14 Nov 2012
Have you ever wandered into your friends' garden and spotted a plant you just had to have? Well you can, and you wouldn’t have to go out and buy it either. You can propagate your own plant from a cutting taken from the original plant.
It is easy to propagate new plants from a single shrub.
Just take your cuttings from a healthy plant and make sure you cut a new growth, as you don't want the cuttings to be too woody or it will take a lot longer.
Pull off the leaves at least one third of the way up the stem and then dip the ends of the cutting into rooting hormone - you can skip this step but it can speed up the process.
Put your cutting in a glass of water and place in a sunny spot. The windowsill is a perfect place.
Change the water every four to five days.
In a few weeks you should begin to see roots coming from the bottom of your cutting. It may feel like it takes a while, but they should root eventually.
You may find that the cutting will root quicker if it is resting on the bottom of the jar instead of floating.
Once you have a strong root network established, you can plant your cuttings in small pots. This technique works well with lavender cuttings, any type of herb and shrubs.
Article courtesy of www.home-dzine.co.za
About the Author
House for sale in Clubville R 1 550 000
House for sale in Sundowner R 1 900 000
Apartment / Flat for sale in Durban Central R 380 000
House for sale in Elspark R 980 000
House for sale in St Michaels On Sea R 880 000
Apartment / Flat for sale in Sea Point R 1 850 000
House for sale in Lindhaven R 850 000
Townhouse for sale in Kirstenhof R 1 250 000
House for sale in Blue Bend R 2 700 000
House for sale in Ramsgate R 2 300 000
If you are using Internet Explorer 8 or higher, please verify that your Internet Explorer compatibility view settings are not enabled.
For the best browsing experience update to the latest Version of Internet Explorer or try out Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Please contact our Customer Service Centre for further assistance. Tel. +27 (0)861 111 724