Gardenermadi
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Lantana Question.

Can you root and get new plants from a lantana Clipping? I have a wild one thats pastel pink and yellow, and one planted in our front porch when we moved here that is Red, orange, and yellow. Thanks !
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Kisal
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Yes, lantana will root from cuttings. Take 3-inch tip cuttings in mid to late summer. Be sure to take greenwood cuttings, and take them from stems that haven't produced flowers.

Dip the cut end in rooting hormone and plant in a rapidly draining medium, such as sand or perlite. Remove any leaves that would touch the rooting medium.

Cover with plastic to help keep in the humidity, and place in a brightly lighted area, out of direct sun.

The cuttings may root better if you provide some bottom heat to the containers. They root best when the ground is about 65º to 70º F. :)
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Thanks so much!
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