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How to Successfully Grow Any Plant From Cuttings?

Plants are not all grown from seeds. For many, the best method of propagation is to simply take cuttings, which is much quicker and less labor-intensive than growing from seeds. However, there are some basics about growing plants from cuttings that you should know.

What Is the Best Way to Grow Plants from Cuttings?


1. How to Take Cuttings

Remove a 4- to 6-inch-long cutting from the end of any branch using a sharp tool or garden scissors, just below the node (a node is a tiny bump on a stem). Make sure you get your cutting from a healthy, flowerless branch. Ideally, you would want to take the cutting from a young, healthy softwood branch.

For optimal water uptake by the plant, stems should be cut at a 45-degree angle rather than straight across. The lower leaves should then be removed carefully so as not to harm the stem. Apply a rooting hormone to the cutting, then set it in soil or water.


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