Azalea - Start new plant? - Knowledgebase Question

Rancho Murieta, Ca
Question by lucille3
March 10, 2010
2 small branches were broke off of an azalea plant. Can I put in dirt to start another plant?? Or how to root them first??

Answer from NGA
March 10, 2010


If the branches are woody they probably won't root for you but if they are green and supple, they might. First cut the bottom ends so they are straight across and not splintered. Then dip the cut ends into rooting hormone and set them in a container of moistened potting soil. Keep the soil moist but not soggy wet. If they root you will see new leaves appearing on the branches. If that happens you can plant them in your garden. Good luck with your project!

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