from Mai/June until November in white). As the how-to I found described, I potted ...
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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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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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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 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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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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