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19/04/2013 at 20:18
Usually I'm successful taking cuttings but......I cannot propagate my new Guinea impatiens. I remember someone saying a while back that he or she has successfully taken cuttings. Tried in water and in mpc but no luck. Was hoping for a good batch by now. Who's managed to propagate these plants?
20/04/2013 at 09:39

I have found that they take quite easily, I just pop them in a jam jar of water and 3 weeks later I had a nice set of roots.

20/04/2013 at 13:47
Hiya. Cris
Just posted to another Cornish guy on the forum.....we are taking over!
I tried but just can't do it.
Do they take well in pots of compost after?
Will try again. Thanks
20/04/2013 at 15:15

Verdun hi to you, Cornwall is God's own county in my opinion and those of us lucky to live here should enjoy the opportunity to garden in a warmer manner.

I cannot remember having any problems with the New Guineas, I did not do anything different from taking normal cuttings. Maybe I had a particularly virulent parent plant?

20/04/2013 at 19:37

I have heard that some varieties are less prone to root than others and may need a little rooting hormone. A bit of bottom heat should also help.

20/04/2013 at 22:00
I do sit on the radiator when I take the cuttings
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