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Easy cuttings

Postby Kieran F » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:43 pm

could someone let me know of an easy plant to take cuttings from , that strike fast and have a very high strike rate?
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Re: Easy cuttings

Postby orchid40 » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:56 pm

Fuschias are easy, Impatiens in warmer weather, Lavender, Salvia to name but a few :)
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Re: Easy cuttings

Postby Kieran F » Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:01 pm

could you guestimate how long they would take to strike?
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Re: Easy cuttings

Postby rosie » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:01 am

Hi Kieran, Golden Duranta are quick and easy (2-3 weeks and they have roots) I've found gardenias give me a good strike rate (some with roots in 3-4) buxus and murraya can take ages, Oleanders and hydrangeas are quick, It depends on the weather, they strike faster in warmer more humid weather
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Re: Easy cuttings

Postby Krystal » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:40 am

Not sure how long it takes but begonias are really easy! You just break a bit off and stick it in some dirt :) If I can grow that, anyone can! You can also cut the tops off lucky bamboo and sit them in water until they root. Or succulents - take a leaf or cutting let it callous(sp?) then stick it in dirt - I even forgot about a leaf for a few weeks and found it the other day with roots so I stuck it some dirt. I don't know the names of others that I have tried sorry.
I am trying a mulberry cutting in water at the moment, a week later and it still doesn't have roots. Not sure if I should have waited until it finished fruiting though :oops:
You could always pull the top out of a pineapple :) Tastes so yummy when you grow it yourself :D
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Re: Easy cuttings

Postby Tropicgardener » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:45 am

Cordylines (fruticosa and some of the natives), most Dracaenas, Costus (ginger), Zingiber (beehive ginger), Hoya, Rhoeo, Crotons are just a few that are very easy to strike in the warmer months.
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Re: Easy cuttings

Postby Kieran F » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:15 pm

thanks for the input, i also have a greenhouse so it aught to shave some time off the striking
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Re: Easy cuttings

Postby midgin » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:31 pm

The easiest of easy of all plants are Coleus, break a bit off, strip off the excess leaves, place in soil. Bingo..
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Re: Easy cuttings

Postby ollie boy » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:00 am

frangapannis are easy to, just let em callous over.
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Re: Easy cuttings

Postby Pam » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:55 pm

Michaelmas daisies, impatiens, orthosiphon (cat's whiskers), iresine and the various native plectranthus are a few others that come to mind.
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