Impatiens – Rooting Indoors

Q: On your website’s seasonal calendar for October you said to root impatiens indoors. How do you do this?

A: My grandmother always had impatiens rooting in the kitchen window in winter. Take 6 inch long cuttings from impatiens branches before frost and insert into a clear glass tumbler with three inches of water in it. Strip away any leaves that would be underwater. Roots will form underwater along the stems. When roots are an inch long, transplant each cutting into a small pot and grow indoors until spring.

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