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Question: How do I cut off some of my jasmine so a friend can plant it? Does it need roots? Do I put the clippings in water? Do I dig down and break off some of the root?
Please help! She wants some really bad.

Answer: Connie,

You can root the clippings but it is better done in potting soil than in water. Roots formed in water generally die if moved to soil. I suggest bending a section of a vine to wound the tissues and then burying the wounded part about two inches below the soil surface. Keep that soil moist and it will form roots there in a 2 or 3 weeks. Then you can cut the plant away from the "mother plant" and then dig and transplant it.

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