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

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Dendrobium nobile: How and when to cut and pot new plant (keiki) from mother?

I have a (slightly neglected) dendrobium nobile that has started to grow new plants at the top of two old stalks. One is staring to show roots (see picture below), the other is still a bit smaller. ...
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Are there any problems with the strategy of growing plants in pots till you decide where you want to plant them?

I am still working on a layout for our garden. So far we have bought smaller plants that we would like to have in our garden (some cover plants and some accent plants and some bushes) that we still ...
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How are lilac cuttings taken?

I have an old lilac bush that I would like to propagate. Suckers work, but I would like more control over amount, uniformity, and size. I had heard that they root readily from hardwood and semi-ripe ...
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How do I propagate sunflowers?

I have a sunflower plant growing flowers, and I want to grow more sunflowers in my garden. How do I grow more sunflowers from the current plant?
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What is the best way to propogate Aralia nudicaulis (Wild Sarsaparilla)?

I grew up with this plant covering the forest floors around my neck of the woods on Eastern Long Island, NY. I have never seen it for sale, even at one of the many native plant nurseries we regularly ...
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How should I propagate a serpentina plant?

I have this serpentina plant from the Philippines. I'd like to use it to grow some more. How do I propagate it? Do I need cuttings or does it have seeds? If it has seeds, how do I find them?
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Propagating succulents in 3 months, is it possible?

I'm planning to give succulents as wedding gift. I need more than 300 succulents in small size (5.5 cm pot) I want to propagate them myself, I believe it will be more precious than just buying from a ...
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Growing bur oak from stored seeds - how to start?

I was given a bag of bur oak seeds that were collected from my region (northeast USA, zone 5) last May (it's been a while). I found them stashed in a wooden drawer in a cool room, in their original ...
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Emergency propagation of red currant cutting in early summer

Due to a trimmer accident I currently have an entire branch of a red currant bush at my hands. All sources I could find tell me that currants are best propagated in fall from one-year old wood ...
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Epipremnum Aureum clone has brown roots

A clone that i had placed in water nearly a month ago has fairly long roots. However, they are starting to turn brown on the tips. Any idea what is happening? This clone took a long time to root, ...
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How to keep a detached strawberry runner alive

I acquired a strawberry runner seperated from the main plant. By the time I got home it looked quite withered and dying. Since I couldn't plant it right away, I put it in a glass of water overnight. ...
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Scented geraniums cuttings die

The cuttings just die. I have tried rooting in water, in soil, with rooting powder and without, woody stalks, soft stalks, with greenhouse and without, they just die in 1-2 weeks.
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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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Cuttings growing leaves underground

I took a cutting from my hydrangea. I left two sets of leaves and plucked off the rest. I then stuck the plant into a blend of soil and perlite with two nodes under the soil. It has sprouted a few new ...
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Are hormone rooting products effective?

On a different post, stormy wrote "Rooting hormone has been shown to not be effective". In my experience this statement is correct. I have had the best cutting success rate when not using hormone and ...
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Can I start fuchsias from root cuttings?

I love fuchsias and am wintering one over indoors for the first time. It's doing great (3 months in), but when I trimmed it I had to prune the roots as well as the leaves and so I was wondering if it ...
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Are all plants able to be cloned?

Do all flora possess the capacity to be cloned or viably reproduced from their trimmings, offcuts, and so on? Or is this trait exclusive to certain varieties; or specific (cultivars) taxa?
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How can I clone (propagate) a juniper tree from a stem?

I'm experimenting with vegetative reproduction, i.e. getting stems from a thin branch and replanting them after the branch develops some roots. I got a couple of stems from a nice Juniper tree beside ...
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How can I transplant sprouts growing from a Mimosa stump?

I cut down a mimosa tree and now there are tiny sprouts coming out of the stump. Is there any way I can transfer and plant the tiny trees somewhere else?
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Why aren't roots growing from my Orchid that's growing from a stem?

I had this beautiful dark purple orchid that died when I was on vacation this year. Luckily, it did leave me a stem that has a baby orchid on it which I learned is called a keiki. Since my whole ...
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Propagating quince - method and timings?

I have updated with some pictures that have been sitting on my phone for a long time, showing the flower and the fruit. There's a somewhat neglected and overgrown quince at my workplace which still ...
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What's a good plan for fast and inexpensive apple tree propagation?

I'm looking for a fast way to propagate my M9 apple trees. Could you tell my if my plan is feasible? Are there any improvements to it? January 2016: Buy a M9 apple rootstock Cut all the branches off ...
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How much water does a Common Boobialla cutting need?

I have a cutting I made about a year ago which took root (not sure when, I only realized when the roots were about 2 inches long). I had the cutting sit in a basic water bottle the whole period of its ...
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Nuances of propagating deciduous tree cutting at leaf off stage?

I'm trying to propagate some deciduous trees from cuttings I've taken. I have 3 different stems for each of 2 trees I've collected from (one being a red maple, the other being a mulberry). Both will ...
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How to grow a new Opuntia (prickly pear) from a cutting?

