Cuttings rather unsuitable
Since the fast-growing eucalyptus has to be cut regularly, it seems to be an option to propagate its branches as cuttings.
But even gardening experts sometimes despair of the multiplication through cuttings. Cuttings are offered on the Internet again and again, but the chances of successful propagation are very low.
- How do you propagate a eucalyptus?
- Propagate a eucalyptus azura
- The suitable location for a eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is better to multiply by sowing
A better method is definitely seed propagation. You can also get these on the Internet, in the nursery or you can take the seeds from your own eucalyptus.
- Stratify the seeds by keeping them in the refrigerator for a week.
- Prepare seed pots with soil.
- To do this, mix potting soil with either perlite, (32.90 € at Amazon *) coconut humus, Birms, peat or conventional sand.
- Place the seeds on the surface of the earth and only press them lightly into the earth (the eucalyptus is a light germinator).
- Place the nursery pots (€ 14.90 on Amazon *) in a bright, warm place. Temperatures of 20-25 ° C are ideal.
- Water the substrate at regular intervals so that the soil does not dry out but does not form waterlogging.
- Wait three to five weeks for the eucalyptus to germinate.
- Once the shoots have reached a length of 10 cm, you can plant the eucalyptus in a tub or in the garden.
Advantages and disadvantages of your own rearing
- Cost savings
- Proud of their own cultivation
- Propagation via seeds is very likely to be successful
- Simple process
- Little material required
- Relatively short germination time
- Even grown eucalyptuses do not bloom.
- A sunny location is definitely required.