Saturday, April 12, 2008

How to Propagate Impatiens

Cuttings are taken early spring or autumn. You need a pruner and a glass jar.
Cuttings are about 2-3 inches long. Pick the best stem and make a cut just below a node.
Remove any extra leaves leaving just a few (3-4) at the top. Remove any flower or flower buds if there are any. You want all it's energy into making roots and not foliage or flowers.
Put it in a jar of plain water and make sure the leaves don't touch the water.
Keep it in a bright location away from direct sunlight. In a few weeks it'll root and ready to pot.

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