Questions tagged [propagation]

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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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?

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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Help with etiolated aloe plant?

hoping for some help with an aloe plant that is hanging on for dear life. Previous owner didn’t get it enough sunlight, so it stretched out really tall. I’m just not sure the best way to revive this ...
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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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Dracaena Propagation/thicker trunk

I have 3 questions about my Dracaena! She currently has 3 nodes off the main trunk. If I cut the trunk in half, will these nodes die? Secondly, I've seen some Dracaenas with incredibly thick trunks, ...
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How long will my air-layered lemon tree take to produce fruit?

I air layered a branch which is at least 1 year old (between 1-2 years) from a lemon tree which is very mature, over 15 years old and fruits profusely. It developed a decent root system (not heaps of ...
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Can laurel cuttings be propagated directly into the ground in early winter?

An arborist recently advised me that laurel (common/cherry/English) cuttings are very easily propagated, to the extent that shoots may be cut from an established plant and pushed directly into the ...
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Monstera Adensonii (vining) Cuttings not growing and curled leaves after 3 months

I've had 3 monstera aderisoni leaf cuttings from etsy since the end of August. They shipped from Florida. All are still alive but none have tried to grow a new leaf and all look a bit curled up. I'd ...
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What are hazards of cold weather and frost to tree seeds and seedlings in northern nursery?

I have never got a good intuition about threat of frost for these trees in my nursery. I have many seedlings in pots or air prune boxes, 6-12" soil depth w mulch on top. I am in zone 5 where we ...
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Correct way to propagate aloe from leaf

I have seen a lot of videos on how to propagate an aloe with leaf cuttings. They usually let the leaf stand for a few days, then stuck it into wet soil. It does not work for me - the leaf just starts ...
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How long would fruit trees take to mature if we induce early cropping?

For standard sized apple trees, it can take up to eight years for them to start producing. One common solution is to graft them onto a dwarfing rootstocks which makes them mature in just a few years. ...
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After marcotting Mango, Chico, and Duhat, when will the roots appear?

We are planning to marcot Mango, Chico and Duhat. Approximately how many days after marcotting each of these respective plants will the roots begin to appear? We ask because we live in the equatorial ...
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When would fruit trees start bearing fruits if they're propagated with the layering method?

Many fruit trees take years to bear fruits. For example, apple trees can take two to seven years depending on their rootstock, and up to around 10 years if seed grown. Another interesting example is ...
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Is Plant Root Growing Box High Pressure Root Grafting Box Growing Breeding Case reliable?

This is the first time when I am seeing something like this It seems simple cheap and ingenious Does it really work? https://www.amazon.ca/Reusable-Pressure-Grafting-Breeding-Gardening/dp/B08BNJKR57/
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Please identify this red flower

I saw this flower in a building nearby. Can someone help me identify it? Does it have seeds for replanting in a small pot? Or can I cut one of the flowers and plant it in a small pot? Finally, do ...
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Where to air layer relative to the nodes

Where is the correct position for air layer propagation relative to the leaf nodes? After watching a dozen Youtube videos, they all have different suggestions. Which position is truly the best? This ...
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How to propagate guava plant from stem cutting?

I would like to propagate my guava plant which bears very tasty pinkish flesh fruits. I tried to plant stem cuttings that were dipped in TakeRoot Rooting Hormone powder with no results.
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Are these Aloe Vera's seeds?

I posted a question a few weeks ago asking if my aloe was going to bloom. Does Aloe Vera bloom? I have now flowers that look like they have seeds in them but I'm not sure about it. So I was wondering ...
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Problem with Growing coleus blumei propagate in water

I have one coleus blumei main flower which have had black stem problem. So i removed the black parts and placed that corrupted part into bobble with water like this: And after almost three-day i ...
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What is this plant growing from a pineapple plant

I have been growing pineapples in my backyard for around five years and this is the first time I have seen this plant grow from underneath a pineapple plant. The pineapple plant is from the top of a ...
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Does willow grow better from cuttings than bare root saplings?

Someone I was talking to was advocating planting willow trees as cuttings rather than planting bare-root trees, saying the cuttings would actually grow more reliably and vigorously. Is this good ...
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New Orchid growing from main Plant

I have had this trusty orchid for many years and it has given me many lovely sprays of flowers but now it has given me a baby orchid! I have propagated from stem plants but not sure how to deal with ...
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Snake Plant decayed after propagation

Just to let everyone know in beginning what happen to whole plant - IT DIED Now how this happen, I had Sansevieria trifasciata with green Center and yellow edges, It had 3 pups and that plant started ...
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Monstera propagation

I wanted to propagate my Mostera deliciosa but it went wrong and I cut a simple branch with no leaf node. I put it in water but it seems like there isn't any roots yet. Is there any way to make this ...
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Interested in starting a new small Kratum plant from a large 4 year old one

Does anyone know how to start a new Kratum plant from an old one? For a little context, my young cats are attacking my large, four-year-old Kratum plant since I brought the plant in for the winter. ...
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Does the Plant Breeders Rights in CA & US Plant Patent Act inhibit me from using a protected plant for purposes of creating a new hybrid?

This is merely hypothetical; 'Plant A' is a non-protected hybrid plant. 'Plant B' is a protected Hybrid. Can I use the pollen to 'Plant B' to pollinate 'Plant A' to create a new hybrid, 'Plant X', ...
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