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Hardiness Zone: 6a
Barbara from Philadelphia, PA
Not only is it possible, but some varieties actually root quite easily.
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How do you get a cutting from a hibiscus limb to root? What are the best ways?
The best way to root a hibiscus plant is to take a cutting in the middle of the summer, but not late in the summer, when the branches are too hard to cut.
The cutting should be cut with a diagonal cut, since this helps the cutting to grow.
Do not use dirty pruning shears.
All leaves but the top two or three should be taken off of the cutting.
Dip the stem in honey and place in about 3 inches of water, that has one drop of peroxide in it. Change the water about once a week, and make sure the one drop of peroxide is added. These cuttings won't root in softened water. So if you have softened water, buy water in bottles to root the cutting in.
In 4 weeks there should be roots, beginning to grow, on the cutting. Don't try to transplant them while the roots are still white in color. Wait until they turn tan to plant them.
When you plant them in the ground, put some peat moss and sand, mixed together, into the dirt they are going to be planted in.
Here is a link that tells a lot of good information on propagating this type of plant:
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I would dip it in rooting hormone and then plant it.
How do I get new start hibiscus plants from current plant that comes back every year?
Hardiness Zone: 5a
By becky from IN
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Photo Description Recently, I read several ThriftyFun accounts of people rooting Hibiscus Moscheutos stem cuttings. I said to myself, 'Surely all these people can't be wrong'. So, I gave it another try. I covered the cuttings with a clear plastic dome to keep a high humidity level. I'm not so sure I did this, years ago. Anyway, I have successfully rooted four Hibiscus Moscheutos Luna Pink Swirl. A first for me. Rejoice with me, Y'all! And thanks to ThriftyFun for keeping this and lots of other important information, flowing!
Many years ago (more than I care to remember), I tried to root stem cuttings of Hibiscus Moscheutos. Every stem died. I blamed it on the stems being so young and tender. I gave up on the project, figuring it couldn't be done.
Recently, I read several ThriftyFun accounts of people rooting Hibiscus Moscheutos stem cuttings. I said to myself, 'Surely all these people can't be wrong'. So, I gave it another try. I covered the cuttings with a clear plastic dome to keep a high humidity level. I'm not so sure I did this, years ago.
Anyway, I have successfully rooted four Hibiscus Moscheutos Luna Pink Swirl. A first for me. Rejoice with me, Y'all!
And thanks to ThriftyFun for keeping this and lots of other important information, flowing!
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Cuttings are the method most commonly used by nurseries to propagate hibiscus. Some varieties tend to root more readily than others, so you might have to experiment to see what works best for yours. Here are some general guidelines:
Take cuttings from new growth in the spring or summer. The cuttings should be trimmed to about the length of a pencil, leaving 2-3 leaves at the top. Cut slits in one or two of the nodes (eyes) near the bottom of the cutting (this is where the roots will emerge). Dip the nodes in a rooting hormone and place the cuttings in a large pot filled with a moist, but well-drained, growing medium like perlite. Place several cuttings in the pot, as they tend to do better when grouped together.
Hibiscus cuttings prefer bottom heat and a humid environment. A water-filled tray placed under the pot is a good way to ensure that the growing medium stays moist. Just make sure the water covers the pot's drainage holes so it can wick up the moisture as necessary. Mist cuttings often and keep them in partial sun at temperatures of 70°F to 85°F. Cutting should root in 6-8 weeks.