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May 15, 2015 3:16 AM CST
|I live in N.Z. and would like to know when and how to take cuttings from chrysanthemums|
May 15, 2015 8:39 AM CST
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'When' - Spring in New Zealand (September/October?) is what they advise on New Zealand gardening sites. The Chrysanthemum plants benefit from a good 'haircut' or 'trimming' in the Spring to encourage a more bushy growth habit and more blooms; when you cut back the spring growth you can hopefully grow a new plant from each piece cut from the mother plant.
As for 'how' I usually use a cutting about 6" - 8" long, removing the lower leaves and remove the growing tip, dip into rooting hormone gel and place into damp vermiculite. Pretty good success rate using that method.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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