Rose of Sharon Plant Cuttings – Tips On Taking Cuttings From Rose Of Sharon
The following are some tips on taking cuttings from rose of sharon plant:
1) Do not use any other kind of soil than regular potting mix.
Mix it with the right amount of water and add a little bit at a time until the mixture becomes thick enough to hold your cutting in place.
2) Use a sharp knife or scissors to remove the top 2 inches of soil from the stem.
Then carefully pry up the stem with your fingers. You will see a small hole where you need to insert your cutting tool.
3) When inserting the cutting tool into the hole, make sure that you do not damage any part of the root system (roots may be visible).
If necessary, pull out all of them using tweezers and replace them in their original position.
4) Once you have inserted the cutting tool into the hole, push down gently with your thumb to force air through it.
This will cause the roots to expand and take up most of the space inside. They will then start growing around the new cuttings. Keep pushing until they reach their final size.
5) Place the newly created cutting in a sheltered spot and keep watering it using light water.
Spray or mist it with water until it drains properly from the bottom of the pot. This will help the roots grow faster.
Once you have transplanted your rose of sharon cutting, place it in a sunny location like your garden. The more sunlight it gets, the more flowers and growth it produces. If your cutting has not taken root properly, the tree will do its best to seal the damaged area. It typically takes 1-2 months for it to completely heal.
Please note that most of the healthiest cuttings will take root within the first month. Do not leave a cutting in soil for more than 2 months after you have transplanted it, or else it will start to rot. These are all the steps you need to follow when growing a rose of sharon tree from a cutting. I hope you find it useful and that you manage to create the garden of your dreams!
If you are interested to learn more on this subject, we recommend the following books: The Encyclopedia Of Ornamentals (From the Editors of Clayworth Magazine) and Ornamental Grasses (A Gardener’s Guide to Growing & Maintenance).
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