This article describes how to propagate lavender from cuttings. The project doesn’t demand any special tools, and it is simple enough for a beginner.
The Lavender plant is the most gorgeous and fragrant plants you can grow, and today we’re going to teach you how you can grow the lavender plant from cuttings! One of the simplest techniques to propagate the lavender is by taking cuttings – and the most suitable time to take cuttings is after the flowering when you give giving the plant a light trim. Growing lavender from seed can be a bit tricky, but once it appears, it is easy to grow from cuttings! Lavender plants are lovely in any garden or pot, plus they have a multitude of uses and benefits! If you want to grow lavender from seeds a detailed article is here HOW TO GROW LAVENDER FROM SEED.
PROPAGATING LAVENDER PLANTS
You can start with lavender from hard or softwood cuttings. The softwood cuttings are removed from the soft and flexible tips of the new growth. Hardwood is thicker than softwood and resists flexible. It can break if you force.
WHEN TO PROPAGATE LAVENDER
The best time to propagate lavender is mid-late summer, during the active growing season when it is hot and humid outside.
If you cut the cuttings too late in the summer or fall, when the plant begins to dormant for the winter, they may not take root.
3 STEPS, HOW TO PROPAGATE LAVENDER FROM CUTTINGS
Gather your supplies
STEP 1: CUT THE STEMS
Start with an existing lavender plant and make sure it’s healthy! Use a knife to cut a 3 to 4-inch stem from the bottom. Make sure that the stem has no buds and that the colour is healthy. Remove the lower leaves of the stalk and cut a small lower part with a knife.
STEP 2: POSITION THE CUTS
Plant the lavender cuttings, container, pot or directly in the garden. Make sure the soil contains good quality, well-draining soil. Place the pot in a sunny area, watering the cuttings it regularly. Once a week, fertilize it using an organic flower fertilizer.
STEP 3: CARE
Continue to monitor the lavender cuttings. Always make assured the soil is moist, but also take care not to overwater the plant.
Within about two months, your lavender cuttings should grow into beautifully scented lavender blossoms!
So now you know, how to propagate lavender from cuttings, so time to roll up your sleeves and start planting happily!