Plants that root in water

B3B3 Posts: 7,026

This year, I discovered how easily penstemons root in water.

A few weeks ago, I took some more cuttings. I rooted them and potted them up.

One looked a bit more whispy than the others and  a few buds had developed. I planted them out a few days ago and lo and behold - a white gaura!

So that's two kinds. I've seen on another post that coleus roots and I know busy lizzies will root.

In my experience, dianthus and geraniums won't.

Can anyone add to my list of rooters?

In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 49,295

    Hydrangea will, sometimes roses too. 

    Willows of all sorts will  

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 49,295

    Mint will and I suspect most of it's relatives will too. Worth trying. 

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  • B3B3 Posts: 7,026

    Have all apart from willow. Will give them a go and report. Thanks.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,201

    At the opposite end of the spectrum , we used to root imported Copipoas from Chile by this method ; plants suspended in large jars of water , just above the surface . Reacting to the moisture , adventitious roots would develop over the weeks , which would then be grown on using a hydroponic method in coarse sand and gravel , fed with liquid nutrients . Inert growing mediums much reduced the risk of fungal or bacterial infection from organic composts .

  • B3B3 Posts: 7,026

    Spelling? Predictive text? Can t find plant on Google.image 

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • OnopordumOnopordum Posts: 390

    Copiapoa

  • B3B3 Posts: 7,026

    Thanks Oimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,201

    Copiapoa ; genus of cacti predominantly from Chile . (Apologies for the spelling error) image

  • IamweedyIamweedy Cheshire East. Posts: 1,214

    Buddleia, Fuschia, Geraniums root extremely easily  in jam  jars on the window ledge.   There are probably a lot more. Then you have the issue  of having more than you need and have to think about  throwing away viable plants.

    If your have enough "heeled" cuttings  just try and see what happens.




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  • BobFlannigonBobFlannigon Posts: 531

    Rosemary will.

    Lavender doesn't seem to.  Nor does Euonymous.

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