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Name: piegirl
6a Midwest
piegirl25
Aug 30, 2019 5:07 PM CST
What plants propagate easily? Can someone give me a short list? Thanks :)
Name: Steve
Port Orchard, WA (Zone 8b)
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Sep 1, 2019 8:35 PM CST
Started in water, then transplanted into potting mix after roots form--Mexican orange, some willows, hydrangea, fuchsia.
Root cuttings when small plants have started--lilac, smoke tree.
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Sep 1, 2019 8:38 PM CST
I propagate Ficus, begonias, adeniums, crown of thorns, geraniums, episcias, african violets, hibiscus, plumerias and more.
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Name: stone
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stone
Sep 4, 2019 1:29 PM CST
Are you interested in cuttings? growing from seed?

I don't start cuttings in water... starting in damp sand works far better for me.

things like rosemary, rose of sharon, even rambling roses readily root in sand...

How about brugmansia? I take cuttings in autumn and pot up in sand, and then leave them in a dark place until spring... when I move the container outside... set new plants out of container when they get too large for the pot.

lot of annuals grow nicely from some very large seeds... like corn, squash and beans...
or cosmos, marigolds, zinnias.

Really can't give you a short list... there's a lot of easily propagated garden plants.
Name: Daniel Erdy
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 6, 2019 8:55 PM CST
I agree What are you trying to do? Grow things from seeds, root cuttings, graft, layer, tissue cultures, ect? There are many forms of propagation.
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Name: piegirl
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piegirl25
Sep 9, 2019 9:12 PM CST
Just cuttings, more specifically succulents
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 9, 2019 9:20 PM CST
I don't grow succulents besides sedums and sempervivums.Sedums root super easily and with semps you just stick an offset aka a chick in another pot and in a week you have a new plant. If you was trying to root cuttings from edibles like fruiting trees and shrubs I'd be of more assistance but I never got into the world of succulents. There are a ton of members on here however that are so I'm sure someone will chime in. Thumbs up
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Name: piegirl
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piegirl25
Sep 10, 2019 3:39 PM CST
How do you root cuttings from fruit trees? I have a little baby lemon tree.
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ediblelandscapingsc
Sep 10, 2019 5:59 PM CST
Citrus cuttings do not root as easy as some plants but it can be done. Revove a cutting about 6 inches long and remove all the foliage except the top 2 leaves. Cut those 2 leaves in half and dip the cutting in some rooting hormone. Stick your cuttings in a potting mix amended with sand and cover the cutting with some type of himidity chamber/ dome to avoid transpertation. In a few weeks you should see the cutting starting to perk up and put out growth. At this time you will need to slowly introduce them to a less humid environment. Key word Slowly!
Citrus isn't rooted as much as it was in the 60's and 70's now most people graft them on flying dragon for it's dwarfing capabilities.
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Oct 26, 2019 10:00 PM CST
piegirl25 said:Just cuttings, more specifically succulents


Some easy ones to propagate from stem cuttings here are
Crassula ovata (jade)
Crassula tetragona
Crassula perforata
Portulacaria afra (elephant bush)
Aeonium (most varieties) this time of year
Graptopetalum paraguayense
Sedum morganianum & burrito
Many small aloes

From leaves: Jade, Graptopetalum, fat-leaved Sedum, Echeveria
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Name: piegirl
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Oct 27, 2019 3:47 PM CST
I'm trying to propagating this fallen succulent leaf, do you guys think it'll work? It has a small brown nub coming out the end. Also what type of succulent is it?
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Oct 27, 2019 4:07 PM CST
Looks like it could be a Jade plant?
Normally, I just lay them on soil until callused, and roots emerge. Never tried them in water...
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Oct 27, 2019 4:10 PM CST
Yes, lay the leaf on top of soil to get it to root.

The thread "Succulent propagation" in Cactus and Succulents forum
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terrafirma
Oct 27, 2019 4:12 PM CST
I would think that in water, it would just rot.
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Mariedorer
Oct 27, 2019 4:17 PM CST
Kalanchoe propagate very easily. Just cut and place it in right in your potting mix. Super super easy!

In my experience the easier ones for me are pothos, monstera and most hoya (although some hoya are very slow to grow). Good luck with your adventures!
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Baja_Costero
Oct 27, 2019 4:32 PM CST
terrafirma said:I would think that in water, it would just rot.


That would be my expectation as well, but actually some leaves will root in water... in any case, the odds of success are probably way higher rooting on soil. That's how this procedure is usually done at larger scale, and how I always do it.

The plastic wrapping is not helping anything, though. The place where all the action will occur is at the very base of the leaf, both the roots and the new rosette(s) you would like to sprout there. That area is experiencing 100% humidity and zero air flow, conditions generally conducive to the growth of harmful microorganisms.
Name: piegirl
6a Midwest
piegirl25
Oct 27, 2019 5:53 PM CST
Thank you all for answering, I'll make sure to put it in moist soil instead! Hopefully it grows!
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terrafirma
Oct 27, 2019 6:23 PM CST
Good luck! And let us know how it goes! Thumbs up
Name: piegirl
6a Midwest
piegirl25
Nov 3, 2019 5:58 PM CST
Unfortunately, I had to throw it away because it started to rot at the bottom but luckily I have a Pothos, which I heard easily propagates
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tarev
Nov 4, 2019 6:03 PM CST
Yes pothos is way easier to propagate. I just stick a part of the stem with leaf in water, or to avoid having to change water often, I just use water gel beads.

As to your succulent that failed, just take it as a learning curve. It would have been best if it was just left on top of dry media to root. There are some succulents that will really hate sitting in water especially if it is still waiting to form roots, while there are some that can adjust to it. It is not the same across the board with all succulents.

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