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What part of the plant can I take if I want to plant my own?

My mom has a beautiful garden and she tells me to take what I want she showed me how and where to break it just as long as it has roots but it has been so long I forget.
How do you do it?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:15 PM on May. 7, 2011 in Home & Garden

Answers (17)
  • Generally any combination of leaf AND stem will work. Just soak stem in water for a few weeks to see if roots appear. If not, you'll see it rotting and know that you failed!

    Answer by GoodyBrook at 6:25 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • What are you wanting to do it with?

    Answer by LadyMitres at 6:27 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • What type of plants are they? Usually you can go to any garden shop and ask them for a rooting hormone powder. It is expensive, but a little goes a long way. just clip off a stem portion with at least two leaves on it, dip the stem in the hormone powder and stick that in the soil. Give it some water now and again and it will take off and make a clone of its parent plant.

    Answer by pinwheel at 6:35 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • Are you transplanting the whole plant or just taking a cutting?

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 6:59 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • depends on the plant really

    Answer by asil at 10:54 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • i would say it depends on the plant.....which one are you looking into doing?

    Answer by alexis_06 at 11:02 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • I have no idea, but here's a bump.

    Answer by elasmimi at 9:25 AM on May. 8, 2011

  • not sure

    Answer by tonyalynn at 11:37 AM on May. 8, 2011

  • Can't you just ask your Mom again?

    Answer by Sarahb21 at 3:24 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • It depends on the kind of plant you are wanting.

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 7:45 PM on May. 8, 2011

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