Pomegranate Bush – Propagating 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.