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IrishYank75
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:37 pm    Post subject: Lemon Verbena Reply with quote

Greetings true believers!! I planted a lemon verbena plant a few years ago that I got at a car boot sale. I have been very happy with it. Within a few years it has really established itself. Everyone loves to pinch the leaves for that strong fresh hit of lemon you get from it. Some people have asked for leaves to add to tea or instead of tea. I'd like to be able to give some of this brilliant plant to others, but the cuttings never seem to take hold and survive. They just shrivel up. Does anyone know of a method or trick to get these cuttings to take root??
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are lucky to have kept it going, it must be happy where it is. Do you take soft-wood cuttings or semi ripe?

I think the trick is good drainage. Try it again in the summer with soft-wood and semi ripe cuttings in a free-draining peat/sand mix and put the cuttings around the outside of the pot. Keep the pot out of direct sunlight and water from the bottom ONLY if the compost is bone dry. Good luck

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