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Emily
Hi, Can eranthemum be grown from a cutting or shoot? If so how? Thanks Emily

I have three eranthemum growing.

One is yellow veined with little white flowers and has tripled in size in 5 months, should I cut it back or when should I?

Then I have a dark green leaved one with blue flowers that has also tripled in size but hasn't flowered again. Then I have poor little one ( purple green leaves and beautiful little purple flowers) it has a small amount of new growth coming but that is all.

I would love to know how to help little one grow more but I mostly would love to know how to grow some more from cuttings or shoots and how to best do so.

With thanks.

Submitted: 11:41AM, 23 May 2019
Answer: Hi Emily,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

Eranthemum’s prefer a slightly acidic, fertile, moist but very well-drained soil. To improve soils we recommend applying 5-10cm thick of compost, sprinkle ‘Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver and Plant Fertiliser’ as a complete, soil-conditioning fertiliser, then dig both into the soil. After planting, top off with a 5-8cm layer of mulch. This will provide ideal growing conditions for all your plants and also assist the plant that is struggling.

We recommend pruning your Eranthemum after flowering in spring. When pruning, remove anything that is dead/diseased/damaged. The general rule is to remove no more than a third of the total foliage to reduce plant stress.

We recommend propagation via soft wood cuttings in spring and applying ‘Yates Clonex Rooting Hormone Gel Red’. To propagate, we recommend taking about 12-20 cuttings, approximately 10cm long, remove most of the foliage, cut the lower part of the stem approximately 0.5cm below the last growth point, dip the end into a hormone gel, pot up into small tubes, keep in a warm, sheltered position and keep moist.

Hope this helps.

Joyful gardening!
Kind regards,

Elise
Yates Horticulturist

Answered: 03:36PM, 23 May 2019

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