Weigela shrubs (Weigela spp.) fit in with the honeysuckle family and create white, pink, red, purple or yellow trumpet-shaped blossoms. The shrub reaches 4 to 5 feet tall with an equally widespread. Stiff leaves when the plant goes dormant for the winter, drop. Weigela shrubs appreciate the mild winters in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 8. When soft-wood cuttings are accessible rooting weigela takes place.
Water the weigela shrub the evening the morning before so the branches are stiff and full of dampness. Wash knife and a little plant pot in water. Rinse the the equipment in 10% bleach combination. This stops the spread of plant disease, which may kill plants. Should it not have holes poke holes in the underside of the container.
Mix equal parts of perlite and peat moss. Fill the pot that is little with all the combination, before the very top of the combination feels moist and place the plant pot.
Cut the bottom off a 2-liter plastic bottle that is clear. Remove the cap and rinse in water.
Choose a branch suggestion with clean green development. Inspect the leaves and stem for indicators of plant disease and insect infestation. Cut a 4- to 6 inch area of of the branch tip. Pinch the leaves.
Pour a tiny amount of powdered rooting hormone in a container that is little. The entire bottle will be contaminated by dipping the cutting. Dip the cut end of the cutting in to water after which to the hormone that is powdered. Tap the conclusion of the cutting from the container to knock the extra powder off. Discard the powder that is used.
Slide the cutting to the middle of the perlite and peat moss combination. Set the cutting in a warm location. Place the leading part of the THE TWO-liter bottle on the cutting to produce a mini-greenhouse. From getting too hot, the air will be prevented by the opening in the top inside.
Mist with RoomTemperature water in a spray bottle for the first seven to 10 times. Change the watering timetable. It signifies the weigela is developing roots when new development seems.
Wait two months before transplanting the plant that is new right into a pot that is bigger. Place the weigela within an area with sunlight. Water the plant that is new frequently, particularly when the climate is dry and warm for the firstyear. Transplant the weigela that is rooted in to its permanent house in total sunlight to light shade.