shrimp plant - Knowledgebase Question

baton rouge, la
Question by retire03reti
May 25, 2010
Can a shrimp plant be propogated if so how is this done?

Answer from NGA
May 25, 2010


Shrimp plant can be propagated in the late spring and early summer by semi-ripe cuttings.

Just cut off a non-flowering shoot with 3-4 leaves on the end of the shoot. Cut it just below a node. The cutting should be 3-4 inches long. Remove any leaves on the lowest third of the cutting. You can dip the base into a rooting hormone before you put in the potting mix but I'm not sure if that is necessary.

Your potting mixture can be either a moistened potting soil or a seed starting mix.

Put the container of cuttings in a shady spot outdoors. You'll know they've rooted when you begin to see new growth. At that time you can transplant them into individual pots or plant them in your garden.

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