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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 ...
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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 much water does a Common Boobialla cutting need?

I have a cutting I made about a year ago which took root (not sure when, I only realized when the roots were about 2 inches long). I had the cutting sit in a basic water bottle the whole period of its ...
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What are these potted plants with thin stems and leaves that look like sticks?

My mom gave me cuttings of this plant. She didn't know what it was but it seemed to do alright outside in the shade in Houston. What is it? Click on pictures for closer view.
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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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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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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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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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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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Thornless Blackberries, can I root from cuttings?

I dug up and brought a Stalk Thornless Blackberry home in a big chunk of its own ground, and put in in my ground with a bit of manure compost on top about a month ago in Idaho, (Early May) and one of ...
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Emergency propagation of red currant cutting in early summer

Due to a trimmer accident I currently have an entire branch of a red currant bush at my hands. All sources I could find tell me that currants are best propagated in fall from one-year old wood ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tomato pruning vs fruit products

My question is simple. If I cut off the non-flowering branches, will it force the plant to put more resources into the already growing fruits? More specifically, my tomato plant is growing beyond ...
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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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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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Ash (fraxinus excelsior) bonsai tree

I wanted to ask you some reference or direct suggestion on how to make a bonsai out of this very young ash (Fraxinus excelsior) shoot that I rooted in a pot. See picture on the left, below. Any books, ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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?

I have updated with some pictures that have been sitting on my phone for a long time, showing the flower and the fruit. There's a somewhat neglected and overgrown quince at my workplace which still ...
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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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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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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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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 I plant this rose shoot?

A rose I bought at a florist is sending off a shoot, and it seems to be doing quite well. Should I plant the entire rose stem or only this shoot? How can I ensure it will survive? Sorry for the ...
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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 ...