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Not at this time of year! Wait until the summer, then cut 5" non-flowering stem tips, cut them back to 4" and remove the bottom leaves. Dip them into rooting powder and dibble them into pots - round the edge. If you can give them some bottom heat in a propagator, that will help, otherwise, tie a plastic bag supported on sticks over the top - and wait until the roots appear. Take the bag off occasionally and wipe off the moisture.

Pot them up individually once they have a decent set of roots.

23 Jan, 2010


These are very easy. Use a non flowering stem. cut about a 3" long stem, pull the lower leaves off leaving about 4-6 leaves at the tip. Push into a good all purpose compost and keep well lit and lightly watered. At this time of year they will need gentle bottom heat so a propagoator or a warm room. You can use rooting powder too if you wish to. I usually put 4-6 in a 3" diameter pot.

23 Jan, 2010


Well, Sbg - we seem to agree mostly - but I still wouldn't do it at this time of year - better in the summer. :-)))

23 Jan, 2010


yes i agree but i did do some today as i hacked one back and couldnt just through it all away.

23 Jan, 2010


I'd do that as well! Waste not, want not.

23 Jan, 2010


drives hubby mad even more pots. but i call it insurance.

24 Jan, 2010

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