Golden Dewdrop Propagation

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How To Propagate Golden Dewdrop

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Golden dewdrop plant

The golden dewdrop is a tropical to sub-tropical ornamental plant that can be grown as a shrub, this garden beauty is a flowering plant in the verbena family Verbenaceae and is native to Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean. This showy evergreen produces shiny green- yellowish-golden color leaves with blue or white flowers.

The golden dewdrop can be planted in a wildlife garden to attract pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds. Below we will be discussing a method that will allow you to increase the number of golden dewdrops in your garden that will give you savings. With that said let’s dive into how to propagate golden dewdrop?

Golden Dewdrop Soft Wood Cutting Method

The best time of the year for softwood cuttings is during the spring months when plants are actively growing.

1. The cutting that is taken from the parent plant should be 6 inches long with, at least 3 leaves attached to each cuttings’

2. If there are any fruits or flowers on the cutting they should be removed as well.

3. The stem should be trimmed below where the bottom-most leaf meets the stem.

4. The end of the stem that’s to be inserted or planted in the soil should be dipped in water to moisten it then dipped in root tone if the type you’re using is in powder form. There are 3 types of root tone, powder, gel, and liquid, only when using the powder type should the end of the stem be moistened in water first so the powder can cling to the stem. Root tone is a growth hormone that stimulates plant root growth.

5. The end of the stem where the root tone was applied can be inserted in a small pot of damp soilless mix such as peat moss, vermiculite, perlite, coconut coir, coarse sand, etc…

6. Place the entire cutting including the pot into a plastic bag and wrap it, tie the top of the plastic bag with a rubber band but make sure the plastic does not come in contact with the cutting.

7. Keep the pot out of direct sunlight but in an area that’s warm with indirect sunlight.

8. Every 2 weeks or thereabout check to see if the root starts to develop.

9. Once the plant develops a healthy root system remove the plastic bag.

10. When the weather warms up or is suitable your cuttings can be transferred outdoors or in your outdoor garden.

Golden Dewdrop HardWood Cutting Method

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Golden dewdrop plant

The best time of the year for hardwood cutting is during the dormant season when plants are no longer actively growing which is mid-autumn to late winter.

1. The cutting that’s taken from the parent plant should be about 12 inches long.

2. The end of the cutting that is to be planted should be trimmed just where a leaf bud grows on the branch.

3. The top of the branch should be removed, ensure however that there are at least 2 additional leaf buds above the bottom leaf bud. The area that’s left should be no less than 6 inches long, additional buds can be left on the branch to ensure it’s 6 inches long.

4. Strip the bottom-most leaf buds and the topmost layer of bark 2 inches above this, make sure you’re not cutting too deeply into the branch.

5. The striped end should then be placed in root tone the same way as when using the softwood cutting method. Place cutting in a small pot of damp soilless mix.

6. Place the entire cutting including the pot into a plastic bag and wrap it, tie the top of the plastic bag with a rubber band but make sure the plastic does not come in contact with the cutting.

7. Keep the pot out of direct sunlight but in an area that’s warm with indirect sunlight.

8. Every 2 weeks or thereabout check to see if the root starts to develop.

9. Once the plant develops a healthy root system remove the plastic bag.

10. When the weather warms up or is suitable your cuttings can be transferred outdoors or in your outdoor garden.

The final word on golden dewdrop propagation

Propagating the golden dewdrop is that simple, all it takes is some know-how and you will be will on your way to increasing the population of these garden beauties that will save you those hard-earned dollars. This method of propagating also gives you the advantage of overwintering your cuttings so next season you can have a healthy crop to install in your spring and summer gardens. With that said let’s get started.

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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.

4 thoughts on “Golden Dewdrop Propagation”

  1. I will be sure to share this article with my gardener. I believe that he is the target market so thank you for this amazing article. I had a great time reading it. It has also opened my eyes and taught me a few things which I can use the days my gardener is not available.

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  2. Such a beautiful plant! Do you know the best USDA plant hardiness zones for the golden dewdrop, as I’m not sure if I’d be able to successfully grow it in my area. My daughter is a plant-lover like myself and if I can grow it here, Your propagation tips will be quite helpful. I’d be able to give her cuttings, so she could grow her own.

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    • Hello, the golden dewdrop is a beautiful plant and will bring that much-needed flavor to a garden area. The USDA plant hardiness for the golden dewdrop is zones 9-11. I hope this helps, all the best to both you and our daughter with your garden project. Have a good day.

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