To multiply vinegar trees is a real breeze. You even have two different options. Propagation works with both cuttings and root cuttings.
Propagation by seeds is not recommended Normally, the vinegar tree does not need to be propagated. That’s what he does all by himself through his roots or through the seeds with the help of the birds. Unfortunately, the plant does not ask us in advance, where it should give rise to a new shrub. If you are looking for a specific place for your new shrub, you have to lend a hand.
The propagation of cuttings and root cuttings works quite simply. Sowing is also possible, but not recommended. Because the effort is high, the procedure complicated and the germination rate disappointingly low.
Propagate Vinegar – Introduce 2 Variants
➜ Propagate Vinegar by Cuttings
Cuttings can be extracted from the two-year-old shoots of the vinegar tree in winter.
1 First remove the shoot tip and divide the shoot into 15 cm long cuttings. More important than the exact length is the number of leaf nodes. At least two, but better three or four of these nodes should sit on each clone.
2 Cut the lower end of the cuttings, where the roots later form, at an angle, cutting the top straight.
3 Now mix the sandy soil with a bit of peat put the mixture in a plant pot. Insert the cutting so that it protrudes about halfway out of the ground and place it in a bright, cool place. The ideal temperature is between 6 ° C and 12 ° C.
4 Water the cuttings regularly, but only so much that the plant pot does not dry out completely. Root plant has already developed in the spring, and in summer you can then expose the cuttings to your chosen location in the garden. The vinegar tree thrives best in sunny to partially shaded places.
➜ Propagate the vinegar tree with root cuttings
1 Cut the root cuttings of the vinegar tree on a frost-free winter’s day. Choose root sections that are about one centimeter thick and divide them into five to ten centimeters long cuttings. You can also first cut off larger pieces with the spade and then do the fine work on the ground with a sharp knife or a carpet cutter. Always make sure that at least two-thirds of the roots remain on the parent plant.
2 Cut the root pieces straight up and down at an angle. Put each cut individually in a plant pot with sandy soil so that it is flush at the top.
3 Now cover the pot with a thin layer of gravel. In the next few months, the cut should be kept cool and poured sparingly.
4 In the spring place the plant pot in the garden and in late summer or fall, put the cut into the field. You can not go wrong in choosing the soil: Vinegar trees thrive well in nutrient-poor soil thanks to their broad, flat roots. They also grow well on loamy soil.