Why propagate Lavender?
1. You have an older/overgrown/woody plant you love and you would like to replace it with the same type but you can't remember what it is.
2. You want to add to what you have, remember more is better, there's nothing like a wave of purple!
3. You just want to see if you can do it! Well, you can it's very easy!
There are many ways to take "cuttings", I am going to explain what we do here at Lavender Fields Farm. We take what is called a softwood cutting in the spring or early fall from new growth on an existing plant. It isn't really cutting the plant but actually taking a "heel" or peeling away a piece.
The key to sucess: take from a healthy non-flowering plant, moisture (moist not soaking, soggy wet soil), humidity (we have plenty of that this week), don't park your cutting in the sun while you wait for roots to appear.
OK, the thunder is coming so lets get started!
First, get your pots ready. Add dirt and then water your pot. With a pencil poke a hole in the center.
Next, find a nice healthy non-flowering plant with some decent new growth. Remember, propagating produces an exact duplicate of the plant from which it comes.
I removed the lower leaves.
See the rooting hormone in the upper left corner?