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The process of producing more plants by seeds, cuttings, root division, etc. If possible use tags to further specify the propagation method used: [cutting], [seed-starting] or [germination], [cloning], [tissue-culture], [grafting].

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Where should I expect new growth on this Monstera cutting?

After a Thrip invasion on my Monstera I took a cutting of 2 healthy leaves (with nodes) and ensured it was Thrip-free before propagating in water. I left it for a couple of months in regularly ...
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Vegetative propagation of Drosera burmannii

Is it possible to propagate Drosera burmannii vegetatively by using leaf, flower, or root cuttings? If so, how? It seems that D. burmannii is commonly cultivated from seed. I could not find ...
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How deep to plant ginger rhizomes that have existing shoots and stems?

At a local grocery store, I bought some young ginger (Zingiber officinale) that was harvested about 3 days ago. It includes the rhizome, some shoots, and part of the stems (refer to the picture below)....
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Blueberry cuttings - inert medium or no?

I have a group of cuttings from 4 different blueberry bushes on my recently-late grandmother's property. I'm trying to save some of her plants before the property is sold. I'm looking at different ...
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On scientific temperament surrounding Muscadines

Why is there an inherent lack of scientific resources surrounding muscadines? I remember hearing Johnny Cash's 'Hurt' a little over some 4 or 5 years ago and immediately took fancy towards those brass ...
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Wandering Jew Cutting propagation

My Wandering Jew cutting which had been in water for several weeks, has new growth, but no roots. Should I plant it in soil? If so, would root tone help?
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LARGE broken Aloe Vera [duplicate]

Moved my 15 year old aloe vera: pot tipped over in the back seat. It broke off almost completely from its single root. Cut the remaining root off (was hanging by sisal type material) and the two ...
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Wasabi main stem growth

I got a couple of wasabi seedlings nearly three years ago and planted them in large pots. Last weekend I dug one up to eat and was pretty disappointed with how large the main stem was. However there ...
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Pruning rooted fig cutting

I rooted a fig cutting back in the spring and now have a 2 foot baby tree with a single leader and no branches. Do I prune the leader during the winter or will the tree branch out on its own next ...
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How to encourage the callus on plant cuttings to start growing roots?

I am propagating a variety of plants via stem cuttings. Many of my cuttings have soon started to callus over at the base and now there doesn't seem to be further progress - I have been waiting for ...
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I have tried to propagate this Clematis by putting the dandelion-like seed in potting soil. It did not work

This clematis develops dandelion-like seed puffs. Can I even propagate this by its seeds or is it some kind of sterile hybrid?
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Calathea tubers: Any point in attempting to propagate them?

As I repotted my Calatheas, I noticed that some have potato-like structures attached to the roots. Few have detached while repotting so I tried to plant them and see if something sprouts. That was at ...
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Transplant ad/or Propagate wild grasses

We will be moving next year, and I will finally have a small garden! Near where we live now, there is a HUGE green area, with all kinds of wild grasses. The kind you look at, and you can SEE they ...
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Is this method of propagating echeverias good and fast enough?

I am familiar with the Echeveria (and its allies) leaf cuttings propagation. Normally, when the leaf calluses it can be inserted into the potting medium and be given enough time to root and sprout a ...
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Propagating forsythia via cuttings: remove leaf buds?

I am attempting to propagate forsythia cuttings in potting soil. I made sure each dormant twig had one bud underground and one bud above, and dipped each twig in rooting hormone. Then I mostly covered ...
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Can I increase the dahlia tubers yield using the following method?

I bought four potted dahlias (for some reason, they sell better than tubers so it's harder than before to find tubers and I find potted plants instead). I read this article about propagating dahlias ...
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Propagating a ficus from cuttings--still alive or not?

I cut off three branches about 16" in length and 1/2 pencil thickness from a large, healthy indoor ficus benjamina. I braided them, dipped them in rooting hormone and stuck them into potting soil,...
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How do I grow clovers

So in my yard, I have a patch of clovers (standard white clovers) that give a lot of four leaves and a few five leaves. is there any way for me to grow them inside and mutate them to always be four ...
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Multiply plant from motherplant

I‘ve multiplied a lot of Monstera plants in the past and know, that when you cut of a stem, put it in water, the roots will start to grow and you can pot them. Now I have a big Monstera Plant which ...
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Why are my pachysandra cuttings dying?

I've never had issues rooting various plant cuttings in water. After a month of changing water almost daily and the cuttings in part sun, I lost half of my cuttings. I tried to root the remainder in ...
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What to do with wasabi flowering?

