Cannot propagate new guinea impatiens

VerdunVerdun Posts: 23,348
Usually I'm successful taking cuttings but......I cannot propagate my new Guinea impatiens. I remember someone saying a while back that he or she has successfully taken cuttings. Tried in water and in mpc but no luck. Was hoping for a good batch by now. Who's managed to propagate these plants?

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  • I have found that they take quite easily, I just pop them in a jam jar of water and 3 weeks later I had a nice set of roots.

  • Verdun hi to you, Cornwall is God's own county in my opinion and those of us lucky to live here should enjoy the opportunity to garden in a warmer manner.

    I cannot remember having any problems with the New Guineas, I did not do anything different from taking normal cuttings. Maybe I had a particularly virulent parent plant?

  • TootsietimTootsietim Posts: 176

    I have heard that some varieties are less prone to root than others and may need a little rooting hormone. A bit of bottom heat should also help.

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