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Can you propogate photinia and westingia plants

and i need tips on how to go about it and some reference details of cuttings etc

Flowers and Ornamentals • Plants

Dear Francis,

Softwood cuttings can be taken of westringea and diosma in spring. These cuttings are taken from the succulent new growth - select end growth 10mm or less in diameter. Trim the cutting 50mm to 150mm long, leaving 2 or 3 small leaves. Moisten the cutting and dip the end into Yates Cutting Powder. Shake off excess powder and plant into Yates Seed Raising Mix. Water daily and do not allow the mix to dry out. To maintain moisture, cover the pot of cuttings with a plastic bag but insert a wire frame to keep the plastic off the cuttings. Alternatively, a Yates Mini Greenhouse can be used. Keep in a well ventilated area out of direct sunlight. Semi hardwood cuttings can be taken of photinia and acacia in autumn. Follow the same propagation procedure but opt for growth with a darker green stem colour but not brown. These cuttings should not be sappy inside and the newest leaves should be fully opened. A terminal bud should also be present. Hope this info helps you to produce many new plants that you have propagated personally. Enjoy!



Answered: 29 May, 2019

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