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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Am I propagating correctly? Urgent!

I got some peperomia antoniana cuttings that I really really do not want to die and I am trying to propagate them. I placed the ends of them in soil and they were standing up fairly well earlier but ...
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Propagating Yucca Aloifolia (Spanish Bayonet/Aloe Yucca) from root cuttings?

I've had success propagating by taking a cutting of the top of the plant and sticking in the ground. But often what happens is the leaves die and a new shoot sprouts from the root. These are tough ...
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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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What is the fastest way to multiply snowdrops?

I would like to multiply my snowdrops as fast as possible. I have about five plants right now. They normally double in size every year. Is there a faster way to do it? They are a little small for twin-...
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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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How to recover basil that's not growing straight?

My basil cutting is leaning heavily to one side, so much so that it's crooked and growing the second branch at right angles from the first! What a crazy plant. I think it'll topple over if I move it ...
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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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How can I propagate mint?

I bought some mint twigs from the supermarket, and I needed only a few leaves. The rest of it was surplus, and I didn't want to throw it away. Knowing that mint is an invasive plant, I assumed it was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I tell when a cutting has developed roots?

Is there any way to tell if a cutting has put down roots? I've had cuttings with healthy-looking green leaves that just never create roots (despite using root powder). I'd like to discard cuttings ...
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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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How to Separate or Propagate Limonium Perezii aka: Statice?

I have an overgrown limonium perezii that I want to propagate it to the nearby areas. I tried cutting a branch (without any root) and planting it into moist soil. That didn't work. I also tried just ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I divide an overgrown Mammillaria cactus?

How do I divide an overgrown cactus (looks similar to Mammillaria vetula subsp. gracilis Preiff)?
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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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How much human interference is required to help daffodils spread?

I have quite a few daffodils planted around the perimeter of my garden, and although I see them spreading each year, I was wondering whether I could help thicken the daffodil border without buying new ...
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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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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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