Subsidence multiplication: The simplest method for honeysuckle
The easiest way to multiply it is probably by using a sinker. You don't need to worry too much about the offspring here. Here's how to do this method:
- Bend soft shoot to the ground
- Slightly score with a knife (where the roots should form)
- weight down with a stone
- Cover with soil so that the tip of the shoot protrudes
- Moisten the earth
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The best time for this method of propagation is between March and May. In autumn at the latest, new roots will have formed and the shoot can be separated from the mother plant. Then the new plant is placed in its intended location.
Sowing is worthwhile for the patient
If you do not want to reproduce the honeysuckle by force, you can harvest the seeds and sow them. The seeds can be sown in potting soil between September and October immediately after ripening. It is best to prefer them at home.
The seeds are thinly covered with soil and kept moist. The average germination time at a temperature between 18 and 20 ° C is 4 weeks. After cultivation and when the plants have at least 4 leaves, they can be planted in a protected location.
Propagation of cuttings: Summer is the best time
- between June and August is the best time
- choose well-matured, but not woody shoots (no sick shoots!)
- Cut 10 to 15 cm long head or partial cuttings (e.g. when cutting out the honeysuckle)
The lowest leaves are removed so that only 2 to 3 leaves are left on the cutting. Then the cutting is put into potting soil and the soil is moistened. Rooting is quickest at a temperature between 20 and 25 ° C.
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Warning: If you want to sow the seeds, you should not keep them at home where children and pets have easy access. The seeds are highly toxic!