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Beginner Gardening: Propagating New Guinea Impatiens

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Orangeburg, SC

March 26, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #6322599

Can anyone tell me how to propagate these plants. I want to root some cuttings. Will they root in water?

Thanks for any help you can give.

Piedmont, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2009
1:35 PM

Post #6334878

Yes they will root in water or damp sand. Have you tried any yet?
Orangeburg, SC

April 1, 2009
12:56 PM

Post #6348993

Yes, I've tried rooting them in water, but they always turn mushy before roots form. I've heard of using sand, but I don't know what kind is being referred. I'd like to try that.
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 1, 2009
6:43 PM

Post #6350576

I think you might want to try a rooting soil. It's a lightweight mixture that is good for for starting seeds or cuttings. You can buy it in bags at gardening centers where they sell potting soil.

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