5 Easy To Propagate Plants from Cuttings
- leaves, when removed from the plant with a bit of a heel, can be stuck in a rooting medium (i.e. sand, soilless potting mix, perlite etc.). Smaller leaves like those of 'Blue Spruce' can be stripped from the stem and pressed into a pot of soil.
- Coleus is another easy to root plant. Coleus works well in water too but you get higher quality roots when it is rooted in some sort of rooting medium. I use sand a lot since it is cheap but other mediums will work fine too. Take coleus stem cuttings of about 3-5 inches and they should root within a week.
Rooted catmint cutting
- Red twig dogwood! That beautiful red stemmed, winter interest shrub needs cut back to replenish its bright red stems so why not use the cuttings to make more? For red twig dogwoods I will just stick a 6-8 inch hardwood stem cutting into a pot of soil. I keep it moist and in about 2 months it will begin growing roots. You can even bundle the stems together and heel them into the soil.
All of the plants listed in this Friday Fives post are very easy to root. In fact they are so easy to root that you don't need rooting hormone for anything on this list. Rooting hormone is useful for some plants to speed up the rooting process but will just be wasted on these 5 plants.
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