Stem Cutting

What you need & How to do it


  • Sharp knife
  • Containers for potting up the cuttings
  • Potting mix
  • Rooting hormone

1. Cut off a section of a stem

Before cutting, make sure plant has grown to 3-6 inches long. Make a sharp cut and mash the stems to make it more difficult for the shoots to develop new roots.

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2. Remove the lower leaves

Clip the leaves on the lower half of the stem to have a bare stem to insert into potting mix. (Optional: dip the end of the stem in rooting hormone, which could help the cuttings root more quickly)

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3. Pot up your cutting

Pot up the cutting in a moist potting mix or sand. Keep the cutting humid by loosely wrapping it in a clear plastic or under a cloche. It may take about one- two months for the cuttings to root and establish to plant.

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