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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Does water with 0-0-5 fertilizer help Ficus cuttings to develop roots faster?

Will adding 0-0-5 fertiliser (high rate of potassium) to the water in which I'm keeping cuttings of Ficus help them develop roots faster? How much is too much?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I transplant walking onion?

I got some walking onion from someone at the community garden, and was wondering if I should take anything into consideration when planting them. There was a little bit of damage to them, and one stem ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 long can celery grow from water alone?

I bought some celery and placed the small remaining stalk in a glass of water. It's been growing pretty decently but still has no roots. Still mostly green maybe a tiny bit a yellow on a couple leaves....
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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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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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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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How to collect your own grass plugs?

I have a quick question. While I know a good bit about bushes, shrubs and potted plants, I'll admit I don't know much about grass. We live in the south east with a lot of clay soil. Some of the best ...
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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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Stems are kept in moist environment but soil insects keep growing in there

So, I am trying to grow some plants such as rose, and jasmine from stem but I keep running into the insects-in-the-soil problem. As you see in the picture, the plants grow some and then eventually ...
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Now what is the matter with my rose stems?

So, about 2 or so weeks ago, I decided to put what I read from here to action. I picked up a couple of rose stems(green part of course) and planted them. Just the other day, I notice that some of the ...
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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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When should I transfer a pothos rooted in water to soil?

I recently learned how to take clippings from a pothos plant and root it in water. I am quite new to this sort of gardening and have no idea when I should transfer it to soil. I can see tiny roots ...
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Flower stem planting

SO, I was able to get the pictured flower off the parent plant and wondering if this stem is good enough for planting.
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What is the name of this plant and how do I propagate it via stem?

I have the following plant and wanted to know the name and then how to propagate it by stem. Thanks