Can you root gardenia cuttings?
Similarly one may ask, can gardenia cuttings be rooted in water?
While a moist, easy draining planting medium such as a mixture of sharp sand and peat moss is recommended by the University of Vermont, rooting with water alone also works effectively. Harvest a six-inch-long stem from your gardenia shrub with clean sharp secateurs.
Regarding this, how do you root gardenias in water?
To root them in water, you need clear glass or plastic bottles, scissors and paper towels.
- Choose the right cuttings. Gardenia stems for rooting should be 5 to 6 inches long and taken from the tip of a branch.
- Prepare the bottles.
- Prepare and insert the stems.
- Choose a suitable location.
- Plant the gardenias.
Honey Rooting Hormone Recipe
- Boil two cups of water.
- Add a tablespoon of organic honey (you can use processed if it's all you have).
- Mix together and let the solution cool to room temperature.
- When cool, dip your cuttings into the mixture and continue the propagating process.