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Are all plants able to be cloned?

The term you need is actually 'vegetatively propagated' rather than 'cloned'. The answer is, essentially, yes, by and large, almost all plants can be vegetatively propagated, though different parts of ...
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My long stemmed rose is growing new leaves

I bought this rose at rite aid on clearance two years ago. We put it in water, and the stem never turned brown. After about 9 months in a glass of water, I put it in soil. It grew a bunch of new ...
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Are hormone rooting products effective?

From personal experience, I'd disagree with the statement that rooting hormones are ineffective, but it depends what you're using it for. I prefer the powder formulation to gels or liquids because ...
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Nuances of propagating deciduous tree cutting at leaf off stage?

Hardwood cuttings work best for mulberry; though you haven't said which variety of Acer you're trying to propagate,softwood cuttings are more likely to be successful,or from seed. Softwood cuttings ...
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When rooting cuttings in water, should the water be exchanged regularly?

The water may work better over time, until bad things grow. The cuttings produce auxins, the plant hormone that causes roots to grow. This does leak out of the cuttings; an old technique for striking ...
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Think this rooted?

Looks like your plant has gone through a rough path. It has not one but multiple issues. It is definitely under stress. The leaves are dried and curling which shows that lack of humidity. If there ...
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How to grow a new Opuntia (prickly pear) from a cutting?

I've never bothered with drying them. I just plonk them vertically in some sandy soil - I may need to prop them up at first until roots grow. Then they will grow. It might take a while - cacti are ...
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How should I cut a long, curvy cactus?

Very much so. I have done similar cuts many times on cacti and succulents. If you cleanly cut off the top 6 inches or so and pot it up it should root quite easily. And then remove all but the bottom 6 ...
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Taking a cutting from cherry Tree

Having tried this (unsuccessfully) with "spring cuttings" (friends were moving and leaving their house with cherry tree, so it was then or never) my research into it suggested taking cuttings in the ...
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How to grow a new Opuntia (prickly pear) from a cutting?

I've propagated a lot of prickly pear. They root easily and grow roots faster than most cactus. You could just stick it in soil a few days after cutting, forget about it, and it will most likely ...
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What are these potted plants with thin stems and leaves that look like sticks?

Try this one; drunkard cactus, little bottles Let's see if this name works for this plant. I like the drunkard part because it looks like lots of little bottles...grins!
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Taking cuttings from apples

I'm dubious of the premise, but sure, give it a try. When looking into some of the more extreme propagation methods for another question, https://gardening.stackexchange.com/a/29992/6806 I found a ...
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Cuttings growing leaves underground

If you only did it a couple of weeks ago, that was a bit late for a hardwood cutting. You can follow Stormy's instructions regarding this particular cutting to give it a second chance, but you can ...
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Is my cactus infested with mealy bugs?

The white tufts around the cactus's needles are typical, especially because you said its been there for over 5 years. Mealy bugs congragate usually groups and don't evenly spaced on a plant's surface....
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In general can hardwood cuttings be stored, and how?

I am confused what you mean by storage. If you intend to hold these cuttings briefly for sale or shipping within the dormancy period simply wrapping in damp paper towels, then wrapping the bundle ...
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How long do tropical cuttings last?

Check the customs regulations of the country you are going to before you try. What you are allowed to take across international boundaries varies from country to country. It would be a waste to take ...
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What extra benefit does air layering provide over just cutting it

Air layering is used when the stem cannot be easily bent down to the ground for ordinary layering. Both types of layering recognize that some plants are hard to root and will root more easily if ...
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What is this small perfume-like flower and how can I grow cuttings?

It looks like some type of Osmanthus to me. There are quite a few different species: O. heterophyllus, O. yunnanensis, O. fragrans (sweet olive), and many, many more! I think Home Depot's picture of ...
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What to do with fig cutting in water?

Figs are very susceptible to fungal disease while rooting, so managing moisture well is important, and using a rooting hormone w a fungicide is a good.option. I typically cut the leaves to reduce ...
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Emergency propagation of red currant cutting in early summer

The best way to propagate ribes (currents, gooseberries,jostaberries) is by layering, however cuttings can work, but they work best in the late fall like many fruit trees by overwintering the scion ...
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Will a cutting from a wild fig tree grow more quickly in water or soil?

We tried rooting a rubber plant, which is technically a fig, in water once. It didn't work (the cutting was in the water, and alive, for a super long time, too, but it never got any roots). So, if you'...
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Does water with 0-0-5 fertilizer help Ficus cuttings to develop roots faster?

You've not said which variety of Ficus you're trying to root in water - I know it works with Ficus benjamina and its cultivars, but not sure it does with all varieties. I wouldn't add anything to the ...
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How can I clone (propagate) a juniper tree from a stem?

At school for propagation of cuttings we were told "Cool tops, misty middles and hot bottoms." The "hot" part is there for dramatic effect; warmth is the point. The critical thing is to get the roots ...
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Do mulberry hardwood cuttings (breaking buds) enjoy light?

I would presume that you did them outdoors and that ordinary sunlight would fine during the summer- just don't let them dry out- the problem with mulberries is they don't like to be pruned and the ...
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How warm should soil be for propagation of hardwood black currant cuttings?

Probably the main reason you found no temperature recommendation is because currant cuttings are often propagated outdoors: In late fall, cuttings (from the current year) are placed deep into garden ...
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Basil cutting didn't survive after planting in pot

I'll take a guess that you were too rough with it when you potted it up, and broke off most of the roots. It certainly looks healthy enough as a cutting, but remember that the roots and especially the ...
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