How to Plant Lantana From Cuttings

Step 1

Step 1

Mix peat moss and coarse, clean sand in a 50/50 blend.

Step 2

Step 2

Place a thin layer of pea-sized gravel on the bottom of the planting container.

Step 3

Step 3

Cover the gravel with the peat moss and sand mixture, making sure the soil mixture is at least 2 inches deep.

Step 4

Step 4

Take cuttings from the new growth of a Lantana plant. Choose stems that are not flowering and are still green. The cuttings should be about 3 inches long. Make a clean cut at a slight angle.

Step 5

Step 5

Remove any leaves from the bottom half of the cuttings.

Step 6

Step 6

Coat the ends of the cuttings with root growth hormone by dipping them into the hormone mixture.

Step 7

Step 7

Push the ends of the cuttings into the soil mixture so that they are standing upright.

Step 8

Step 8

Water thoroughly. Make sure water is draining from the bottom of the container. The cuttings may not root if left in soggy soil.

Step 9

Step 9

Cover the container and cuttings with plastic wrap.

Step 10

Step 10

Place the container in a location that receives filtered sunlight and maintains a consistent temperature.

Step 11

Step 11

Water the cuttings when the soil begins to dry out. Be careful not to over-water. Let the soil dry slightly between waterings.

Step 12

Step 12

Remove the plastic wrap after about 3 weeks, or when new leaves begin to appear on the cuttings.

Step 13

Step 13

Plant individual cuttings in pots when they have grown 4 to 5 inches from their original size.
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