I just fall in love with the fragrance, tittle purple blossoms and greyish- green leaves of lavenders. It not only serves as a herb but also works as a key ingredient to make skin and beauty products. A corner of the house would be more charming with some dried lavender. I always spend a small spot in my garden to grow this powerful plant. Sometimes I trim off the tips and replant them in nice pots. They’re such a beautiful decoration in your house.
So, our post today lets you know how to regrow lavender from cuttings. It’s incredibly easy to do. Believe us. Once you know propagating this plant, you’ll get the method for others. Then, you are more likely to turn your house into a stunning green oasis. Can’t wait getting excited with this. As patience the key when it comes to nurturing any living thing, you just need this. Here we go!
#1 Take Cuttings
Your project starts with cutting a stem from your plant. Using a sharp knife, not scissors, cut 4-6″ long sections just below a leaf node from the top. If the stem is long enough, you can create multiple cuttings from it.
#2 Trim The Leaves
After having cuttings, you need to trim all but the top bunch of leaves from the stem. A a few leaves is necessary to feed the plant. If you keep too many, this forces the plant to direct energy and food to the leaves.
#3 Prepare Post and Compost
Fill your pot with free-draining compost, two parts ordinary compost mixed with one part perlite or grit. Ordinary compost with no added drainage material does not work here. The reason is that it’s too wet for the cuttings to thrive.
Regarding pots, you should use terracotta pots as terracotta can breathe, whereas air and water can’t pass through plastic. This help create better conditions for rooting and can also reduce the chance of fungal attacks.
Make a hole in the compost just at the edge of the pot. Place cuttings and bury all the way to the leaves, keeping a half-inch away between each. Firm the compost around the cuttings.
Water your cutting gently and place a plastic bag on top. A clear drinks bottle with the bottom cut off will work too. This serves as a mini-greenhouse and helps keep the compost and cuttings warm and from drying out.
You need to place your pots in a warm place with diffused or partial sunlight. Otherwise, your cuttings can wilt and suffer. Rooting will take place within the next month to eight weeks. Make sure that you keep the compost moist and check the drainage hole for signs of roots after a couple of weeks.
#6 Individual Potting Up
Potting up can start when both roots are visible from the drainage hole and new leaves are beginning to form. You need to gently remove the new plants from the compost and pot them up into individual 3″ pots. If you’re using small pots , you may need to gently up-end it.
The new lavender plants prefer compost with little more water than before. Mix one part perlite or grit to 3 or 4 parts compost. Plant them up to the same place they were in the propagating pot.
#7 Planting Your New Lavender
Grow the new lavender plants until plenty of new leaves have filled out and the plant has bushed out a bit. This last several weeks to a couple months. They best grow in a nice sheltered place with plenty of sun is best. In winter, you should cover them in a greenhouse or cold frame, and plant them outside the following spring.