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).

1) Select Cutting

2) Make cut above

& below node

3) Insert cuttings in


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.

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