Since the other penstemon #cuttings seem to be actually surviving, and I impulse bought a #root-trainer tray this morning, and the penstemon on the garden was due a good pruning, I figured I'd try doing it properly, now that I have a #propagator and everything! #wishmeluck
#penstemon #cuttings - I know these are meant to be super easy, but they're the first cuttings I've ever managed to keep alive this long! I'm kind of nervous to #transplant them now in case they die...
Ah, but one has always been stronger than the other, so if one didn't make it I'd just be second guessing myself! Will do both and see how they go - plenty more cuttings that can be taken if needs be 😊 @brightcolours
We used to grow penstemons from cuttings at the nursery, far better success with the trays with preformed plugs of compost in them. I can't find them for sale retail but maybe rockwool cube trays would work? They always rooted far better than the standard sand rich potting compost.
Anything is worth a try when you have a random cutting, definitely best to leave it where it is than disturb it. We always used to cut the leaves in half to reduce water loss and keep them in the humid tunnel. Maybe a polythene bag over the top?
I love this #penstemon, so glad it's still going!