What you'll need to propagate lavender
• Rooting hormone powder
• Small pot
• Seed raising mix
A step-by-step guide to propagating lavender
Step 1 Choose non-flowering shoots that have a woody base but a soft, green tip. Gently pull a 10cm shoot to side and strip away from main plant, ensuring it has a heel (a strip of bark) attached. Trim with secateurs.
Step 2 Remove leaves at base of cutting and dip cutting into rooting hormone powder that’s suitable for semi-hardwood cuttings.
Step 3 Fill pot with seed raising mix. Using pencil, poke a shallow hole in top of mix and insert cutting. Repeat for each cutting. Firm cuttings into mix with your fingers and water. In cool or cold areas, cover pot with a clear plastic bag secured around rim with elastic band. You can skip this step if you live in an area with a warm, humid climate. Position pots on a warm windowsill and water when dry – take care not to overwater, as this will cause cuttings to rot.
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