Rooting An Oleander - Knowledgebase Question

Lancaster, TX
Question by ytandco
June 19, 1999
What is the best way to root Oleander cuttings?


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Answer from NGA
June 19, 1999

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If the oleander "mother plant" is on your property or if you otherwise have access to it, I would suggest you try air layering some new plants. Your success rate will be much higher with air layering than with rooting cuttings, and it is much easier to do. There is some great information detailing how to air layer at the following two sites:
http://www.prairienet.org/gard...
http://muextension.missouri.ed...

If you wish to make a larger number of new plants and/or do not have access to the "mother plant", you will need to root cuttings. I suggest you use semi-hardwood cuttings and dip them in a rooting hormone. A good web site for general directions is:
http://muextension.missouri.ed...

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