Question by  amydoll1975 (20)

How do I go about rooting tropical plants?

I want to root several different kinds of tropical plants.


Answer by  sharon63 (520)

One way to root tropical plants such as bromeliads or mother in law's tongue, is to cut the rhizome or root bulb. First, prepare the new pots with a root starting medium that's perlite and soil. Remove the main plant, cut no more than 1/3 of the root rhizome, and pot it to the same depth as the original plant.


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

put cuttings in water so they can grow roots once they have a few rootings you can plant them in the dirt, remember to water alot till established


Answer by  DDmc (45)

You can try to root a stem in water, but using a product such as Rootone on the cutting makes this happen sooner. Use a clear container and place in a sunny location. Another method also using Rootone is to take a stem cutting and roll it in the Rootone. Next place into a clean pot with fresh potting soil.


Answer by  aeturnus (474)

I would begin by using a fairly lengthy and sharp digger's blade and slowly piercing the ground in a circle formation around about six to seven inches from the plant, and being very careful as to not damage most of the root structure such that the plant can be planted elsewhere.


Answer by  CatLover78 (41)

The easiest way is to purchase a quality rooting hormone powder from a hardware store or nursery, very inexpensive. Then follow directions on the label. I personally recommend the powder made by Schultz. Ask a sales clerk at your local hardware store and they can help you to find it.

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