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Questions tagged [propagation]

The process of producing more plants by seeds, cuttings, etc.

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How do I propagate chaga?

I found some chaga today growing on a birch tree, and want to propagate it at home. How do I propagate chaga on a birch tree?
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Do tomatoes produce seeds that are true to the parent plant's characteristics?

I had an unusual tomato plant this year with off leaf formations. It seemed to fruit reasonably well despite this. If I collect and grow on seeds from this plant can I expect to see similar ...
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Identifying and Propagating Roadside Tree

Can anyone please tell me what species this is and how to take a cutting and propagate it? I have a love of strong wild and roadside plants that aren't sensitive and prone to death like so many ...
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Can I grow blackberries (brambles) from cut back stems?

We have been removing a thicket of brambles from one area of our garden in the UK, but have another area we would quite like to be a thorny wilderness as a natural barrier. I known brambles can take ...
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Rubber plant propagation, move to soil

I’m new here :) I’ve been tasked with propagating my mom’s rubber plant when we chopped off the top. I started with leaf propagation in water but after about 6 weeks there were only a few little ...
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Can propagation by layering be started in the fall?

I have a thriving elderberry bush I'd like to propagate. Can I start layering, as in bury a shoot of the bush, in late summer/fall and expect to have an independent rooted plant which can be separated ...
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black nightshade plant

Can you please confirm: This is Black-night-shade berries? This is an edible? Perennial or annual plant for Zone 9b (N.California) Best practice/time to propagate them (using the ripe berries)
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How old can a porcelainflower (Hoya carnosa) get?

I'm wondering since I have a porcelainflower at home which is atleast 45 years of age. Originally owned by my grandmothers mother. It feels so old for a flower(I'm not a flower expert though) and I ...
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Mint questions: identification resources, survival of cuttings, and safety

I received two unidentified types of mints and for some time have been wondering what they are. I included pictures of them below, but I also would like to learn to identify the different varieties ...
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My graduation rose is sprouting, help!

So its been about a month and a week since I got the single rose and the rose itself is dried I think, but on the stem three little baby stems are sprouting new leaves. I've read up a bit about this ...
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Tips for raising a Ginkgo from a seed?

This will be my first post; hopefully I included enough information from the get-go. Not sure if I'm asking too much for one question, but I assume growing a plant may require a couple paragraphs at ...
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Are these white things roots?

I have this very unhappy kalanchoe (freedom bells) I was looking to propagate it by getting cuttings fro the stems and then putting putting them in water, but I noticed it was growing these white ...
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Can root sprouts from a very old Baldwin apple be from a different rootstock?

We had a very old Baldwin apple tree (more than 100 years old) that finally fell down last year. It now seems to be developing sprouts from the roots. My question is: since this is a very old tree, ...
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Where to propagate my fiddle-leaf fig?

My Fiddle-leaf fig got neglected and lost all of it's leaves except for the top ones. Now it looks like a tree which I don't like. I would like to propagate the top piece, and cut the remaining stem ...
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I have planted some seeds but they don't grow to a full plant, why is this?

I bought some seeds such as the following (pepper), but there are also seeds of other plants. I'll use this one as an example. In the back, there are instructions: It instructs to plant in a 0,5cm ...
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Can tree cuttings root in just water?

I have rooting powder already, so this is more of a curiosity question. Can tree cuttings root in just water? Or, has it ever been accomplished?
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Can Tagetes filifolia be propagated from cuttings?

Someone wants one of my Tagetes filifolia plants, so I was wondering if I have to grow it from seed, or can I get a plant from a cutting also?
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Is making wild garden giant (wine cap) spawn similar to making bread?

I saw a video on youtube on making mycototes, and was wondering if I can make the spawn by just making a loaf from flour, coffee grounds, water, sugar, and blended wine caps then put it in a 5 gallon ...
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Can I propagate a new Campanula Adansa from a broken branch?

While putting soil in the pot, I accidentally broken two Capanula branches with many flowers. Is it possible to propagate using them? If yes, can anyone please guide through it? PS: here is the ...
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Grow several citronella geranium plants from one plant?

I just bought a small potted citronella geranium plant at Home Depot, something like this: Is it possible to use this one plant to grow several pots of citronella geranium plants?
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I cut the top of my schefflera plant and it's been droopy since then

I had 3 stems of schefflera plant but 2 of them died and I was left with one. It was doing well but the roots were minimal and I found some worm in the soil that may have damaged the stem right above ...
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How do you propagate saltwort?

I'm wanting to grow a lot of salt wort fast, but it doesn't seem to be sending up more shoots after a week. Can I do anything to increase the rate of shoot growth?
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How to prepare beds for trees if the goal is propagating and eventually transplanting many trees from those beds over time?

Related to my question How to amend clay soil to propagate trees for bare root distribution? I want to zoom out and ask a broader question, phrased in the title. I'm in Zone 5/4 and get about 1 meter ...
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What's wrong with my pilea?

We're having a tough time with our Pilea. We were afraid that it had spider mites so my friend sprayed it with some kind of organic pesticide. Since then, it's been in shock. No progress on growth at ...
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How to amend clay soil to propagate trees for bare root distribution?

