I visited the Philadelphia Flower Show this past March. While there, I purchased a French Lavender (Lavandula dentata) plant, also known as Fringed Lavender. I immediately fell in love with both the scent and the appearance of the lavender. I wanted to keep the plant indoors, within easy reach, to enjoy the fragrance throughout the day. I also knew it would thrive outdoors in the herb garden, but didn’t want to purchase more plants. I decided to attempt propagation and took four snips of it, hoping at least one would root for me.
My quick tip is the success that can be achieved using ordinary grocery packaging as mini greenhouses. These four pieces of lavender rooted easily enclosed in a muffin package. The clear bottom also allowed me to keep an eye on the success of the rootings. Oh Happy Day! All four cuttings rooted for me.
Give this technique a try. I used seed starter as my growing medium, moistened it, and just popped the cuttings in. If you try this technique, keep the cuttings in bright, but indirect light as they root.
7 thoughts on “Quick Tip – Tips on Thursday/Easy Rooting”
Spectacular!! I’m not so daring and rarely win, but I’m rooting for you!
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There you go again…rooting for me…you have a way with words. You are a master of creative writing.
Well, thanks. I love words, always have. That’s why I enjoy blogging so much. All the bloggers I read are exceptionally well-spoken (written). I wonder if there are many like me who much prefer to write than to tell a story in person. How do you feel?
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I am very quiet in life…except when my husband comes home, then I ramble on and on. I am much more well-written than spoken. I guess who I truly am comes out in my written words. Thanks so much Anne…my blogging friends are precious to me.
I ramble with family and friends, but in a gathering I am quiet. My voice is fairly soft, so people don’t hear me when I begin speaking. Once in a while I hold up my hand to get into the conversation!
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We are thinking of doing this with some tomatoes. Daughter has a large plant that could use some trimming.
Hi Onisha, A great idea…I often use trimmings for rooting.