How to Take Root Cuttings

Given the right conditions, plants can be rooted from stem cuttings in spring or summer, or in late winter from pieces of root.

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Cover pots and trays with a plastic tent, or place them in a cold frame, and keep the soil damp. When weather warms, be sure that the cold frame or plastic tent doesn't get too hot. The cuttings should be well rooted in about six months. They may produce shoots beforehand but wait until roots appear at the holes at the bottom of the pots before transplanting.

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