Plant Propagation from Cuttings

Today I'm diving into the topic of plant propagation through cuttings.

In the video above we take a look at tropical cotton (genus: Albutilon). As you see, the flower is the most obvious feature but upon closer inspection there is no obvious seed. This suggests that we do not propagate via seed. The next question "Are you woody and upright?" is a resounding yes! Cuttings are the preferred method of many, but not all, woody and upright plants. It generally does not work well with trees or other plants with a lot of bark. Bushes and shrubs and likely candidates, and a sure sign that a plant will stick via cutting is milky sap. Most vines will also take via cutting as well. Now, go forth and propagate!

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