Can you start a 2nd tree from suckers of above ground growth? How do you do this, as I've tried with rooting powder and really good soil to no success. Advice, please?
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Yes, you can. Make sure your cutting utensil is clean and sharp. Remove softwood stems at the nodes. You want your cuttings to be between 4 and 6 inches ideally. Strip the leaves from the lower half and dip the end in your growth hormone. Peat moss and soil (heavy on the peat) make an excellent media for propagating. Moisten your soil mixture and use a pencil or another stick to poke holes so your growth hormone stays intact. Place each stem in the holes. Put the container where it will receive indirect light. Make sure to maintain a moist soil (not drenched and not dry). Check for rooting in about 2 months then pot up each Hawthorne individually when roots are at least 2 inches long. Hope this helps. Good Luck!