Monthly Archives: November 2008

Root and leaf cuttings

In addition to cuttings made from new shoots, some plants can be propagated from other parts as well, in particular the roots and the leaves. The sections of root or leaf are placed in or on an appropriate growing medium … Continue reading

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Planting

Once the cutting has developed an independent root system, you can plant it into an individual pot—a 3!/2-in. pot is about the right size for one season, until the plant is growing strongly and can he planted out in its … Continue reading

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Types of cuttingCuttings can be taken at various points when separating the shoot from the parent plant. Stem cuttings are cut straight across the stem, just below the tip this is usually where the current season’s growth begins.Heel cuttings are … Continue reading

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Taking cuttings

The process of taking cuttings allows you to grow a replica of the parent plant. Various parts of the plant—shoots, roots, and leaves— can be used for this purpose; which part you choose depends on the nature of that particular … Continue reading

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