Propagating Lantana - Knowledgebase Question

prattville, AL
Question by dellalansdel
June 13, 2005
Will lantana's sprout roots when a piece of the bush is put in water? And if so how long will it be before it roots and is ready to plant?


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Answer from NGA
June 13, 2005

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Lantana should be propagated in mid-summer from stem cuttings. Take 3-inch cuttings from non-flowering shoots. Strip off any leaves that may come in contact with the rooting medium. Dip the cut end in a rooting hormone and place each cutting in moistened potting soil. Cover the container with a plastic bag to help hold in moisture and set the container in a spot with bright light (but not direct sunlight). Your cutting should root in 2-3 weeks. When you see new growth emerging, uncover the container and place it in a brighter spot with filtered sunlight. When your new plants have two or three inches of new growth they should be well rooted and can be planted in the garden.

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