Propagation via cuttings
It is best to cut wild wine cuttings in late summer or early autumn (ie around the end of August / beginning of September), as they are already more or less ripe at this point. Select this year's shoots between 15 and 25 centimeters in length, whereby you should always remove any flowers or fruit sets that may still be present. These only rob the plant of unnecessary strength that it urgently needs for its rooting.
- Remove all but the top two leaves.
- Remove any side shoots.
- Cut the remaining leaves in half so that there is less room for evaporation.
- Keep the cut surface as inclined as possible,
- because then the cutting can more easily absorb water.
- Plant the cutting in a mixture of compost and sand
- or in conventional potting soil.
- Place the plant pot in a light and warm place
- and water the cutting regularly.
- Wild wine - Virgin vines easily propagate with cuttings
- By division or by cuttings: multiply plate hydrangeas very easily
- Propagate aronia bushes easily using cuttings or root shooters
Overwinter the plant frost-free, but cool at a maximum of 12 degrees Celsius. From around mid to late May - ergo after the ice saints - the young virgin vine can finally be planted outdoors.
Particularly uncomplicated: propagation via subsidence
Propagation by means of subsidence is probably even easier. In contrast to cuttings, these are not cut off, but remain on the mother plant until they are successfully rooted. To do this, bend a suitable shoot down to the ground, scratch it lightly and plant it directly in the ground. Weigh down the shoot with a stone or fix it with a wire so that it does not slip out of its planting hole. It also makes sense to cover the sinker with brushwood or leaves over the winter to protect it from the cold. In the following year, the now-rooted shoot can be cut off and planted directly outside.
In contrast to the grapevine (Vitis vinifera) grown for the production of grapes and wine, Parthenocissus does not have to be grafted. In any case, the plant cannot be used for fruit-growing purposes, as its fruits are considered to be slightly poisonous due to the oxalic acid content.