Friday, February 25, 2011
How to Propagate Lavender by Stem Cutting
The lavender I find is one of my most difficult plants to tend. We used to have a big lavender plant but every stem died eventually. All except one. Last year, I was able divide the lavender via root division. However, even this new plant had a hard time surviving. It saw some browning of the bottom leaves. Finally, I removed it from its big pot and placed it in a very small soft plastic pot (the one used for seedlings). And the soil level was very low (less than half the pot). It was the plant out in the sunlight that managed to thrive even as the mother plant died. The soil I used was very loose and never compacted. So several times over the week, I would find the plant half wilted. Only then will I water it. And apparently, that was the secret.