Pomegranate Bush – Propagating Cuttings

propagate cuttings

Q: Please advise how to take cuttings from an old pomegranate bush to plant at our new house.

A: Take several six-inch cuttings from your plant. There should be three to five leaves on one end. Dip the end of each cutting into powdered rooting hormone. Stick each cutting into a four-inch pot filled with moist potting soil designed for growing cactus. Envelope each pot and cutting in a zip-seal plastic bag and put them in a spot outdoors that gets bright shade but never full sun. They should root in eight weeks. Fertilize with half-strength houseplant fertilizer and remove the plastic bags. Keep an eye on them for at least a week to be sure the leaves do not wilt.

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