propagation techniques for salvia apiana

DionKar333(8/9)November 23, 2011

Hello all!

I recently found a huge pile of pruned s. apiana. This made me sad, as the plant was being wasted in a trash heap. So, I pulled out a couple large, healthy branches, each with many stems, and I am wondering how to propagate it? Is it possible to propagate in water? What soil and temperature works best? Can the hardwood sections be buried and grow from there? I would very much like to save this plant, and I plant on making smudge sticks with some of the extra. I welcome any and all advice.

Oh, I also plan to make a potent rooting hormone from willow stem tea, and will mix the tea in with the water to attempt water-rooting.

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Best time to take cuttings either spring or fall. Use a softwood cutting apply 0.1% IBA (Rooting hormone) stick in well drained soil & mist taking 15-30 days to root. Best (ideal) Soil temp 70F so may need bottom heat

    Bookmark   November 23, 2011 at 6:49PM
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Thanks for the quick and detailed response! I shall get right on it!

    Bookmark   November 24, 2011 at 1:27AM
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