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A young plant cultivated from seed (not from a cutting).
The practice of cutting a plant down to ground level to encourage new growth.
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A leaf that has a distinctively square end, which may give the appearance of having been cut off.
good sharp knife. Plastic potsSeed/cuttings compostKnifePlantScissorsJune - July20 minutes to take the cuttingsSelect a young, healthy looking, medium-sized leaf. Remove it from the main crown of the plant using scissors or a sharp knife.Use a clean
This technique encourages the production of roots from a stem in order to propagate a plant. Usually involves making a shallow cut in the stem and surrounding it with a sleeve of polythene, which is taped above and below the cut and packed
Find out how to prepare brugmansia for the winter, by following Chris Beardshaw's video guide, including advice on how to take cuttings after moving the plant into a frost-free greenhouse.autumnMore advice on propagating plantsHow to take root
Sharp sandKnife or secateursRooting hormone (optional)September 20 minutesSelect healthy, squat and fat shoots. Remove them from the parent plant by cutting immediately above a bud.Remove flower buds and lower leaves from the bottom half of each cutting
Take cuttings from pelargoniums and fuchsias Repot rooted cuttings into containers a size larger, to prevent them from becoming pot-boundCheck plants regularly for signs of pestsPinch out the tips of rooted cuttings to encourage bushy plants
boardPotsFree-draining compost, equal parts multi-purpose and perliteClear polythene bagsJune - September1 hourRemove a healthy leaf, lay it on the cutting board and, using a clean, sharp knife, cut it into pieces the size of a large stamp. Each portion