Earlier this year we bought this Jasmine plant and surprisingly its doing well – thanks to wonderful weather and Alaska Fish Fertilizer. Early this summer I started thinking about propagating the jasmine plant and after a bit of googling found that jasmine plant can be propagated by taking cuttings and rooting them. So I started my propagating experiment during last week of August and to my luck still the propagated plant/cutting looks real healthy – though I haven’t seen any new sign of leaves yet.
Thought I should put this in my blog, so that it might help someone wanting to propagate Arabian Jasmine by stem cuttings. Here are the instructions.
- Make a slant cut where a branch meets the main stem of the plant.
- Wet the cut end of the stem and dip the cut end in the rooting hormone – I used TakeRoot rooting hormone
- Use a pot of wet Perlite mixed with peat moss and use a pencil or screwdriver tip to make a hole sufficient enough for the cutting.
- Stick the cutting into the Perlite/peat mix.
- Optionally you can seal the pot inside of a plastic bag with holes – this kind of makes a green house :)
- You don’t have to water but mist regularly such that the Perlite medium doesn’t get dried out.
- I have been told rooting should occur in 7-8 weeks. So need lots of patience here :)