Propagating azelias

Asked April 27, 2017, 10:02 AM EDT

i would like to try growing daughter plants from mature azelia plantings. When is the best time to do so? Where do I cut the mother plant and how? Do i place the cuttings in water or another medium? Approximately how long does it take for the cutting to grow enough root to be planted? Thanks.

Baltimore Maryland

1 Response

The optimal time of year for azalea propagation is roughly June-July and into the fall. Take four to six inch portions and use them for cuttings, following the directions in the following link. Do not root in water. Use a soilless mixture and dip the cuttings in a rooting hormone. Cuttings may root in about 6-8 weeks.