Propagating Lantana - Knowledgebase Question

prattville, AL
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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?

Answer from NGA
June 13, 2005
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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