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Sedum/Hylotelephium 'cuttings'

ElothirElothir Posts: 94
Is it too late to start off some 'cuttings' from an Ice plant?

One of ours unfortunately got a bit crushed by something so there are some loose-ish stems lying around, and since I at least was wondering about maybe getting some more anyway I wondered if it's too late to really use them to at least try producing some roots?


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,044
    can't do any harm if they're damaged already. Some stick them straight into gritty compost, some leave them dry for 24 hours to let them callous over then pot them.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,025
    They're among the easiest plants to propogate. I do as @Hostafan1 describes - into gritty compost, A couple at the edges of a 3 inch pot works well, but bigger pots can be done too.
    Stick them somewhere sheltered and forget about them. Job done  :)
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  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,335
    Depends on the sedum really. A lot of the hylotelephium types are dying back to buds that have already formed so the stems and leaves are just going to dry out or turn to mush now. If your cutting has a bit of root though and still looks alive it still might make it. I planted some broken stems a couple of weeks ago in the greenhouse and they've formed roots and buds already. Like the others said though it never hurts to try.
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