Sunday, October 14, 2007

How to Propagate: Coleus

Here are cuttings I took this morning. They're about 4-6 inches long.
I've got several varieties of coleus (sorry I don't know their exact names.)
I like coleus for it's colorful foliage.
The one on the right has burgundy foliage and on the left has the yellow streak.
Burgundy Coleus
This is also different from the ones above.
How to Propagate Coleus? Find a stem -- with leaves -- that's 4" to 6" long. Cut through the stem below the point where two leaves join it; then remove the bottom two or four leaves (this is where the root will form). Place it in a clear-glass container filled with water, and in about four weeks white roots will appear. At that point, plant it in soil and watch it grow.

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