How to root Clematis cutting?

by Leenukka
My second year Clematis' new growth was destroyed in a storm, The main plant is now doing great. How would I root the clipping I took from it. New leaves are crowing, but no roots. Would it grow as Hydroponic? See photo
  8 answers
  • Maria Krisch Maria Krisch on Jul 21, 2017

    I would clip the vine and the woody piece off and allow the plant to grow the way it is. I don't know about water rooting clematis; but it should grow in soil pretty well.

  • Lyn15291588 Lyn15291588 on Jul 21, 2017

    Root tone is a powder you dip cuttings in to encourage root growth. The ingredient in that comes from willow's. If you have access to willow cut a piece and put it in with the vine. Good luck.

  • Terri Tipton Terri Tipton on Jul 21, 2017

    Have used willow cuttings for many cuttings. It works ! Amazing! My latest cuttings where hydrangeas. Many pretty white roots. Planted in soil in a pot. Growing very well. Also willow cuttings in a bucket of water over night. Used as liquid fertilizer for outside plants. Have fun.

  • Mary Murnane Mary Murnane on Jul 22, 2017

    Try putting the cuttings in honey.

  • Leenukka Leenukka on Jul 22, 2017

    Thank you for great answers! I had several cuttings, the others started well but died after I added little different plant-foods into the water. I will try to grow it in a pot of good soil, no problem since the mother-plant is doing great. My mother was a wizard with plants and I am now re-learning gardening. This road is quite a learning experience with some short-cuts through Hometalk community.

  • Maryl630 Maryl630 on Jul 22, 2017

    Thanks for asking. I have a clematis vine I would like to take a cutting from and root. Good luck to you and a big thank you to all who replied.

  • Lyn2398900 Lyn2398900 on Jul 22, 2017

    Experiment! It's fun and sometimes you will be surprised! Haven't tried my clematis, but now I will! I love Root Tone. My geranium cuttings grow into new plants so easy!

  • Susan K Mullins Susan K Mullins on Aug 05, 2017

    Root Tone works great 👍