Rosemary cuttings are the most common way in how to propagate rosemary. Today I’ll show you how to propagate a rosemary plant from stem cuttings.
ROSEMARY CUTTINGS ARE THE MOST COMMON WAY IN HOW TO PROPAGATE ROSEMARY
- Take a 2- to 3-inch cutting from a mature rosemary plant with clean, sharp shears. Rosemary cuttings should be taken from the soft or new wood on the plant. The softwood is easily harvested in the spring.
- Remove the leaves from the bottom two-thirds of the cutting leaving at least five or six leaves.
- Dip the stem in rooting hormone.
- Take the rosemary cuttings and place them in a well-draining potting medium.
- Place in indirect light.
- Transplant to a new location.
WHAT IS ROOTING HORMONE
Think of the rooting hormone as a vitamin for your cuttings. Plants are able to make their own rooting hormone, although it takes quite a long time. The rooting hormone encourages the stem to experience root development in addition to protecting the cutting and plant from fungus or disease. It doesn’t matter what type of rooting hormone you use, only that you use one in general. It’s far more effective than trying to propagate with traditional soil or water techniques.