buddjlea buzz

hi everyone, i have taken cuttings of my buddjlea buzz, i have them on my window sill in the kitchen, what i need to know is, do i need to water them, and also, do i need to keep them indoors,


  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    hi christopher, thanks for advise,yes they are long flowering, and i had butterflies i have never had before, i got them from TM they are supposed to be small enough for large pots, but i think they will be better in the garden so i will move them next spring, the cuttings are for my family, thanks again

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 42,788

    Don't wish to disagree image, but I wouldn't keep buddliea cuttings indoors -  I think that outside in a sheltered spot or a coldframe would be better.  Keeping them indoors they'll put on lots of soft etiolated growth which will suffer when they are planted out. 

    Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. 
  • Gracie5Gracie5 Posts: 125

    I haven't taken any cuttings of my Buddleja buzz but I would treat them as any other Buddleja and take hardwood cuttings and place them outside.  I normally just place the cuttings around the side of a container that already has a plant growing. Leave alone until Spring when the cuttings should have taken.  I have three Buddleja buzz that are still in flower and the perfect size for a small garden, they have been so successful at attracting butterflies and other insects.  In fact I will go outside right now and take some cuttings and will look forward to seeing how they get on, next Spring image

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    Bit of a difference of opinion here so will just throw my hat into the ring-gardening is not an exact science after all

    If they are well rooted then a cold greenhouse or cold frame is a preferred option to keeping them in the warm indoors


  • Gracie5Gracie5 Posts: 125
    Christopher2 wrote (see)
    Some people can pull off a piece of plant, stick it in the ground and root it without any apparent "skill" or knowledge!

    Which is how a lot of buddleja cuttings are treated and with success image 

  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    hi gracie, hope i have took the cutting right, i have cut just below the leaf node, they are about 6inchs long, and ihave left a few new leaves on them, i also put them on the side of the pot, does that sound right?

  • Gracie5Gracie5 Posts: 125

    Yes, Lynne that should be ok. Just leave them outside and forget about them until Spring when they should start to show new leaves which means they have rooted.

  • lynne24lynne24 Posts: 121

    thanks gracie

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