Carnations: take cuttings from a bunch of flowers
It's so simple to create carnation plants from a bunch of flowers; give it a go...
1. Collect your materials
It is always a good idea to gather all your material and equipment together before you begin.
2. Tools required
Snips Carnation bouquet Pan pot Chopping board Round presser board 50/50 mix peat (or peat substitute) and perlite.
3. Check your available material
As you can see there is lots of material available from a small bouquet of carnations.
4. Cut above and below a node
The nodal area is the part that the roots are going to shoot from. So make a clean cut below this area and above so leaves can be produced.
Sometimes you are luck and the plant has already started to produce side shoots, these are like mini plants and will grow very successfully.
6. Remove the sideshoot carefully
Remove the side shoot carefully and remove the bottom leaves using your snips.
7. Insert your cuttings
Try and insert your cuttings around the edge of the pot this will encourage a good root system.
Once you have filled the pot, you should water them well. This is best done in a watering tray. Stand in the water for 10 minutes and then transfer to a greenhouse or a windowsill.
9. Whats next?
...When they have rooted and there are signs of growth, you can repot them into larger more spacious pots.