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growing Lilies from a cutting ?

Posted by debbysunshine san diego (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 24, 08 at 16:07

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 ?

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RE: growing Lilies from a cutting ?

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

RE: growing Lilies from a cutting ?

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.

RE: growing Lilies from a cutting ?

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.

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