How to propagate Phyllostachys heteroclada

Written by Maggie

Dec 22 2020

How to propagate Phyllostachys heteroclada

The common propagation methods of Phyllostachys heteroclada mainly include plant parting, cuttings and sowing, etc. During plant parting, the mother plant should be taken out for pruning first, the fibrous root should be cultivated for plant parting, the cuttings should be cut into multiple branches with leaves first, the base should be treated with rooting agent once and then cured in the upper pot.

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The propagation method of the Phyllostachys heteroclada

1.Division propagation methods

Plant segregation is one of the methods in the Phyllostachys heteroclada propagation concept. The mother plant of Phyllostachys heteroclada can be removed from the soil, the root along with it can be cut off. Before planting, the plant can be treated with appropriate disinfectant and then placed in a mixture of Garden soil, organic fertilizer and sand. After pouring into a permeable water, the plant can be kept moist for survival.

2. Cutting propagation methods

Cuttings are the common propagation method of the Phyllostachys heteroclada. During the growth period, the coarser-shaped and disease-free branches can be selected as cuttings, which can be cut into branches with leaves and the base into a smooth oblique shape. After being treated with a rooting agent once, the cuttings can be directly inserted into the prepared soil, and the seeds can germinate quickly if water is kept moist.

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3. Seeds propagation methods

We can collect good propagation methods seeds soak for a few days and put it in a cool ventilated place for drying. The selected soil will be combined with fertilization for deep tillage treatment. Then the seeds are buried in the soil, covering the 1cm thick soil and gently compacted. Add water and keep it moist for about 1 month to germinate. 

Notes for Phyllostachys heteroclada propagation

The sowing time of Phyllostachys heteroclada is mainly in spring and autumn, and the best cultivation should be controlled at the temperature of 22 ~ 25℃. In the northern region, greenhouse cultivation can be adopted to ensure the high germination rate of the seed, and cutting should be performed in spring or in sunny days, so as not to affect the survival rate of the root system.

Phyllostachys heteroclada