Citrus trees are lovely trees to have around. They not only provide fruits, but also have wonderful-smelling blooms in the spring. Growing citrus trees is not hard to do and is a good way to generate some extra income as well. Learn how to grow new citrus tress from cuttings for planting or for sale.
Things You'll Need
- Preexisting citrus tree
- Garden Shears
- Rooting Hormone
- Pots with good drainage
- Tray for pots
- Potting soil
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Take cuttings from the ends of old growth branches at least 6 inches long.
Remove all leaves except the top bit of foliage.
Cut the bottom of the cutting at a 45 degree angle 1/4 inch below the last node.
Dip cutting in rooting hormone and then place into pot filled with potting soil. Depending on pot size, you may place many cuttings into one pot.
Place in tray and water the pots. Also add 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the tray.
Place in part sun / mostly shade until cuttings are rooted. After rooting, they are ready to transplant into individual pots.