propagating lemon verbena

Discussion in 'Plant Propagation' started by rocky, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. rocky

    rocky Member

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    the cuttings were taken in oct this year, dipped in rooting powder and struck in sand. the cuttings are inside under grow lights and the tray in which they sit is always full of water. so far so good. i am getting new little leaves. but when the new growth starts from the original sprig tip it comes out as 3 new stems. in the past if i let this continue, by spring i had a top heavy plant to put in the garden. my intuition tells me that i should nip the new growth back as soon as it begins, in order to force side growth instead. has anyone propagated them...the nursery ones i buy in the spring don't have a gangular appearance.

    thanks
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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I think follow your instincts on this one. Shouldn't be any harm to the plant to create a strong leader.
     
  3. rocky

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    i did just that........sure appreciate your reply

    gail
     

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