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).
- Select a suitable non flowering shoot (1).
- Make the top cut just above a leaf joint, and the bottom cut between two leaf joints (2) .
- Place the tray / pot in a warm place, preferably with bottom heat (3)
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.
- Pot on into 75 mm (3") pots of potting compost when rooted.