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Hi fellow members, could you please tell me when is the best time to take a cutting from a camellia, also what is the best soil to use ?, i read that its best in march, and grown in sand?. thanks and take care everybody. alibongo.



hello and welcome ali .sorry i cant answer your question though mate .

5 Apr, 2010


That's not what my book says, alibongo! It says inter-nodal or leaf-bud cuttings, taken in summer, or use hardwood cuttings taken in mid autumn to early spring. Unless it's Camellia reticulata, which can be layered.

5 Apr, 2010


My very old, very useful book says to take 3"- 4" long half-ripe lateral shoots from June to August and root in 50% each peat and sand at a bottom heat of 13-16 C. It also agrees with Bamboo about the reticulata and says the leaf-bud cuttings are useful for large numbers or plants.

5 Apr, 2010

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