Rosemary Propagation – Quick Guide

Rosemary is an aromatic plant of Mediterranean origin; Rosmarinus officinalis is also found in Asia Minor and South America. It grows in all types of soils although it prefers dry and sandy soils and even very poor soils. It is very easy to grow and has very few requirements. Learn all about Rosemary propagation in this article.

Rosemary Propagation from Cuttings Step by Step

To learn Rosemary propagation from cuttings follow these steps and you will have guaranteed success. Always remember to disinfect the scissors before cutting.

1- We will choose mature branches that have not yet become woody. This way we advance the rooting, if we use woody branches, they will still sprout roots but it will cost them more.

2- Pull the leaves from the cutting to at least one-third of their length. Incidentally, we can use these leaves for culinary or curative uses.

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3- We submerge the stem by its free part of leaves in a jar of rooting hormone. As we have already said on other occasions, this step is not indispensable, there are experts in favor of this hormone and others that say that it does not produce any benefit, except the disinfectant effect that produces some of the additives with which the commercial presentations of this hormone count.

You should order the best rooting hormone (Order it here). It is the same rooting hormone we used on all our plants and had success. It will work perfect for Rosemary propagation.

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4- Place the cutting in a container with water and place it in a sunny spot. After a few weeks, we will see how the roots appear. We will have to change the water every four or five days. When the cutting has enough roots we will proceed to plant it in a pot or planter.

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Best Time of Year for Rosemary Cutting

You already know all about Rosemary propagation, now we tell you the best time of the year to have more success with this propagation.

Early to mid-fall is the best time of year to propagate this plant by cuttings.

The young branches will be well dead, that is to say, they will have acquired a certain maturity but will still be tender and full of energy, a state in which they root best.

In spring and summer, it is also possible to try, but the probability of success will be lower. The external conditions – especially in summer – will be much more adverse and the care required will be much more intense.

Learn more about How to Plant Rosemary Plant Step by Step.

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