I cut this pad which grew this summer from my Opuntia and I want to make a new one. I know I have to let it dry for some time before planting it, so that the wound can heal. For now I just left it on ...
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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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Can I plant comfrey in rotting compost to help it grow better?

I'm looking to grow some more comfrey for next year's planting, and was wondering if I can just plant it in rotting plant material, or if I should just put it directly in dirt in the bucket. On a ...
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Can I grow a rose bush from a healthy store-bought flower? [duplicate]

Recently my fiance brought me home the most beautiful rose from the gas station and it has been alive for about two and a half weeks with no wilting. I didn't take it out of the plastic wrap. I just ...
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Sea buckthorn: Propagating from cuttings

We are currently on holiday in a region where wild sea buckthorn is very common. We'd like to take some home to plant in our garden, kind of a living souvenir. The typical method for propagating ...
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Thornless Blackberries, can I root from cuttings?

I dug up and brought a Stalk Thornless Blackberry home in a big chunk of its own ground, and put in in my ground with a bit of manure compost on top about a month ago in Idaho, (Early May) and one of ...
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Will a cutting from a wild fig tree grow more quickly in water or soil?

I intend to grow a wild Fig tree (Indian) from a cutting I broke off the foot path. Will it sprout roots faster in water or should I pot it and hope? The Pipal cutting has both root buds and branch ...
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How to create a sapling from a figtree

I found some instructions on how to create fig saplings. But I didn't pull it off. ( Only little soon to be root stubs) They all state, cut a branch with at least 2 twigs. Remove all foliage and put ...
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How long should a golden pothos cutting remain in water?

About a month ago, a friend of mine gave me a cutting (around 10" with several leaves) off her golden pothos plant. Since then, I have kept it sitting in water with in view of sunlight. As far as I ...
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Cut the iris stem to the rhizome or only as far as the bottom leafs?

I have bearded iris growing at 7,000 feet. I want to see which of the iris will rebloom this season, and when the blooms are finished, to split and propagate the plants. In either case, it's my ...
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How to propagate a hedge?

I've got a whole yard of Amur Privet that hasn't been taken care of for quite some time. (I've newly moved in). Over about a year I've cut down and cared for my privets. There are a few low areas and ...
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What is the best way to propagate a Wandering Jew?

I have a healthy Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) that is growing fast, and I want to know the best way that I could propagate it.
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Why are these succulent leaves withering instead of rooting?

I collected some leaves and put them on to sprout. Instead the leaves withered. I'd like know what happened and how I can avoid it.
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How many walking onions will a walking onion produce in a season?

I'm thinking about putting some walking onions in the garden, and was wondering how fast they will populate the garden.
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Should I grind up rhubarb root to make it multiply?

What is the best way to make a rhubarb plant multiply so you can get about a 2 foot area of rhubarb?
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How can I propagate Pachira?

I'm trying to save an indoor potted Pachira (probably P. glabra, "Money Tree") that has become "leggy" from years decades of mistreatment. I'd like to take a cutting and start a new tree. A few sites ...
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Taking a cutting from cherry Tree

I'm travelling around various family members all over the UK for the next week. The family members I'm with at the moment have a really gorgeous cherry tree that I would really like a cutting from, ...
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Cloning currants shouldnt be this hard..?

I keep seeing claims that currant cuttings will "root enthusiastically". I'd love to have another black currant bush or two, but so far I haven't been able to get one to survive. They usually last ...
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Will water prune roots with an air layering pot?

I've been looking at the root pruning pots and wanted to experiment with them this year. I've seen people on YouTube using A cloth like root pruning bag and they'll set it in a kiddy pool of water. ...
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How should I propagate Ajuga

A few years back I removed a shady patch of lawn and planted it to ground cover plants. One half was planted to Lamium, the other half to Ajuga Reptans. In the years since the Ajuga has taken off and ...
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How can I save these etiolated aloe crowns with under watered stems?

Two succulent Aloe vera shoots easily fell off a friend's aloe plant from readjusting a pot. This plant is potentially under watered and, from looking at the main plant or by just observing the two ...
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Should I let Echinodorus Tenellus flower?

I have a very new aquarium and planted two specimen of Echinodorus Tenellus in the fresh dirt/gravel substrate. I bought the plants without paying too much attention to the stems they were developing ...
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Can I propagate a Jasminum sambac from an already growing plant?

I already have a nicely flourishing Jasminum sambac outside my home. Its fragrance is so wonderful that I plan on growing it inside, near my room. Is there any way that I can grow it in a pot?
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How do I subdivide mature chrysanthemums?

This spring, I bought little chrysanthemums (mums) of different shapes and colors at a neighborhood market. They have developed very well and now (in autumn) blossom in beautiful colors, e.g. yellow-...
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Dividing Montauk Daisies

Also known more properly as Nippon Daisies, I have a planting of this stuff. I hadn't noticed it flowering last year and had planned on ripping it out this fall not knowing what it was other than ...
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Life-support for plants: How can I re-grow my plants from half-dry stems

So, I got a couple of roses, ivy, holly, jasmine, porthos and gardenia plants back in December, but now they all seem to be near-death. I have tried several times to resurrect some of my plants using ...