Propagating ficus cuttings at home
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.
- Adult plant ficus
- Landing ground
- Scissors (or a knife, pruner)
The first step is to carefully trimming ficus shoots from various angles, forming a flat crown.
If you made a cut milky liquid will flow out, so put wet cotton pads to the point of cut to prevent this.
This also protects the plant from excessive loss of juice.
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.
When the roots grow enough (like on this picture), you can start planting.
Take the pot filled up with earth, and add drainage.
Make a small hole in the soil to accommodate the roots and pour a little water into the recess.
When the water is slightly absorbed, begin to plant the stems in the recess.
Hold the stems and place more soil to deepen the stems in the pot.
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.
Now pour flower with water (room temperature) and put plant on the windowsill to allow the plant to get dissipated sunlight.
Here is a little miracle of my favorite ficus.
- 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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