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Plant propagating

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Propagating plants doesn't need to be hard for beginners. While certain plants may strike better with different ways of a propagating a general method will work well for most varieties.

 

Take cuttings earlier in the morning and place them into a plastic bag, plant as soon as possible.

 

In general aim to have four or five leaves at the top of the cutting and remove leaves from the lower part (about 2-3cm) in preparation for it to be put into the soil.

 

Soil can either be straight propagating mix or a mixture of 1 part loam to 5 parts general potting mix.

 

Depending on the size of the cuttings you should be able to fit 4 cuttings to a standard 10cm pot. Its generally best to plant the cuttings closer to the edge of the pot spacing them evenly apart so they don't touch each other burying the stem up to the first leaf.

 

Rooting times vary widely for a lot of plants anywhere between 6 weeks and 4 months so be patient, if the cutting still looks green and alive keep watering it.

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