What am I doing wrong with penstemon cuttings?
Andy Leeds Posts: 518
Took a few cuttings of penstemon (pensham Laura and white bedder) a few weeks back, into a 50/50 mix of cutting compost/perlite. Some died so removed them and took a few more. Looks like just one doing 'OK'.
I 'misted' them every other day, they are in a garage with a south facing window, so not loads of light but not bad.
Salvia cuttings I took early last week seem to all be doing ok so far (two left hand pots).
I thought penstemon were supposed to be really easy ????????.
Didn't cover them at all V - thought with the south facing window another layer may roast them...
I'll take some more cuttings and treat them meaner (water-wise).
Dont tell anyone else I can't even get penstemon cuttings to grow....shhhhhh ?
Andy, try a dab of custard powder on each cut end.
You are not alone Andy! I've had better luck on my 2nd attempt by rooting them in jars of water.
Will do... Should I cover the salvia too? Is it only until they root and then pot up separately?