Shrub veronica multiply with cuttings - how it works!

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If you want to propagate shrub veronica, this is best done with cuttings. How to proceed is shown in our step by step guide.

Propagate shrub veronica

The shrub veronica is becoming more and more popular in Germany, so it's no wonder that people are also thinking about the multiplication of small shrubs from New Zealand. Perhaps it is thought about a group planting, larger areas are planted or underplanted or higher growing species are cultivated as a hedge. There are many possibilities. Anyone who already has shrub veronica in his garden can easily reproduce it himself. The instructions for a successful propagation of shrub veronica, we would like to give you on the way below.

❶ How can the shrub veronica be propagated?

In the shrub veronica the cuttings propagation comes into consideration. This is a common and fairly simple method of plant propagation. Even inexperienced hobby gardeners can try it. Although there is no 100% guarantee that each cuttings will be a self-contained plant, it is easy to win several cuttings, so that the gardener's happiness will not be missed.

❷ When is the right time?

Cuttings can be obtained on frost-free days in winter, or even in late summer. It is particularly useful if the pruning is connected with the production of cuttings. Then distant shoot tips do not have to be disposed of, but can be used to grow new plants.

What is needed for the propagation of cuttings?

  • well-developed mother plant
  • sharp knife
  • planters
  • substratum

❸ How is the cutting cut?

First, young, not yet lignified shoots are selected. The cut is made below a node. A knot is a thickening under the leaves.

➞ Tip: The length of the cuttings depends on the plant variety. For the large-leaved and higher-growing varieties, the cuttings should have a length of about 15 centimeters. For low-growing and small-leaved varieties, a length of the cuttings of about five to seven centimeters is sufficient.

For cutting, use a sharp and germ-free cutting tool. If frayed edges are created, this makes the plant vulnerable to the ingress of germs and pest infestation. Knife or scissors can be disinfected with alcohol.

❹ How is the cuttings prepared for cultivation?

After cutting the cuttings, the interface should dry slightly. In the meantime, the leaves and any buds in the lower third of the Kopfstecklings can be removed. The area, which is later in the soil, should have no leaves, flowers or buds. This could promote decay processes.

➞ Tip: If you like, you can immerse the cuttings in rooting powder before planting. However, this is not explicitly necessary with the shrub veronica, as the plants rooted quickly without any assistance.

❺ How to plant the cuttings?

The hobby gardener should have small planters and potting soil ready. Suitable substrate is conventional seed soil, which is mixed with peat and sand or, alternatively, cactus soil. The planters are filled with the substrate and the cuttings are inserted with the lower, bare third in the plant pot.

❻ How to care for the planted cuttings?

The cuttings should be kept evenly moist. The moisture should not be too intense. If the planter is completely soaked, threatens the cuttings to rot. The cuttings are placed in a warm but not full sun. The soil temperature should be approximately 20 degrees.

➞ Tip: Since the shrub veronica does not require high germination temperatures and rooted quite quickly, covering the cuttings with a hood made of plastic or glass is not absolutely necessary. The desired high humidity can also be ensured by regular spraying.

❼ Pros and cons of cuttings propagation

"It is easy and uncomplicated to attract several young plants.
"Cuttings can be easily obtained as part of the pruning of the shrub veronica.
"The cuttings are easy to care for and rooted quite fast.
"The young plants can be placed in larger planters after just a few weeks.
"Cuttings can only be obtained from a sufficiently developed plant.
"Planters and cultivation soil are needed.
"Not all cuttings succeed rooting.
"The cuttings need to be watered regularly.
"It takes space to set up the planters.

❽ When did the propagation of the cuttings succeed?

Show first shoots on the cutting, can be assumed that a successful propagation. Whether the cuttings have already formed roots, the hobby gardener can verify by gently moving the cuttings back and forth and pulls on it. Does this resistance and can not simply lift from the ground, can be assumed that well-trained roots.

Verme Increase shrub veronica - step by step

  • Cut the cuttings
  • Remove leaves and buds in the lower third
  • Put cutlery in planter
  • Place planter bright but not full sun
  • Keep the cutting uniformly moist
  • After rooting put young plant in larger planter

❿ What about the young plants?

About eight weeks after potting the cuttings, the young plant may have developed so far that they can be repotted into a larger planter. Cuttings, which were cut in the summer, are left bright and cool for the winter and then put into the bed or the planter next spring. Cuttings cut in winter can be transplanted in spring.

➞ Tip: The plants are particularly attractive when several specimens are placed in a planter or if you decide in the bed for group planting.


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