rooting a camellia

funflower(8a)March 4, 2013

Can I root a camellia like I do a gardenia..Just cut off some flowers put them in water and they root !

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joraines(7 Upstate SC)

I'm gonna give it a try. My grandmother could practically get roots from a leaf. I took cuttings from my snowball viburnum today, dipped them in Rootone and stuck them in a pot filled with potting soil and set it in my garage beside a window as an experiment. We'll see. But I'm going out per your suggestion, takng some cuttings from a red camelia and I'll 'report back' in a few weeks!

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 9:09AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Camellia has never rooted in a vase when I've had them in the house. They can be grown from cuttings but are not the easiest. Can take 3 months to root. Google 'Camellia propagation' for instructions.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 11:46AM
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