Bougainvillea - Knowledgebase Question

Question by dcook75
July 15, 2007
I have heard that you can cut about 6 inches off from the end of a branch of Bougainvillea, stick it in potting soil and it will root out and make another Bougainvillea. Is this true and just how do you do it? I tried and it did not work.

Answer from NGA
July 15, 2007



You can root a bougainvillea from a cutting if you dip the cutting in rooting hormone and place it in a moist potting mix with a clear cover over it to hold in moisture. Put this somewhere with good bright light but not direct sun. Don't take the tender tip of a shoot but instead use a section back from the tip that is not so tender and succulent. The following web site has a section that offers more info on rooting cuttings.


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