Jasmine Cuttings: [Concept, Season, Rooting and Planting]

What does it mean to plant by cuttings?

The technique of planting by cutting is a procedure in which a piece, fragment or part of the plant is used, in this case jasmine, which serves to achieve its reproduction.

The cuttings can be obtained from stems, leaves or roots, which under favorable conditions are capable of forming a new individual with characteristics equal to the mother plant.

In order for the cutting to reproduce, it must be a fragment that contains buds and a good consistency in such a way that it can pass all its nutrients to the new plant.

There are many types of cuttings: Herbaceous, obtained from non-woody, softwood plants, fragments of new shoots cut from woody evergreens; semi-hardwood, hardwood; foliar and root.

The classification of the cuttings can also be indoor and outdoor, as well as the plants from which they will originate.

What is the best time to plant jasmine cuttings?

Planting jasmine through cuttings is very effective and one of the most common and used techniques and it is recommended to do it during the spring.

Advances in the production of cuttings and their rooting process have made it possible to work with different types and to do so at any time of the year.

How to get jasmine cuttings to root correctly?

To ensure that jasmine cuttings root correctly, a good specimen must be chosen, which comes from a healthy mother plant, and auxin-type rooting agents must be applied to accelerate its growth and development.

However, some horticulturists consider that no type of rooting agent should be applied to this plant.

When the cuttings have been taken for planting, they are buried by pressing the soil against the sides of the cutting.

It is recommended to leave spaces between the cuttings so that the light penetrates and each part can get the necessary nutrients for its rooting.For the process to develop well and achieve better rooting, a plastic bag or container can be placed to create a type of greenhouse effect.

How should we take the jasmine cuttings to plant them?

Before proceeding to take or cut the cutting, a mother plant that is healthy and strong must be selected.The cutting of a young branch is selected, that is to say that it is not more than one year old – it is observed to be smoother than the other branches.

The cutting must have a height of about ten inches, and it is cut in a bevel shape below the node or bud regardless of whether it has a flower or not.

The cutting is taken and the leaves are cut in half, since these shoots are going to demand energy and also to avoid the evaporation of water.

There is a procedure that then avoids excessive care of the jasmine cutting, which is done using paraffin in a water bath (a pot inside a container of hot or boiling water) and introducing the cuttings except the bottom part.

To take the cuttings it is necessary to use previously disinfected and appropriate tools for gardening.

How long should we leave jasmine cuttings in water?

Jasmine cuttings are not left in water because they can lose their properties through dehydration, as experts recommend.Once the jasmine cuttings have been cut and the soil prepared, they will be planted directly in the pot or garden intended for multiplication.

The jasmine planting method, by cutting, has the advantage that it can be done without much experience in gardening.

Is it convenient to use fertilizer or compost?

In the preparation of the substrate for planting jasmine, it is recommended to use only sand as long as it is of good quality.

Fertilizer is not necessary but the substrate must have good drainage capacity to make the soil light.

It is important to moisten the substrate before planting the cuttings to facilitate the planting of the jasmine, which must be buried deep enough so that they do not come out and then be imprisoned on the sides.

It is recommended not to apply fertilizers to jasmine as it can burn them.

How long does it usually take for a jasmine cutting to come out?

The cuttings will be exposed to the open air, with light but without direct sunlight, maintaining the humidity of the substrate and it is expected that two or three months after planting they will begin to generate roots and new shoots can be observed.

But, the time required for a jasmine cutting to reproduce will depend on weather conditions, rooting hormones and the substrate where the plant is planted.

Bibliography and references

  • Bent Ana. (2019). Great Book of Indoor Gardening. First edition. Servilibro Editions, SA Madrid-Spain. PP 42-47.

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