Propogate - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by harvey21143
July 7, 2010
have a black lace plant. want to take a cutting and propogate. How can I be sucessful

Answer from NGA
July 7, 2010
Your black lace elderberry can be propagated by rooting tip cuttings or by the process of layering. Layering is the easiest of the two methods and is usually the most successful if you do not have experience in propagating plants. To do it, simply bend a branch down to the ground in a "U" shape. Loosen the soil where it touches the ground. Wound the branch a bit on the underside where it touches the soil, and bury that base of the U lightly allowing the growing tip to show above ground. Cover the buried section with several inches of organic mulch such as shredded bark and weight it down with a rock if needed. Water occasionally to keep it moist but not soggy and check periodically for roots. Once a nice set of roots has developed you can separate it from the mother plant. Good luck with your project!

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