How to Propagate Lavender Plants From Cuttings

Lavender plants are very easy to propagate by cutting. Growing lavender from cutting is easier than maintaining it from seed.

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Another advantage of growing lavender from cuttings is that the traits of the cuttings are expected to be similar to the parent.

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How to Propagate Lavender from Cuttings

Best Time

  • The best time is when the plants are active, i.e., early spring to late summer.
  • Wait for the plant to finish flowering.

Tools Needed

  • Sharp knife or razor.
  • Rooting hormone (liquid or powder in the form of plant cutting powder). You can also use some natural stimulants to stimulate root growth, such as using shallots that have been crushed and then applied to the stems to be planted.
  • Root soil consists of 60% pearlite or vermiculite, 30% peat (peat moss), and 10% bark. You can also buy nursery soil at a plant store. One of the important things in planting stem cuttings is that the soil used should not contain organic material. The soil should be sufficiently porous and easy to drain water.
  • Pot.

How to Plant Lavender Cuttings

  • To cut soft stems, click (cut) 3 to 4 inches from the end of the growing stem. Choose the soft part of the stem that changes color from green to brown.
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  • Reduce the number of leaves until about four leaves (my recommendation) are left to reduce evaporation.
  • Clean the bottom 2 inches of the cut.
  • Prepare the soil in a pot, then water the soil until the water reaches the bottom of the soil.
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  • If you want to use growth hormone, apply the hormone or powder to the part of the stem to be planted.
  • Plant the lower lavender stem about 2 inches deep into the soil.
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  • After planting, place it in a place that does not get direct sunlight but still gets light (bright), such as on a terrace or near a window. Keep the soil moist and not dry. However, also make sure the soil is not too wet.
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  • A consistent temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit or 21 degrees Celsius is recommended for optimal plant root growth.
  • The root growth process may take up to 4 weeks.
  • Water only the soil daily (1-2 times a day) to keep the soil moist. Don’t fertilize.
  • Check the condition of the roots after a few weeks (1-2 months) by gently digging up the surrounding soil and pulling the plant.
  • Once the plant is rooted and strong enough, you can move the lavender to a larger pot.
  • After that, do the regular maintenance of lavender like other young plants (read about how to grow lavender).

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