I intend to propagate trees and distribute them in bare root form after they grow for 1-3 years. Lots of good info on that process is available at https://depts.washington.edu/propplnt/Chapters/Bare%...
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My question is about transferring saplings from water soil in pots [closed]

Saplings have shoots after 2-3 weeks & very small roots seen in some cuttings. Can I use a rooting hormone on their roots & transfer into soil now?
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Is there an easy way to create a new plant of Symphytum orientale, white comfrey, at a different location by cutting a bit of stem or root?

Is there an easy way to create a new plant of Symphytum orientale, white comfrey, at a different location by cutting a bit of stem or root?
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Can I propagate a healthy plant from one that has a White root rot disease?

I have three Dracaena fragrans house plants that were propagated form another large plant. I've found that two of them have White root rot disease. (The plant that did not have the fungus was the ...
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Propagation of Dendrobium Orchids [duplicate]

How long (in terms of time) does it take for a newly born cane to bloom ?
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Does my Aloe vera plant need a new pot?

I would really appreciate it if someone could help me. I bought this Aloe Vera plant a few weeks ago and it has been growing new leaves ever since. So I'm wondering if I should repot it into a bigger ...
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In general can hardwood cuttings be stored, and how?

I've been experimenting with various cuttings taken during the winter (so hardwood cuttings). I've had some failures: taking from plants that (I now know) don't propagate well from hardwood cuttings, ...
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How warm should soil be for propagation of hardwood black currant cuttings?

I have hardwood cutting from a couple of black currant bushes collected this winter. Many have been planted in small pots as I'm getting them started indoors on a warming mat. The warming mat is ...
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What is the best temperature to germinate Haworthiopsis limifolia seeds?

I have a batch of Haworthiopsis limifolia seeds that I collected from my own plants and would like to sow. I won't ask when to sow them, because your climate may differ. I will rather ask what ...
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Pruning clippers covered in copper - curse, blessing, or neglibable for plant propagation?

How I got clippers covered in copper "Dusting off" some pruning clippers I noticed much more rust than I expected. I usually maintain tools well but lost track of this pair for a bit, and I guess ...
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Magnolia grandiflora: How is flowering affected in case of propagation by layering?

I've got a 10 year old Magnolia grandiflora that flowered last year for the first time. If I manage to propagate it by layering, would the new plant have flowers the first year after separating from ...
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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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Aloe cutting from hardwood

Seeking advice if Aloes will grow from "hardwood"? It's been 3 months since it was removed from the ground. If I pot it now, would it take root again?
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Are these growths on my houseplant roots?

I'm not sure of the name of this plant. It doesn't grow too quickly, maybe one or two inches each year. Is the growth in the bottom picture a root? Can I clone this plant from that? (Click on the ...
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How to propagate japanese maple from this street (mutant?) specimen?

There is a neatly pruned japanese maple in a public area close to my work: We had warmer than usual weather last several weeks, and new growth appeared: It is hard to believe, but this new branch ...
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Propagating loniceras for beginners

A neighbor of mine have a beautiful lonicera plant that just flowered - this may be the third time this year! He offered to me to take as many cuttings as I wish, and says that I just need to put them ...
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What method should I use to have success propagating pothos?

I know this is supposed to be incredibly easy, but I have been trying to propagate various pothos varieties for years without success, and cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've tried with ...
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What are the chances to get an edible apple from a tree grown from seed?

I am growing a few good apple trees in my roof garden, in pots. I love growing the trees, and of course love the fruit. Since I am in a warm climate, I grow appropriate apple cultivars which are ...
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How to remove spikes from Echinacea purpurea seeds?

In order to collect the seeds from a stem I have to remove the spikes. Wearing gardening gloves doesn't work because I can't take a grip on the seeds when wearing the gloves. With my bare hands this ...
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How to separate seeds from chaff (husk)?

I have harvested seeds from Zinnia elegans and Dahlia variabilis and I don't know how to easily separate the seeds from the chaff. I have put them in a bag and shaked it hoping that the seeds will ...
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Is this normal for Succulent propagation

I'm very new to plants and propagation. I got 2 baby succulents from 1 leaf, is this normal? Not sure of the name of the mother plant. Also they sprouted from opposite ends of the leaf, not from ...
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Re-planting roses / create new hybrid

I am completely new at any kind of gardening and I just wanted to know if it was possible to cross a red rose bush and a white rose bush and have pink roses bloom. I'm not even sure if hybrid or ...
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Blue/Green fuzz on Peach Pits

I'm trying something a bit new. I wanted to try germinating peach pits that I could grow as bonsai trees, and I understand the pits need to go through a period of cold stratification of 90-120 days. ...
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Can you cut and transplant clippings of Autumn Joy Sedum?

I have a very nice mixed pot with Autumn Joy Stonecrop (Sedum) and some unknown red beachy looking grass (possibly red fountain grass). It's all been doing really well on my "full sun" porch but we've ...
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Why are leaves turning yellow in a recently propagated pothos [closed]

I recently propagated some cuttings from my golden pothos in a pot filled with soil. After few days the leaves and stems strated appearing yellow and frail. What could be the cause of it?
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How can I propagate a baby spider plant?

Every time I try to propagate a baby spider plant into a new pot from its parent, the babies die after a week. Their leaves turn yellow and fall. Their roots rot. Why is this happening?