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

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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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Please help me identify this

My neighbor gave this to me right before she moved out of state she didn't know anything about it except that it would make a beautiful flowering plant. This is just the bottom of the start that I ...
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Standard cutting propagation for all hanger/climbers houseplants?

I've seen this video on youtube, Propagation of Aeschinanthus The idea is to cut the vine into segments, each with one leaf (for monocots) or two leaves (for eudicots), planting the cuttings in the ...
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Why are my smooth sumac root cuttings not growing?

I have four smooth sumac root cuttings. One has sprouted leafy growth and is growing vigorously but the other three have done nothing. There are several variables between the one that sprouted and the ...
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Is it possible to propagate raspberries from cuttings?

Based on my preliminary Internet research, you can't propagate raspberries from cuttings the common way, i.e. cutting pieces from the stem and placing it in water or a rooting medium. I tried it ...
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Which pot culture is most effective for harvesting Agave pups?

I don't own a field in which Agaves have a free root-run and have pups emerging straight-up at a distance. Much like the case of the plant in this video https://youtu.be/_ERrIfqyEVo most pups never ...
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Propagating crassula leafs and cuttings in Lechuza PON soil

I'm going to propagate my crassula cuttings and leafs. I did put them into water and there are very little roots appeared though 20 days passed. I know that the best way to propagate crassula leaf or ...
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Identify this plant and suggestions for how to propagate it?

(Sorry for the less than clear photo) A co-worker was just given this great plant and I want one! Leaves are green with spots on top and a bright burgundy underneath. The leaf stems are very thin ...
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Is this an effective technique to propagate climbers with aerial roots

I bought a Monstera "Monkey mask" in a small pot. Right now, it is erect because the stem is still short. The stem is already showing button-sized aerial roots popping-out of the main stem. I have ...
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How long should I wait before planting water propagated english-ivy?

So I'm finally succeeding rooting ivy on water, I don't want to ruin it when placing them on the soil. Anyone knows how long should I wait? I know that for pothos I should wait until the roots are ...
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Can you grow one solitary palm shoot?

I'm looking into splitting up my neanthe bella palm into two pots, and I'm wondering if it's possible to isolate a single fern this way. I can't see why not, so I'm wondering why I've never seen this.....
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Propagated pothos not growing

About a month ago I planted some pothos leaves I had rooted in water, but I haven't seen any growth so far. Could I be doing something wrong or should I wait a bit longer?
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Understanding magnolia propagation method

I've taken many cuttings of various plants, and in general have had success dipping in rooting agent and putting the cutting in water. I was delighted to discover that you can also take cuttings from ...
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Is this Mulberry stem still alive

Below is a picture of a stem from a particular tree that I have propagated mulberries in the past. The tree is in a different city than where I am now. I know I should have cut a thicker stem, but ...
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Can I regrow this branch?

This morning I had to cut this branch for safety purposes. It's from a neighbor's tree. Can I regrow it?
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Can you propagate comfrey by stems?

I'm wanting to get a lot of comfrey this year, and am wondering if anyone has had good success from propagating it by stem cuttings.
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What is the name of this plant, please, and how do I propagate it ? (pic)

I have nursed this (indoor) fragile plant through thick and thin and now it is flourishing but desperately needs re-potting. Before I risk upsetting it, I want to propagate it but have thus far failed ...
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Potted trees stored in cool basement are leafing out early, what to do?

Despite being advised to heel in trees or simply cover potted trees in mulch over winter, I did bring some potted trees indoors in a dark, cool (~50F), fairly dry (~30% relative humidity) basement. ...
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When a compact Echeveria decapitated

I have often taken the tip of some Echeveria species in order to promote branching. The branches are then used as cuttings. My process involves first taking away the tip, leaving all the leaves below ...
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Can I make a sapling out of this part of the plant?

I have this bromeliad and on the low parts, close to the ground it is growing something unusual. It looks like it might be an offshoot, but I am not sure. This is the plant: and this is (possibly?)...
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What triggers echeverias to grow large leaves on their flower stalks?

I have seen this youtube video on growing Echeverias from leaf cuttings. The grower takes leaves, but he prefers to use the ones on the flowering stalk, so that he won't be left-out with a smaller ...
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Can poinsettia be propagated by cutting?

During a party an entire stem of a poinsettia complete with several leaves ended up being snapped off the main plant. I put it in some water and put it in a temperate and indirect light part of the ...
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Distance and spacing of LED growlights for propagation

I am planning to make an indoor propagation setup which consists of h:30cm x w:40 x L:50cm recycled polystyrene boxes and full spectrum LED panels. Clearly, the biggest limitation is height in this ...
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Propagate Ti Leaf Plant Cuttings In Water

Recently from my trip to Hawaii I brought back some Ti Leaf (Red Cordyline) cuttings. On the package it says to soak them in water until they develop roots around 5cm long. I have had them in water ...
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Can the african violet be propagated by leafs

I saw this photo of african violet leafs and just wanted to ask if it is really possible to propagate them this way. If anyone tried it and if it works
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Growing and planting a beautyberry tree from seed

I recently collected some beautyberry seeds from a neighbouring tree. How long does it usually take to see the seeds germinate? What is the recommended age and process for moving the new growth into ...
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Professional propagation of succulents by cuttings [closed]

I live in a mediterranean climate. My zone is 11. Currently, I grow succulents which I can keep outside year-round. I'm interested in professional books about what I'm growing: Group 1: Haworthia, ...
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How is variegation returned to a Sansevieria 'Laurentii'?

I've read in several places that propagation from clippings, will result in the 'Laurentii' variety reverting to solid green leaves and shoots. Most articles say that propagation by division, is the ...
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Repot dragon fruit in a definitive pot

I planted these cuttings two months ago and I have a lot of questions. Is it time for repotting? I have 26 liters pots. Is it enough? Can I plant more than one in the same pot? What kind of soil ...
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Can trees be propagated/started over winter indoors, or would that 'tire them out'?

I found a calendar of propagation activities which seems very helpful, and it says that hardwood cuttings can be taken and started for deciduous trees throughout winter. I imagine those cuttings would ...
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Replanting and propagating old Lucky Bamboo tree with newborn stalks

I have had two Lucky Bamboo trees for the past 5 years now. I grow them in water and they have been doing well. Four months ago the two of them started growing new stalks. The new growth is causing a ...
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Storing bare root trees short term before planting in permanent location?

If bare root trees are dug up to be sold or moved and planted, how should they best be stored until planting if it could be a few days (e.g. 1-7 days)? I usually buy bare root trees with roots ...
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Can I replant the propagated branch into the same pot that it is coming from?

I replanted and propagated my monstera 2 months ago, and it started to grow new leaves since then. I am trying to reshape my awkward shaped monstera to look dense and compact. My question is, can ...
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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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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 ...