Cutting, how to do it: how to reproduce any plant by cutting. Branch, stem or leaf cutting.
The easiest way tomultiply plantsis propagation by cuttings.
Cutting, when and how
The best time to reproduce a plant by cuttings falls in autumn but there are examples of success in spring. Unless otherwise specified in the various paragraphs, the period indicated for taking and multiplying a plant by cuttings is autumn. Between the end of October and the entire month of November.
The cutting can be made from a stem (an apical portion of the plant is taken) or from a leaf. The leaf cutting is suitable for plants such as rose, begonia or Saintpaulia.
In this guide we will seehow to make the cuttinggiving you directions for a large number of plants.
Semi-mature wood cutting
In most cases, it is not necessary to use a "rooting hormone" formultiply the plants by cuttings, however, in the case of semi-mature wood cuttings or woody cuttings, the use of the root could be strongly recommended.
Among the various rooting powders on the market, I would like to point out the “cutting powder” by Cifo, proposed on Amazon (with free shipping) at a price of 12.40 euros with free shipping. For all information, please visit the "product sheet". I have reported this product because it has mechanisms of action similar to those ofnatural auxins and gibberellins, that is, the plant substances that promote plant growth and the introduction of roots. In practice, in addition to stimulating the development of the root system, this powder will help the plant to develop in the early stages.
To use it, simply moisten the base of the cut branch, and then dip it in the stimulating powder before planting it in the rooting container.
Rooting hormone can be useful in case ofmultiplication by cutting of cherry laurel, of the rose (from the branch, the multiplication of the rose starting from the leaf does not require any roots), of the piracanta, of the hibiscus, oleander, willow, bougainvillea, cherry, fig, pomegranate, camellia cutting, wisteria ...
Multiplication of the willow by cutting
The willow cutting can be done both in autumn and in spring. So you can pick up your 15 cm branch both in late autumn and early spring.
Any advice on cutting? Forreproduce plants by cuttings, always remember to cut the branch obliquely so as to have a larger surface to develop the roots.
How to reproduce geranium by cuttings
It is certainly among thecuttingseasier to do. Geraniums do not need much care for reproduction by cuttings. Take an apical portion of 8-10 cm, with at least two knots. Root the cutting in the classic soil you use for your geranium plants. The geranium cutting will be ready for the first modest repotting when it has developed at least three leaves.
How to make the fig cutting
Also in this case we find ourselves amultiplya "very collaborative" plant. The best time to multiply byfig cuttings falls in early March. Take the cutting when the temperatures and theFIG it is still in partial vegetative rest.
How to reproduce the cherry tree by cutting
Therecuttingis not the most suitable technique for multiplying theCherry tree. To shorten the fruiting times, in general, you choose to graft a rootstock for 3 - 4 years already, however, if you want to make acherry cutting, make sure you use the right substrate, a rooting hormone and follow the instructions in the guidehow to make the cherry cutting.
How to make the bougainvillea cutting
The bougainvillea cutting has a greater chance of taking root with the use of the rooting hormone. The reason? To reproduce it, take onecuttingfrom the length of 15 cm from mature branches therefore more lignified. Immediately sever under a knot, always with an oblique cut.
How to make the hibiscus cutting
For the hibiscus cutting, if you choose young branches, you are dealing with only partially lignified wood, so if you want you can give up the rooting hormone. Same goes for the rose cutting.
How to make the olenadro cutting
With sharp and disinfected shears, remove some young branches about 10 - 15 cm long. Young branches are easier to root, so be sure to cut branches that have never bloomed. Here too, on young branches, the use of rooting is not necessary but recommended. Be careful to put on gloves as oleander can irritate your skin, even if many ignore it, it is a poisonous plant!
How to reproduce hydrangea by cuttings
For easier taking root, take a sprig at the foot of the mother plant, 10-15 cm long. You will have to root the branch by placing it in a sandy substrate. For all instructions: hydrangea cutting.
How to make the carnation cutting
Thecarnation cuttings they must have a length of about 10 cm. Rooting will take three to four weeks. For all the instructions we refer to the guide: how to make the carnation cutting.
How to reproduce a pomegranate by cutting
Thiswoody cuttingneeds rooting. Choose a healthy mother plant and a vigorous branch. From the branch you will have to remove most of the leaves, leaving only 3 or 4 in the apical part. Your pomegranate cutting will be ready when you notice small leaves sprouting.
How to reproduce a rose by cutting
In this case, you will need to take a 10 - 12 cm branch to root in a mixture of peat, earth and sand. If you use a rooting hormone, even simple soil may be enough to keep moist.
In case of hardwood cutting, the best time is between October and November, in case of green wood cutting (a new branch of the rose) the best time is in June. For the leaf or branch cutting, here is the guide:rose cutting.
Water cutting for basil, purslane and rosemary
These plants are extremely easy to reproduce by cuttings. For basil, purslane, rosemary and other plants, cutting in water is also possible, without the use of any substrate. For every information:
- Basil cutting
- Portulaca cutting