How to propagate single white daisy
A quick step by step guide showing how we propagate single white daisy plants in our nursery. We use cuttings and produce hundreds of these each year.
How to prepare the cuttings
Find a strong healthy daisy plant/s to harvest the cuttings from. Look for a plant that has strong growth, vibrant looking foliage and no signs of pest or disease damage.
Harvest stems that are strong but still green. Don’t take the old wood. Thickness isn’t too much of an issue, just make sure they’re strong enough.
To prepare the cutting cut them into lengths approximately 2 inches long. Always cut just below a node. A node is the part of the stem where a leaf grows from.
Your stem should have a node at the bottom and about an inch of foliage at the top, which can be trimmed. All of the lower foliage should be gently stripped away. Now your cutting is ready for the next step.
What propagation mix?
We use a perlite and peat moss mix to strike the cuttings. This mix has excellent moisture retention capabilities and provides the sterile environment needed to grow good strong plants.
We like to use a bamboo skewer to draw a line in the perlite and create a channel for the cuttings to be placed into. Bury the bottom part of the cutting into the channel of the perlite peat moss mix.
Continue the process until you’ve used up your desired amount of cuttings. The roots will sprout from the nodes where we removed the leaves.
It’s important to keep the cuttings in a well lit position, but not in direct sunlight or wind. Because there are no roots the cuttings can dry out very fast. Make sure you keep the perlite peat moss mix moist but not soggy.
How long till the cutting has roots?
It takes about 4-6 weeks until the cuttings have roots. Once they have roots you can then plant them into a good quality potting mix.
We like to then keep them in a well lit, sheltered spot (free of direct sun & wind). Keep them here for about a month until the roots have become established.
Once the plant has a decent root system (we wait until the roots are touching the pots side walls) it can then be planted into the garden.
So, that’s the way we propagate a single white daisy plant. Below is a short video. If you like the content feel free to subscribe.
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Single White Daisy -Argyranthemum frutescens
Argyranthemum frutescens Information
Single white daisy is a small evergreen shrub. It has grassy-green lacy serrated leaves. It produces single white flowers with a yellow centre throughout most of the year.
A very popular choice in general garden beds and cottage gardens. It can be grown in large pots and containers.
Performs well in most soil types. It should be grown in a sunny position to guarantee masses of flowers. Its a good idea to prune from time to time to maintain the desired shape. Keep moist in dry weather.
Botanical name: Argyranthemum frutescens
Common name: Single white daisy
Native to: Canary Islands
Flowers: Year round
Position: Full sun