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How to take viola cuttings

Violas are easy to propagate by taking cuttings – we show you how.

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One of the easiest ways to propagate violas, aside from sowing or dividing them, is to take cuttings.

Taking cuttings also guarantees that you’ll get identical plants to the original, as most varieties won’t come true from saved seeds. Cuttings tend to be easy to root, taken either in spring from vigorous young plants or later in summer when established plants are growing back again, having been cut back and tidied up.

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