How to Propagate Lantana – Guide

The propagation of Lantana from cuttings is used when we want to obtain identical characteristics to the mother plant, with the same genetic load, the same bush bearing an identical coloration in its flowers. With seeds, mostly hybrids, the future seedling may get the genes of one of the hybridized plants, and we may not get the desired result, either by the type of bush, leaf, or flower coloration. In short, it may not be what we were looking for. Learn all about how to propagate Lantana in this article.

Can You Propagate Lantana? How Do You Propagate Lantana?

Can You Propagate Lantana? How Do You Propagate Lantana? Of course, is possible to propagate Lantana at home.

Propagating Lantana is easy with the right tips. We can propagate Lantana from seeds seed or through cuttings. Although both methods of Lantana propagation are effective, we prefer propagation of Lantana by cuttings because growth is faster.

How to Propagate Lantana from Seeds

Propagate Lantana from seed is quite simple. Let’s see this step-by-step to learn How to Propagate Lantana from Seeds.

Lantana seeds are sown in late winter, and early spring, once the danger of frost has passed.

Use a substrate based on peat or compost and sand to plant Lantana seeds.

Lantana seeds should be kept at a stable temperature, between 59/68 °F (15/20 °C).

Follow these steps in order to propagate Lantana from seeds:

  1. First, we will obtain quality Lantana seeds that can be purchased from one of our plants or from a friend.
  2. Place the Lantana seeds in a glass of water for 24 hours to soften them a little.
  3. After 24 hours, we will plant the Lantana seeds at a depth of 1/8 of an inch (3 mm). The substrate to propagate Lantana can be a universal mix, the important thing is that it has good drainage.
  4. Water the substrate carefully to prevent the seeds from sinking deeper. Keep the soil moist but never flooded.
  5. Make sure that the Lantana seeds receive sunlight but never direct sunlight and if the light is direct, only a few hours a day.

In about 2 to 3 weeks, you will see the Lantana sprouts. This is the easiest way to propagate Lantana from seed.

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How to Propagate Lantana from seeds? To propagate Lantana from seed, make sure the substrate has good drainage.

How to Propagate Lantana from Cuttings

Propagating Lantana and creating new seedlings from cuttings is much easier and faster to obtain. Follow these simple steps to propagate Lantana from cuttings.

Here are the step-by-step to understand How to Propagate Lantana from Cuttings

  1. Lantana cuttings are prepared in late summer, or early autumn, after the flowering period is over.
  2. Prepare a substrate based on peat moss or compost and perlite. It is important to prepare a good substrate to propagate Lantana.
  3. Choose tender or semi-woody branches of Lantana.
  4. Cut Lantana cuttings about 6″ to 8″ long.
  5. Each Lantana cutting should contain at least 4 or 5 buds.
  6. Remove the lower leaves to stimulate root growth.
  7. Remove the larger upper leaves to prevent the plant from wasting energy in maintaining them, and thus develop the rest of the shoots.
  8. Make a hole in the substrate to bury each Lantana cutting separately.
  9. When burying in the substrate, make sure that at least one sprout remains below, which is where the roots will come from.
  10. Place a transparent cover to maintain a stable temperature and humidity.
  11. Water twice a week.
  12. Once they develop new leaves, repot.

By following all these steps, you will be able to propagate Lantana from cuttings correctly. To accelerate the rooting process using a homemade rooting agent.

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How to Propagate Lantana from Cuttings? Propagating Lantana from cuttings is the fastest way to obtain these beautiful plants.

When to Repot Lantana

Lantana should be repotted for a larger pot every two years, once it has finished flowering, before the beginning of spring.

How to Root Lantana

How to Root Lantana? To root Lantana we can make our own natural homemade rooting agent. Also, if we do not have time to make a rooting agent we can buy a commercial one, we use this one (Order here) with very good results.

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How to Repot Lantana

Remove all the soil from the old container and repot Lantana with a light, loose substrate.

Remember to repot Lantana early in the morning or at sunset to avoid transplanting stress.

Lantana Pests and Diseases

We must be attentive to whiteflies by observing the underside of the leaves. This pest can end up causing the death of the Lantana. Spray the plant with neem oil, with emphasis on the underside of the leaves. We recommend our article about how to mix neem oil for plants.

Mites can also appear if the atmosphere is very dry. Use an acaricide.

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Lantana flowers.
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