· Brent Wilson's Answer
· Hi Judith,
Sure, you can grow Asian jasmine from cuttings. Here's how:
First use a pair of hand pruners to take a cutting about 6 inches long from last years growth (old wood).
Then remove the leaves from the bottom third of the cutting. If you want you can cut the remaining leaves in half so you won't have to water them as much.
Fill a planting tray with a PREMIUM POTTING MIX that contains perlite (looks like white small styrofoam-looking balls).
Then dip the cut end of the cutting into a rooting hormone powder such as Rootone and gently tap to remove any excess powder.
Then stick the cut end into the rooting tray at a depth of one-third the length of the cutting. Gently pack the soil around the stem to hold it in place. Moisten the soil after planting the cuttings.
Then, if you're growing the cuttings indoors, which I recommend, cover the rooting tray with a clear plastic cover. Place the tray in a warm location with indirect sunlight.
You'll have to mist the cuttings on a regular basis to keep the soil moist, but not soaking wet, during the rooting process.
When the cuttings have formed roots (usually within a few weeks or more), and there is resistance when you lightly pull on them, you can transplant them to small pots (maybe 3 to 5 inches in diameter) that are filled with potting soil. When roots have filled the soil in the small pot the plants are ready to be planted in the landscape.
Hope this info helped.