How to propagate Aralia plant

Aralia plant is a large-leafed flowering plant that is native to mountain woodland areas in Asia and the Americas. This plant is also known as spikenard and it comes in many forms. Aralia plant has about 68 species of tree, shrub and perennial plants in the genus. The plant can exist as a sixty foot tree or a twenty inch bush. Actually some garden varieties tend to be on the smaller side, with Aralia cordata, Aralia californica and Fatsia japonica among the most popular. The propagation methods for this plant include planting different types of cuttings along with standard seed sowing.

How to propagate Aralia plant

  1. You can collect seeds from your own Aralia plant or buy them if you would like to grow Aralia plant from seed. Then sow the Aralia plant seeds into your garden in the fall or spring.
  2. You can take softwood, or green-tip, cuttings from an Aralia plant in the summer, using the top ten inches of the Aralia plant. You have to strip majority of the leaves from the bottom of the plant stems, and then place them upright into a pot of moist, sandy soil. The Aralia plant stems will begin to root after a few days. When the Aralia plant gets larger, you can transfer it to a new pot or your garden. 
  3. You can easily transplant your aralia’s sucker growths or shoots by digging up part of the aralia plant’s root system directly under the shoot. Make sure you separate the shoot from the larger plant by cutting through the joined roots with a knife. You can plant the new shoot in another part of your garden at the same depth as previously growing.
  4. You can take the semi-hardwood cuttings from your aralia plant in the early fall. Cut eight inch long stems diagonally just below a few new leaf buds and then plant them into a small pot of moist, sandy soil. Transplant the aralia plant stems outside in the spring.

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