plants from bouquets

Harshita Nersu asked 12 years ago

Hi Gerry, I bought a beautiful rose bouquet with lovely large Roses, is there a way i can make plant from its stems or any other way?what store bought bouquet flowers can be utilized to make plants? i have heard of leaf cutting, leaf petiole method to propagate new plants, what kind of plants can be made from this method?please advice. Thanks you for your time.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 2 years ago
It is sometimes possible to propagate shrubs from bouquets, especially easy with ivy, but possible with other plants too, including roses. The problem is that the roses often get exhausted by carrying the flower for a few days.

As soon as the flower begins to flag, cut the top off and make two cuttings of the stem, not trimming the base, because sometimes callusing will have started there.

Place  the cuttings in two parts peat/one part coarse sand mix in pots and cover with while polythene and place in a bright but not sunny place. Best done in summer. Watch for new growth on the stems and the first roots from the bottom of the pot before taking off polythene.