Propagating Internodal Cuttings

An inter-nodal cutting is a stem cutting severed between two nodes or buds.

It is a useful method for propagating climbing,trailing and creeping plants,e.g. Clematis and Hedera (Ivy)

Normally with most types of cuttings, the cuttings root from a node but in this case, plants such as Hedera will produce roots from the stem between these areas (internodal).

1) Select Cutting
2) Make cut above and below node
3) Insert cuttings in compost

A soil temperature of around 16°C (60°F) and a minimum air temperature of 4°C (40°F) is ideal.

Give the cuttings plenty of light, but ensure that they are not scorched by direct sunlight.

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