Propagating ficus cuttings at home

Introduction

Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

I love to plant ficus and always breed it, and then give them away to friends. I want to tell and show how I multiply this flower at the home.

You´ll need

  • Adult plant ficus
  • Flowerpot
  • Landing ground
  • Gloves
  • Scissors (or a knife, pruner)
  • Wadding
  • Water

Steps

  • Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

    The first step is to carefully trimming ficus shoots from various angles, forming a flat crown.

  • Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

    If you made a cut milky liquid will flow out, so put wet cotton pads to the point of cut to prevent this.

  • Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

    This also protects the plant from excessive loss of juice.

  • Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

    Rinse out trimmed stems in a cold running water to remove stand-milky liquid and put them in a tank with water. Stems must be placed in a tank for 2-3 weeks, until there are roots that are longer to make them easy to plant.

  • Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

    When the roots grow enough (like on this picture), you can start planting.

  • Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

    Take the pot filled up with earth, and add drainage.

  • Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

    Make a small hole in the soil to accommodate the roots and pour a little water into the recess.

  • Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

    When the water is slightly absorbed, begin to plant the stems in the recess.

  • Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

    Hold the stems and place more soil to deepen the stems in the pot.

  • Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

    After that, shake the pot a little on the table (very gently, so as not to damage the roots or stems) and compress the soil with your hands around the plant to strengthen it.

  • Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

    Now pour flower with water (room temperature) and put plant on the windowsill to allow the plant to get dissipated sunlight.

  • Both at home propagate ficus cuttings

    Here is a little miracle of my favorite ficus.

Warnings

  • It is best to plant rooted stems on the growing moon (according to the lunar calendar).
  • After planting the stems, do not put them into the bright sunlight, till they become stronger and well rooted in the ground.

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Comments

  1. Lincy 29 May 2013 :

    Kalina, thanks for such a well-detailed information on how to do ficus cutting at home. However, I was wondering whether the same technique can be used on most trees that are kind of like ficus?

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