Ivy cutting?

eileen_plantsNovember 7, 2006

Quick question, please - can I get an ivy cutting to root in a glass of water? In a small pot of soil? In the past, I've tried everything to get pothos cuttings to take in a pot of soil with rooting hormone, but the only way I can do this is to put them in water first. Back to the ivy - any ideas? It is not a trailing ivy, I think its Algerian ivy, its growing upright, at least for now. Thanks alot!

Eileen

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GrowHappy(z7 MD)

Hi Eileen,

Here is a link that you may find very helpful in your efforts. Good Luck and let us know how it all turns out?

GH

Here is a link that might be useful: Propagating Cuttings

    Bookmark   November 8, 2006 at 10:15AM
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eileen_plants

GH, thank you very much for the link, it answered every question I had! I bookmarked the page for future reference and have followed the instructions given for my ivy cutting, which they said is easy to propagate by cuttings...thanks again!

Eileen

    Bookmark   November 8, 2006 at 1:25PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Good link, gh! Eileen, once you learn some of the 'secrets' of plant propagation, you'll understand how easy it really it. To be successful, I mean! ;-)

It's always better for the plant if they begin their new life in a solid rooting medium of some sort, rather than water. Yes, most plants are happy to root in water and we get satisfaction by being able to witness the procedure, but it's a struggle for the plant when you transplant those water roots to the soil.

Here's another good link for you. Truthfully, there are lots of 'right' ways to propagate our plants. Do some more reading on your own.

(Don't be discouraged if your cuttings don't 'take' at this time of year. Mid- to late spring is probably the best time for this plant.)

Here is a link that might be useful: Click here for some more good info!

    Bookmark   November 8, 2006 at 1:44PM
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eileen_plants

Thank you for the link and the excellent advice, Rhizo - I had the cutting in water, but after reading the link, and heeding your advice about water roots, have decided to pot it in a small clay pot with a mix of sand and peat moss (as per the link). They gave several alternatives for potting medium - hope I am on the right track with this mix! I'll hope for the best, but you are right, Rhizo, this is not the best time of year for a cutting to take. I was pruning the plant and just couldn't resist. The links provided have been terrific and I will do some internet research to find more of them on my own- much appreciated!

Eileen

    Bookmark   November 8, 2006 at 5:17PM
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