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Old 06-08-2014, 07:43 AM
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Anyone growing plants from cuttings? I have several different ones on the go right now, including dwarf pomegranate, geranium, variegated pink Eureka lemon, Spanish olive, Betty Mathews wisteria, and Japanese Red Maple. Plus many succulent cuttings too.


Cuttings are quite easy to experiment with and some will even root in a glass of water. It just takes time and patience.


I had a gorgeous white and red poinsettia this past winter and this is a cutting from the Spring growth of that plant. It's growing today...





I've had loads of success rooting cuttings and wonder if other gardeners root cuttings too? Sharing cutting-rooted-plants is great. Anyone else trying to root something or want to?

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Here too, is a JRM cutting from a lacey weeping variety that I'm trying to root under glass. It's only one day old so it's gonna take some time, but here it is this morning...


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Old 06-08-2014, 07:49 AM
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Jap Maples are known to be very, very difficult, or impossible from cuttings so I'm interested to see what happens with yours.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:57 AM
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It's all a hoax. . They root wonderfully and I've known many gardening pals who've actually done so.


Keeping them under glass almost ensures success. Misting them does wonders also. I've dipped them in a good rooting hormone too.


Cuttings taken from new spring growth is also a factor in successful rooting.


It's gonna be a awhile but I bet I can get them to root. I have four cuttings total. We'll see.
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I have extra special high hopes for this JRM cutting....


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So pretty!


Hoping this one takes off also...





I know there are a lot of articles on the internet that say rooting JRM cuttings is difficult but it really isn't. I have one gardening friend in Turkey who roots cuttings from his crimson queen all the time. And another friend in Ontario who roots cuttings from her JRM tree growing in her backyard.


Once the roots gets going a bit, I have an organic fertilizer that promotes root growth in cuttings. I was going to spray all four cuttings with wilt-proof but opted for the glass "greenhouse" covers instead. This will keep the cuttings healthy and full of water until they root.


So exciting.
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Old 06-08-2014, 09:27 AM
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That's great to know!!! Let us know how yours do!
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yes I want to know if one grows from a cutting thanks pammy
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I started trying to root cuttings last fall and seem to have some luck with Crape Myrtles so far. I also purchased some Confederate Rose cutting from Ebay and have had pretty good luck with them. They are between two and three feet tall and I repotted them in one gallon nursery pots. Noticed in your posting that you had some pink Eurika varigated lemon cuttings started. Have you had any luck with them? Wish I had some to try to root. I like different kinds of citrus trees. Good luck with your cuttings.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:39 AM
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I haven't had no luck with them
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very good luck on your ventures
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Thanks, RaccoonBandit.

I sure will keep you guys posted about my JRM cuttings. You can count on it.


What methods did you use to root your cuttings, Pammy? Details, please.


Thanks, Beeman. . My Eureka lemon cuttings are only a few days old so we'll have to see how they do. I used the new spring growth for my cuttings. I'll post shots when they root. Check Home Depot for the Eureka variety. I'm also rooting improved Meyer lemon....as of last night when I took some cuttings from my new grafted tree.


Japanese people have been growing JRM's from cuttings for years...with much success. Grafting is just more profitable and immediate, for commercial growers. Mother Nature has also been successfully performing the natural layering process of JRM's for centuries....can she be wrong? People who say JRM's can't grow on their own roots....I say baloney!


These are 2 cuttings from my Hawaiian Pink Ti Leaf plant, which has become leggy and spindly. Taking fresh cuttings from the top growth will make the plant full and bushy again.





These cuttings are only a few days old.

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I've got cuttings of silver squill, goldfish plant, epi. Pegasus, 2 types of Hoya, Easter cactus and a bunch of other succulents. Planted a whole bunch of tree, bush and perennial seeds to set out this fall. Got more to plant too, thanks to some amazing gardening buddies, Sherrie and tomsrosebud. I'll let you know on the germination process and rooting.
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Old 06-08-2014, 12:12 PM
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Great, Tess! Can't wait to see.


Here are some purple St John's Wort cuttings I took yesterday after pruning my plant into a small bonsai "tree". Have some cuttings in soil-less medium as well, but these ones are in a glass of water....


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Normally, you would remove the flowers and berries from cuttings you are trying to root, so energy goes into rooting and not blooming and ripening....but I have a feeling this plant isn't fussy and that it will propagate easily, no matter what I do. It's so vigorous. I like experimenting, to see what they'll do.


I'll post more pics as things root and grow.
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thanks and very pretty plants
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