Samstag, 2. September 2017

Gardener´s Propagation week September 2017: Pomegranate tree cutting

Dear readers,

it is gardener´s propagation week September and in my post I´d like to show you the plants I propagated through cuttings the last two months. This time, among others, I  tried myself in taking pomegranate tree cuttings for the first time and the results aren´t bad. I took three cuttings and two of them developed roots. I took 10 centimeter long cuttings, stuck them into rooting powder and put them into little plastic cups. When I take rose cuttings I always put plastic bags over the cuttings as they seem to root better if its humid, but for the pomegranate trees I didn´t use plastic bags. The pomegranate cuttings took about 6 weeks to root. 

I also took rose cuttings again this year and some develop roots, however my success rate is still low as most of the rose cuttings rot and die. I also rooted pelargonium cuttings and they seem super easy to root. Both the cuttings I took developed roots after just one or two weeks and one is even blooming now. Another plant I tried to propagate through cuttings is an oleander and it worked out too. I put the oleander cutting in a small vase with water and it rooted inside there in about three weeks. After rooting I planted the cutting into a plastic cup with soil. 

I think it is amazing how many plants can be easily propagated through cuttings.It is so exciting to try myself in taking cuttings from plants as I never know if it will work or not. It is such an  interesting process. As always, I would also like to encourage you, dear readers, to try yourself in taking cuttings. You will see, it is so much fun! You might even want to participate in Gardener´s Propagation week by writing a post about plants you propagate. If so, please share the link of your post in the comments.

Have a lovely week!
Best wishes, 

rooted cutting from a pomegranate tree

Cutting from a moss rose called Mme. Louis Lévêque, which I have been trying to propagate for so long now. I think this is about the tenth cutting I took of this rose and finally one cutting rooted. I am very happy about that. 

rooted pelargonium and oleander cutting


  1. Dear Lisa, I did not know about this propagation week! So it is time to make my rose cuttings. I think of trying to put the cutting into a potatoe. I have heard this works really good and I have some old potatoes in the cupboard. Did you ever try that? I will let you know if I am successful. Keep propagating, dividing and let your garden grow! Groetjes Hetty

  2. Pois é, assim se fazem lindas plantas! Algumas por estacaria e outras por sementes! Feliz semana! Cumprimentos


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