Starting new shrub from establised hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

Angleton, Te
Question by peace_xox
August 2, 2009
My daughter has hibiscus that are 8-10' tall; she is moving and would like to take some with her. Is there a way to take a part or piece of it and start a new one?
Thanks so much
Terri Bailey

Answer from NGA
August 2, 2009


If digging the entire plant is not in her plans, your daughter can take stem cuttings and root them in moistened potting soil. Take a 4-6" stem with a healthy growing tip - preferably one that has not flowered - strip the lower leaves but leave the top leaves attached. Dip the cut end in rooting hormone and set it in a container of moistened potting soil so that one or two leaf nodes (leaf scars) are in the soil. You can set several cuttings in a single container. Keep the potting soil moist and the cuttings should root in 4-6 weeks. Good luck with the project!

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