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04/05/2014 at 23:59
Hello I've bought two beautiful Osteospermum plants for my Grandad's grave. But before I put them on his grave and the rabbit feast on them, I'd like to take a few cuttings. How would I go about it? I'm confused as to where to make the cut as it seems a lot, if not all of the new shoots seems to have flowers or buds on them and I was told not to take cuttings from shoots which have flowers/buds? Any help would be much appreciated Cate
05/05/2014 at 06:42

Remove the buds with your finger and thumb, and take the cutting as normal.

05/05/2014 at 07:22

I took flowering cuttings off my osteospermums earlier last month I just took any flowers and buds off and they have rooted fine.

05/05/2014 at 07:59

Osteospermum cuttings are the easiest.

They often layer themselves but pin down a couple of "nicked" stems and cover with soil.  In a few weeks you,will have new plamts.  I find cuttings take froable every part of the plant.....half and half perlite and mpc is excellent.

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