How to Propagate Stevia

house_first_timer(9)July 20, 2009

I would like to find out how to propgate stevia.I cut a few stems and soaked them in water for almost 3 weeks, but I haven't seen any rooting.

Thanks.

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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Try a rooting hormone

    Bookmark   July 20, 2009 at 2:09PM
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francescod(6b/7a VA)

The stems need to be free of flowers and on the thick side to root well. Thin, spindly branches don't root well in my experience.

Your water should be changed every day. The cuttings should be about 2 inches long. Remove half of the leaves. Be sure that at least a pair of nodes (where the leaves were) are submerged. This and the bottom of the cutting are the most likely place for roots to emerge. Keep in a bright window but not in direct sun. Roots should appear by two weeks or sooner.

Visit the propagation forum for other rooting techniques.

F. DeBaggio

    Bookmark   July 20, 2009 at 2:46PM
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cyrus_gardner(8)

I baught 3 pots from HD, back in may. Each pot had 2 or 3 plants. So I divided them up. Now I have 7 plants that have gotten very bushy. I did one rooting,(without hormone) it worked. My stevias have not yet bloomed. If they ever do I will save the seeds.
There you go, you can propagate them by seeds too.
Probably stevia will over-winter here in GA, z8. If they do. they should be huge next year.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2009 at 11:23PM
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house_first_timer(9)

Thanks everyone for your feedback, appreciate it. I will try some rooting hormone and see how it goes.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2009 at 1:29PM
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