Roses can reproduce in many ways: by seed, by cutting and by grafting. In this sheet, we talk about one of the più reproduction methods; widespread: the cutting. The name refers to a portion of a branch or stem taken from the mother plant. In the section dedicated to grafts we explain exactly all or methods to take the cutting, also indicating the ideal period to do it. In this new content, however, we want to talk about the next phase: planting. Have you ever wondered when a cutting should be planted and repotted? Definitely sì ;. Then we invite you to read this short guide dedicated to the 26-agrave mode; planting of rose cuttings.
Propagation by cuttings concerns some specific varietiesà of roses, such as creepers, floribundas, single-flowered species. The planting of the cutting also concerns these specific varieties; of roses. For hybrid tea roses, bushy ones and those with large flowers, the reproduction and planting of the cuttings is not &serious; advisable. In hybrid roses and other varietiesà as soon as indicated, we are witnessing the birth of plants that are too weak and with scarce or even absent flowering. The advantage of planting the cutting &isgrave; that the new plants will not shed any basal suckers.
The cuttings must be taken in September from the varietyà mother. We proceed by cutting a semi-woody twig of the 26-rsquo; year with well-clean and sharp tools. The collection must concern the branch just below a bud, where an oblique cut is made. The cutting must be between ten and fifteen centimeters long. The same cleans the leaves leaving at least a couple and possibly a single bud attached. The branch transplant must be carried out on a pot with a diameter of about ten, fifteen centimeters. The container must be filled with soil, sand and peat and with a bottom of expanded clay with a draining effect. Immediately after, the cutting is buried, placing it in a place sheltered from heat and cold. For added protection, it is recommended to line the pot with a plastic bag. To stimulate the rooting of the cutting, one canò to add, in the soil, also a certain quantityà of rooting hormone. The following spring, the protection is removed from the pot and watered every two or three days. In the fall, the cuttings will have generated new seedlings ready to be transplanted in the open field or repotted.