Asked on Jul 4, 2019

Can I take clippings from my jasmine plant to re-root and plant?

Betty Albright-BistrowJohnavallance82Lynn Sorrell


Can I take clippings from my jasmine plant to re-root and plant?

4 answers
  • Absolutely! Get some rooting hormone from any home improvement center or nursery to speed the process up. This site will provide further detail!

  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Jul 4, 2019

    Jasmine....propagated by taking semi-hardwood cuttings in summer. Cut a 10- to 12-inch length of vine from a vigorous star jasmine plant. Use clean pruners or a sharp knife to make the cut just below a node, which is a small swelling where a leaf or bud emerges. Divide the vine into 3- to 4-inch stems, with each cut just below a node.

    I have attached some additional hints and references below that cover all steps of softwood and semi-hardwood propagation and that also include more detail about what type of planting medium and containers that you can use.

    A Few Hints for Successful Propagation:Cutting materials should be free from pest and disease, young and succulent, and preferably not flowering. Tip cuttings should be able to bend but not break.

    The cuttings should be dipped into a rooting hormone for inducement to produce roots. Examples of the types of rooting hormones available are Hormex (powder) and Dip n Grow (Liquid). Independent nurseries usually carry these products, and they are also available online (e.g., Amazon, etc.). Low strength hormones should be used for your cuttings. Using too high a concentration of hormone solution will cause the cutting to fail rather than increase the rooting ability. This is where more is not better.

    After cuttings have rooted (generally two to three weeks) they can be moved into a pot with a good garden loam mix. In transplanting cuttings, be careful of their roots. Lift cuttings from their tray by using a fork or a pencil or anything which can be put below to loosen and lift them without disturbing the roots excessively.

    Keep the cuttings in a shaded area, and water regularly. Once their roots have filled out the pot (anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 weeks) they can then be planted into the ground., but will require extra watering and attention for the first several months

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jul 5, 2019

    HELLO THERE, NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO DO IT. Use Hormone powder too.

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