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I have a vine of some kind. How do I propagate it?

Asked by pallen123 (1514points) August 8th, 2010

I’m not sure what kind of vine it is but I live near Cleveland Ohio. I know I can’t just break off a piece of vine and plant it in the ground but is there a way to cut it in the right place and dip it in a growing solution of some kind, and start it growing roots so I can propagate it to other parts of the yard?

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gailcalled's avatar

You must ID the plant first; one size does not fit all.

Does it flower? When?

Does it like sun, semi-shade on shade?

Does it like alkaline, acid or neutral soil?

How big is it? How much growth do you get per annum? How thick are the main stems? Are they woody?

Can you take a cutting and show it to a nursery staff member?

There are several different ways of propagating most plants. Get back to me.

pallen123's avatar

Thanks @gailcalled I will try to take a photo tomorrow. The flowers look like red hummingbird flowers and it’s flourishing in semi shade and poor-ish clay-ish soil. Seems to grow fairly quickly maybe 3 feet a year. Main stems aren’t thick. Maybe thin pencil size. Not very hard or woody except in winter.

gailcalled's avatar

Trumpet vine? Do the flowers have any aroma?

pallen123's avatar

You got it!

gailcalled's avatar

In some areas it is considered invasive. Read the forum at the end of the link I posted.


By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From softwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By simple layering
By air layering
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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