Easily Root Flower and Tree Cuttings

Category Cuttings
Using floral foam you can create an environment to root a variety of plants from cuttings. Here you can learn to easily root flower and tree cuttings.
Advertisement

Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

Many people here on the islands love the flowers and trees I grow in my garden. However, each time I give them a cutting they can start growing in their garden they seem to die. Therefore, I want to share with you a simple way to root cuttings from different flowers or trees that you can plant in your garden.

Material Needed:

  • recycled floral sponge foam
  • recycled food trays
  • old kitchen knife
  • cuttings from different flowers and plants
  • recycled cutting board

Directions:

  1. Clean your old food trays or microwaveable trays with soap and water.
  2. Recover all the floral sponge foam from your different floral arrangements.
  3. On your cutting board sit the food tray and a block of floral sponge foam.
  4. Measure the foam to fit inside the recycled food tray.
  5. Use an old kitchen knife to cut the foam down the middle first and then around the sides. The foam needs to sit tightly in the bottom of the recycled food tray.
  6. Cut the foam into 6 to 8 evenly sized pieces.
  7. Remove the leaves from the bottom of your cutting and gently push the branch into the foam in your recycled tray.
  8. Fill the bottom of the tray with water and set the tray in an area that doesn't receive too much sun.

Within one to two weeks, you will start to see the root growing from the bottom of the branches. Make sure you keep the foam wet at all times. Each day I fill the bottom of my trays half way full with water. This keeps the foam wet and allows the branches to grow roots. After the roots have grown through the foam it is time to plant your cuttings.

Remove the branch from the tray, foam and all. Place dirt in the bottom of your pot and sit the foam in the middle of the dirt. Finish filling the pot with dirt.

For the first two to three weeks allow the newly potted cutting to receive moderate sunlight. After you see new leaves growing on your branch you can move the flower pot to another area in your garden.

Steps:

  1. Photo Description Many people here on the islands love the flowers and trees I grow in my garden. However, each time I give them a cutting they can start growing in their garden they seem to die. Therefore, I want to share with you a simple way to root cuttings from different flowers or trees that you can plant in your garden.

    Material Needed:

    Recycled Floral Sponge Foam
    Recycled Food Trays
    Old Kitchen Knife
    Cutting from different flowers and plants
    Recycled Cutting Board

    Directions

    1. Clean your old food trays or microwaveable trays with soap and water.
    2. Recover all the floral sponge foam from your different floral arrangements.
    3. On your cutting board sit the food tray and a block of floral sponge foam.
    4. Measure the foam to fit inside the recycled food tray.
    5. Use an old kitchen knife to cut the foam down the middle first and then around the sides. The foam needs to sit tightly in the bottom of the recycled food tray.
    6. Use your knife to cut down the middle of the foam inside the recycled tray.
    7. Cut the foam into 6 to 8 evenly sized pieces.
    8. Remove the leaves from the bottom of your cutting and gently push the branch into the foam in your recycled tray.
    9. Fill the bottom of the tray with water and set the tray in an area that doesnt receive too much sun.

    Within one to two weeks, you will start to see the root growing from the bottom of the branches. Make sure you keep the foam wet at all times. Each day I fill the bottom of my trays half way full with water. This keeps the foam wet and allows the branches to grow roots. After the roots have grown through the foam it is time to plant your cuttings.

    Remove the branch from the tray, foam and all. Place dirt in the bottom of your pot and sit the foam in the middle of the dirt. Finish filling the pot with dirt.

    For the first two to three weeks allow the new potted cutting to receive moderate sunlight. After you see new leaves growing on your branch you can move the flower pot to another area in your garden.
  2. Advertisement

  3. Photo Location Paea, French Polynesia Tahiti
Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 6

Comments

Read More Comments
Advertisement

In This Page
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening CuttingsJanuary 21, 2019
Pages
More
😷
Coronavirus Tips
😎
Summer Ideas!
🐛
Pest Control
🌻
Gardening
📓
Back to School Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-07-18 14:00:27 in 2 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Easily-Root-Flower-and-Tree-Cuttings-1.html

Add to PageAsk a Question