The Q&A Archives: Gardenia Propagation

Question: What is the proper way to propagate a gardenia?

Answer: Gardenias are best propagated by cuttings. Take 3-5 inch long cuttings from terminal shoots now, dip them in rooting hormone powder and plant them in a pot filled with sand or potting soil. Keep the soil warm (75F)and moist for quickest rooting. In about 4-6 weeks the cuttings will have rooted enough to be planted.

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