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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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Propagating the cordyline from cutting didn't work

I have a cordyline plant that was becoming leggy so I thought to cut the stems from the leggy stem and propagate it. I cut the healthy stem into 4 pieces, planted them into the soil, and then watered ...
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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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Why is my mulberry cutting dying?

I planted these cuttings around April 25. By May 15, I got some beautiful new buds on some of the cuttings. Yet in the past 2 weeks, I've noticed them declining. Even my strongest bud started to go ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is dry sphagnum moss dead?

When you buy dried/dehydrated, compacted bricks of sphagnum moss from gardening suppliers and stores, etc., is it supposed to be alive, and/or able to grow, upon rehydration? Or is it dead? I bought ...
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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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Can I save the berries from a Big Blue Liriope (Liriope muscari) and plant them next spring?

I have a big blue liriope (Liriope muscari) in my yard, and the flowers have changed to berries. I imagine the normal propagation method is to split the adult plant after it grows large enough, but if ...
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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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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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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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Can I propagate a hosta from a leaf?

My friend wants some of my hostas. I have about ten varieties, and they've been growing pretty much wherever they want for many years. As you can see in the pictures, the locations and sizes rule out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I grow an apple tree by planting an apple from a nearby tree?

In our road we have a crab apple tree that has fruits but there have never been any small new trees rooting from the crab apples. Once, years ago, there were 3 crab apple trees within 100 yards but 2 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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