growing Lilies from a cutting ?

debbysunshine(san diego)February 24, 2008

My daughter received a gorgeous single stem of pure white very large lilies with four blooms opening slowly and perfectly. The stem is growing in the vase just as my cut roses would. But I was wondering if I could grow a new plant from this or does this flower need the original bulb ? debbysunshine@hotmail.com

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philomena(z 5A NY)

sorry, but lilies only grow from the bulb - can't be propagated from the stem.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2008 at 5:20PM
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kayman

There was an old method of propagating Madonna lilies by yanking the stem free of the bulb and then burying it horizontally in a shallow trench with just a part of the leaves visible - stimulating the dormant buds into producing small bulbs. It might be worth trying this, if only as an experiment, but don't expect too much in the way of results.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2008 at 6:08PM
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dunwaukin(Ontario 5b)

If you haven't thrown it out yet -- give kayman's technique a try. It can be done, though not the easiest thing to do.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2008 at 7:47PM
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