Monday, 26 December 2011

Chrysanthemum Propagation : part 1

In last week of December and January the flowering of chrysanthemum will be over, and chrysanthemum flowers will start to fade. So it is the right time to start planing for the next seasons chrysanthemums. I actually start visiting local nursery and local flower show (a chrysanthemum show is held in Punjab Agriculture University) from the first week of December, as at this time I can see Chrysanthemum plants with flowers in full bloom and can buy the varieties which I don't have in my collection.
                                                                                 So after selecting the plants from which I wish to obtain cutting for the next season. I label them, by writing the name of the varity on the Pot using a permanent marker.
 Then the chrysanthemum plant is cut back leaving just 5 cm from the ground, doing so promotes the growth of root suckers which are then used as rooted cutting for growing chrysanthemums.





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