Arabian Tea Jasmine - Knowledgebase Question

chicago, Il
Question by chiuonthis355
February 14, 2010
I was wondering how I can propagate an Arabian Tea Jasmine


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Answer from NGA
February 14, 2010

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Propagation is a lengthy process using cuttings which can take up to six months to root. Typical procedure includes taking a tip cutting from mature wood, using a rooting hormone, plunging it into a fast draining soil mix, and in a commercial setting, using mist to keep the humidity level up. At home, covering the pot with plastic wrap or a clear plastic dome works to maintain humidity. Place the cutting in a very bright location but keep it out of direct sun to prevent overheating and stress. Open the cover periodically to allow for some air exchange and to check the soil moisture level. In my experience, it seems easier to propagate the plant by layering. To do this, bend a branch downward in a "U" shape. Lightly wound the bottom of the U, remove any leaves there, and cover the bottom of the U with soil, being sure to bury at least one node. Leave the growing end or branch tip, several inches long, exposed. Weight it or pin it down if needed to keep it steady and under the soil level. Keep the soil evenly moist but not sopping wet and wait for roots to form. Once rooted, the new plant can be separated from the parent. Good luck with your jasmines.

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