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TadsTads Posts: 210

Can I take cuttings now, from a well established plant?  & where do I cut, below a leaf joint?  Will I slip it into a glass of water til it roots, or plant direct into pot? And what soil, will Innes Seed compost be ok?

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  • Hi, depends what the plant is?  Any idea?



  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,657

    Tom,if you go to RHS Cuttings on the net you will get all the info for different types of cuttings,and how, and times to do them explained very simply 

  • TadsTads Posts: 210

    Oh, felt sure I had headed my enquiry, sori.

    Salvia "hotlips"



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,875

    You did Tads.

    But it only appears if you hover your cursor over the thread title. One of the oddities of the site. 

    I'd use something dryish and gritty for salvias. It's one of the few things I've had success with. I think I did them a little later in he summer when some wood had matured a bit. I did heel cuttings. But I'm sure someone who knows more than me will put you right

  • TadsTads Posts: 210

    thanx, perfect !



  • BerkleyBerkley Posts: 428
    I do them like Verdun - but have equal success if I start them off in a jar of water, through little holes in cling film and covered with a poly bag. I usually root five cuttings like this in a jam jar.
  • TadsTads Posts: 210

    Oh, thanx Berkley - 'kay, that's good, thankyou 



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