Reblooming from stem cuttings
Reblooming from stem cuttings is one of the easiest ways to grow a new plant. Cuttings are a great way to save money and to get plants that you may not be able to find at your local nursery. You can buy seeds from a variety of sources, most of which have vegetative or seedless varieties available. These seeds germinate easily and you’ll get 12–18 good growing weeks from just one plant in your home. First, take a quarter to a half of the cuttings and put the upper part into an empty 1 gallon baby food jar. Put the other quarter of the cuttings into a quart sized ziploc or large resealable food container.
Cover the cuttings with enough moist vermiculite or newspaper to keep the moisture level at around 60%. Let the jars sit out in a room that gets bright light for a couple of days before transferring them to an indoor planter. This is a slow process and may take anywhere from 6 to 10 weeks for your cuttings to reach fruition! Now that you’ve got the hectic life of a professional gardener under control, you might feel like you’ve exhausted the area around your home.
There’s quite a bit of room for creativity when it comes to growing cuttings indoors. The following ideas can either extend an existing space or create new spaces. You can add new cuttings to existing containers. You can also do this with a goal in mind. For example, this indoor plant propagation system will allow you to reposition annual and biennial plants inspired by specific seasons.
Mosaicism is a technique used to propagate a wide range of indoor and outdoor plants utilizing plants from species native to your area or character in your story. Code compliance is required for all such species to be reproduced indoors, but there are still many species available from which to choose. Full sun or partial light throughout the day is ideal.
4 Tips on how to overwinter mandevilla plants and rebloom them:
- Put your Mandevilla in a cool, dry place after the first frost.
- Keep it out of the sun.
- After a month or two, put the Mandevilla back outside in a shady area.
- Water it and keep it moist.
- Feed it every 2 or 3 days. 6. Keep it out of the direct sun.