Propagating plants by cuttings 101

Should I use softwood, semi-hardwood or hardwood cuttings and when?

Peter Miles
10 min readApr 30, 2021

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Cuttings of Correa alba and C. decumbens in a home garden. Image by author.

Propagating plants at home with cuttings is relatively easy and in this time of climate change we need all the plants we can get. It is also quite satisfying being able to say I propagated it myself. The time of year of taking cuttings and the species are both important factors. Some species…

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Peter Miles

45 years in Environmental Science, B.Env.Sc. in Wildlife & Conservation Biology. Writes on Animals, Plants, Soil & Climate Change. environmentalsciencepro.com