Propagating Oleander Through Cuttings

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Propagating Oleander Through Cuttings

Post by Radio Op » Sun, 22 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Is it possible to propagate oleander bushes through cuttings?  If so, how
do I go about it.  I live in the California Sacramento Valley area where
the summers are dry and hot and the winters cool to cold and damp.  I
would appreciate any information you may have on this subject

 
 
 

Propagating Oleander Through Cuttings

Post by Radio Op » Tue, 24 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I would like to take cuttings from my present oleander to propagate new
plants.  Is this possible, and if so, how do I go about it?  Thanks for
your advice

 
 
 

Propagating Oleander Through Cuttings

Post by Irving Bak » Wed, 25 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>Is it possible to propagate oleander bushes through cuttings?  If so, how
>do I go about it.  I live in the California Sacramento Valley area where
>the summers are dry and hot and the winters cool to cold and damp.  I
>would appreciate any information you may have on this subject

 I live just north of San Francisco and have grown many oleanders from
cuttings. The best time is in the spring when the new growth is
tender. Use Dip-N-Gro rooting hormone and keep the cuttings misted and
in the shade. They should root in about three weeks.

Irv B.

 
 
 

Propagating Oleander Through Cuttings

Post by Dee Sacke » Wed, 25 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I grow oleander as a house plant, when it gets to tall or
leggy, I just trim it to the size I want, then stick the
trimmed pieces in a jar of water and wait for them to root.

Some root quickly, some slowly, some never do. When they
show signs of rooting, I make a hole in the soil of the
original pot, and stick in the cutting, to help bush out
the mother plant.

 
 
 

Propagating Oleander Through Cuttings

Post by Matthew Shuga » Wed, 02 Jul 1997 04:00:00


I'm currently trying to grow oleanders from cutting taken from a
variegated limb sport.  I've never seen a variegated oleander before, but
there it was,*** right over my fence!  Very showy creamy edging on
leaves, and also variegation on the flowersd (pink with a few small white
stripes).  I'm hoping the variegation proves to be a stable genetic
characteristic.  

Oleanders are almost all grown from cuttings.  And therein lies a
problem:  little genetic diversity.  There is a blight afflicting
oleanders in some areas of southern California.  Part of the reason it is
spreading so fast is lack of genetic diversity in the population.  Are
they difficult to grow from seed?

--
Matthew Shugart
Carlsbad, CA

Note:  If you want to send me e-mail, you will have to drop the "Spamfighter" first.

 
 
 

Propagating Oleander Through Cuttings

Post by Jeff & Sharlene Ferguso » Mon, 07 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Take cuttings in early summer and root in damp coarse sand.  Remember that
all parts are poisonous if eaten.  Choose 6" to 8" side shoots of the
current season's wood and cut them close to the main stem.  Trim the lower
leaves and cut straight across just below the lowest leaf node.  Trim off
the stof tip cutting just above a leaf resulting in a cutting that is 2" -
4" long.  Use a 3" pot for up to 5 cuttings.  You might loose some cuttings
so start with more than you need.  Make a hole in the sand about 1/3 the
length of the cutting and firm the sand gently around it.  Water well.  You
need three things to have successful rooting:  humidity, warmth and partial
shade.  To provide humidity use a plastic bag and two pieces of galvanized
wire 12 - 15 inches long (coat hanger wire works well).  Bend the wires
into arcs to form a frame over the pot - insert the ends into the sand and
slip the plastic bag over the framework and secure it with something like
string or a *** band.

Once the cuttings have rooted, you'll need to harden them off.  Make holes
in the plastic and slowly remove to acclimate the cuttings.



Quote:
> I would like to take cuttings from my present oleander to propagate new
> plants.  Is this possible, and if so, how do I go about it?  Thanks for
> your advice

 
 
 

Propagating Oleander Through Cuttings

Post by Herbrep » Mon, 07 Jul 1997 04:00:00


Additionally, make sure you use gloves.  Oleander has a sticky sap that
aside from being poisonous can cause severe itching.
Regards,
Sarita