propagate Lavender plants
I got a bush of lavender and I want to cut stems from that bush to generate a new bush. Can you tell me how?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Propagating lavender takes patience!
Take your cuttings from the stems that are still green, not the woody stems.
Clean about 2 inches of stem of leaves and dip each stem into rooting hormone.
I like to make a tray of sand and perlite and place each cutting into the damp tray.
Keep damp and out of direct sunlight. I place them in a shady part of my garden.
After 6 weeks, tug the cuttings slightly--if they resist, gently remove them and pot into small starter pots in a good potting mix.
I have had some cuttings take up to 8 weeks to form tiny roots. Growing Lavender this way is tricky for me in my Zone 4, but I have had success and I love the process of making more plants this way.
Hope you enjoy it also!
Here is an article about growing lavender.