Azalea Plants

Azalea Bush

Anonymous added on April 29, 2011 | Answered

How can I root a cutting from an azalea?

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Answered on April 30, 2011
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Answered on April 30, 2011

I am consistently taking cuttings from plants I wish I had myself. I make quite sure how to first cut properly depending on the type of plant as to NOT hurt the original mother shrub, bush flower, perennial, or any plant sample. Once I have read thoroughly on how to I then head out with pruners in hand and....a bottle of honey. That is right, bee made nature honey. For as soon as I make the cut I dapple honey over the cut part and then I dip my share of cutting in to the honey as well. Then I bring home and put in a like warm water glass in the window and watch them develop roots. As soon as I see about a half inch worth of roots depending on plant, others only quarter inch of roots fibers needed.I then plant into sterile clean potting soil as to avoid at all costs the spread of any unforeseen disease. After a week or two and the slapping is standing tall on it's own I then start to top off soil with a tad bit of compost. And continue for a least a month. Then it is ready for any container and hopes of a long and happy life.
Best of Luck,
Suzette trimmer

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