Azeala's - Knowledgebase Question

Winter Haven, Fl
Question by phyllis2
March 27, 2010
How to propagate azeala's?


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Answer from NGA
March 27, 2010

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Take cuttings from existing plants from mid-July to mid-September. Make the cuttings in the morning when the plants have the most moisture.

Take the cutting from a pliable shoot that has mature leaves. Bend the shoot between your fingers and look for it to bounce back. If the shoot breaks, it is too young or too old.

Make the cut 3 to 6 inches long. Pull off any blossoms and leave only one set of leaves at the top of the shoot.

Dip the end of the shoot in rooting hormone powder. Shake off the excess powder.

Place the cuttings in a container filled with potting soil or seed starting mix. Choose a pot that has drainage holes in the bottom so the soil drains well. Place a tent of clear polyurethane plastic over the container, making sure that no plastic touches the cutting.

Place the container in a shaded part of the garden. Do not place the plant in direct sunlight.

Keep the potting soil moist and new growth should appear in about 6 weeks. When you see new growth, remove the plastic tent. New growth should appear in about 6 weeks.

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