Plant Propagation Day

Plant Propagation Day

At some point in your gardening journey, you will find yourself propagating plants. I find myself either planting seeds, propagating leaves, stems, cuttings, rhizomes, bulbs, tubers etc. Methods of propagation vary per specie of plant

Plant propagation can be classed into

  • Sexual Propagation ( planting seeds)
  • Asexual Propagation (cuttings, layering, division, budding and grafting)

I’d be showing some plants i propagated in the garden today by cuttings.

I prefer to start my cuttings in compost, then i keep them away from direct sunlight, and place in a positon in the garden that will give them just the right amount of humidity required

To encourage your cuttings to root, you can apply rooting hormone, honey or cinnamon to the exposed stump before sticking in soil or water

Dieffenbachia, Aglaonema stem cuttings
Sansevieria can be propagated by leaf cutting, separating suckers, stem stumps
Leave cutting of Begonias, Sansevieria, Echeveria and Sedum
Pereskia Bleo Plant, propagated in i stuck the roots in water for two weeks, till proper roots appeared before potting in soil
Cuttings stuck in compost soil, the succulent and sansevieria leaves are placed on the soil until the ends are calloused, then they will be misted once a well to trigger new growth.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s