Sunday, May 25, 2008

How to Propagate African Daisies

There's a wide variety of African daisies out there. Some are hybrids with flowers up to 4 inches in diameter. Mine has purple flowers.
Take a two-inch long cutting just below a leave node from a healthy, pest-free stem.
Remove the lower half leaves exposing the bare stem. Cut half of the remaining leaves.
Dip the end of the cutting in a rooting hormone.
Poke a hole big enough to insert your cutting into the potting mix. I use peat moss.
Insert the cutting into the potting mix.
Mist the cuttings to keep it moist and cover it with transparent plastic bag to keep the moisture in. Place them away from direct sunlight. Roots have formed when you see new leaf growths or give it a gentle tug.

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