propagating gardenias
I have a friend that has the most fragrant gardenia that her mother gave her many years ago from a cutting from her friend. My friend nor I know how to get the cuttings to root. Please advise as I would love to get a plant started in my yard.
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Thanks for writing. Gardenias root pretty easily from cuttings taken from new growth. Snip off a 4-inch-long or so section of stem and pot it up in sand, vermiculite, or perlite. Keep the cutting humid and it should root in 9-10 weeks. It typically takes a gardenia cutting 15-18 months to bloom from the first time. Learn more about taking cuttings at

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