How To Grow Coleus from Cuttings: Great idea for propagating

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How To Grow Coleus from Cuttings

By Onewish1
July 16, 2011

Coleus are one of the easiest plants to grow from cuttings. With a few simple steps and minor after-care, you can grow wonderful plants that will give you months of pleasure.

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jul 15, 2011 8:57 PM CST
I always place my cuttings in water to root. You have shown me a way to get a lot more plants from one cutting!
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 22, 2011 5:53 AM CST
I have lost so many with water.. I would rather use soil or an equivalent
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jul 22, 2011 6:14 AM CST
I've lost most in water, too. But I rarely have one fail to root in potting mix.

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Onewish1
Jul 22, 2011 6:18 AM CST
I agree
Name: Pippi21
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Pippi21
Sep 2, 2011 7:38 AM CST
Normally, I use the powdered Rootone when I try to root a plant. On one of the websites, think it was WhiteFlowerFarm, I think the horticulturist mentioned that she used a liquid rooting solution. I tried to read the name off the container but couldn't read it. Do any of you use a liquid, and if so, what is brand and name of it? Do you think that if I called WFF that they would tell me the name/brand of what they use? Liquid or gel seems a lot simpler than the powdered Rootone.
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Onewish1
Sep 2, 2011 7:29 PM CST
oh geeze.. I bought a liquid rooting hormone a few years ago in a co-op and don't know the name.. it was a concentrate that you can change the strength depending on what you are rooting.. and it's only good for 10 hours after diluting it or something like that.. I used a teaspoon and used a 1 to 10 ratio for the coleus.. stuff is going to last me forever .. will see if I can find it

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