I'm trying to grow wasabi for the first time. The plant seems to be doing well and has produced several flowers (on long snaking stems). I'm not sure what to do with them. I know some plants grow ...
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When to Transplant Rose Cuttings

A few weeks back I took some cuttings from a rose bush and potted them following this guide: https://www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/rose-rustling/9430144. Since then I've learned the difference ...
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Propagating Large Laurel Cuttings

I have seen many videos of Propagating small cuttings from Laurel. It seems that this may take quite a while to grow in to something resembling a plant… Does anyone know if I can take large cuttings ...
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Wilting purple passion clipping

I have a clipping propagating in water. I've done this a few times with no problem. This time it looked great for a week, then yesterday started drooping. The color looks healthy and the leaves are ...
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What do I do to get this turnip top to grow more?

A few weeks ago, we noticed some leaves on the top of a turnip. For a bit of mild amusement, we cut off the top and put it in a pot of water. Roll on to today, and it's about nine inches tall, with ...
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Do Hosta grow from root segment? [duplicate]

I've successfully split rhubarb by root segment, but have never tried splitting a Hosta by a root cutting. Would this work for Hosta like it does Rhubarb?
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Roots growing up in newly potted propagate

I tried propagating my first plant: a fiddle leaf fig. I propagated in water and when roots were about 2 or 3 inches I put it in a pot with soil. I noticed some roots started showing above the soil. ...
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How to turn one long string of hearts into a pot?

I have a string of hearts plant growing in a small pot. It is currently just one very long (~1m) string, dangling down. I'd like to start turning it into many different strings, filling a pot. What's ...
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Keeping primroses compact when dividing

Primroses form a beautiful rosette with flowers in the middle, but over time, with regular pruning, they become cluttered with pruned-out stumps and need dividing. Somehow my divided primroses never ...
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Increasing pomegranate production with second tree

We have a single pomegranate tree we planted recently. We’ve read that adding a second can greatly increase your harvest. I assume this means more than just accounting for the extra tree. How does ...
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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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What is preventing northern whitecedar (Thuja occidentalis) from growing from seed in regions south of its native range? Any way to grow it from seed?

In northern Delaware, southeastern, and south-central Pennsylvania, northern whitecedar (Thuja occidentalis) is widely planted in landscaping, and it generally thrives in these regions. I sometimes ...
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Trying to propagate a rose using the air propagation method. When should I cut and plant the propagated segment?

I have had one of those plastic balls attached to a climbing rose since May this year Is it now a good time to cut the segment and plant it in the ground ?
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Why is my copper/purple beech not producing nuts?

In our property in England we have several mature beech trees (100' tall, 50+ years old). All but one are the common green beech and these fruit quite prolifically - the ground is absolutely covered ...
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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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My indoor strawberry plants stopped producing runners, could fertilizer be the reason?

I germinated some strawberry seeds from strawberries that I bought from the fruit guy on the corner sometime in October of last year. Once the plants got big enough to flower, they started producing ...
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Propagating a yucca houseplant from leafless portions of stem?

I'm planning on pruning back a very tall yucca houseplant, shown below. Since it is so tall it seems like I have some options about how I could cut it to potentially to propagate it to several ...
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Leggy and etiolated Aglaonema or just mature?

My friend is kindly gifting me this Aglaonema that no longer works for her space. Though it is beautiful just the way it is, is its legginess a sign of etiolation or simply maturity? What would you ...
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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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Can you propagate a Hosta by a root cutting?

I recently purchased my mom a Victory (species) Hosta (so it was free for her), and it got me to wondering if I can propagate a Hosta by a root cutting like rhubarb, and comfrey for when it comes time ...
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How long should I wait before watering my beheaded echeveria stem?

I recently (yesterday) beheaded an echeveria plant that had grown leggy. The leafy upper part is currently set aside, forming a callous and (hopefully) roots. I can find plenty of information about ...
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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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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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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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How to encourage my Alocasia xAmazonica to make new offsets?

My Alocasia xAmazonica has gone through its second winter and is expected to break dormancy soon. It has got many new leaves throughout latest growth season, but at the moment just three remained. I ...
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Flower identification?

Can someone identify this plant? Also, how does one propagate this plant to a pot? Ive noticed that this flower grows from the trunk? This flower also grows in Florida.
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Plant/flower identification?

Can someone identify this plant? Also, how does one propagate this plant to a pot? This plant grows in Florida.
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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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Dracaena dying? Propagating

I prematurely decided to propagate a Dracaena! My plant was growing rapidly as the weather was nice for a few weeks so I thought it would be a good time to propagate... 1 week later and it began ...
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What are the best methods for propagating Alocasias?

Recently I added some Alocasias to my collection of indoor plants. I got two stingrays and they came in pretty bad shape with root rot. One survived. Can you snap a leaf off and propagate it in water ...
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