I love the rhododendrons in this area. Can I start a plant from a cutting? If so how? thank you
Hardiness Zone: 9a
By Carole from Del Norte Co., CA
Step 1 Prepare a pot or planting container by filling it with a 50/50 mixture of perlite and peat moss. Then poke a hole in the peat moss mixture for the cutting using a pencil.
Step 2 Remove the leaves from the bottom two-thirds of the cutting, leaving at least four leaves on the cutting.
Step 3 Strip away the thin outer layer or bark of the cutting on one side starting at about 1/2-inch above the bottom and continuing all the way down so that the inner layers are expose on one side. This will help the roots form.
Step 4 Dip the end of the cutting into root growth hormone, making sure to cover the area that you stripped away.
Step 5 Poke the cutting into the pot, with the cut end down, so that it stands straight up.
Step 6 Water the cutting thoroughly.
You can also use sand to root flowers in.
Keep damp. Good luck.
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