How to propagate lavender from cuttings: a step-by-step guide

Every fall, we propagate thousands of organic lavender plants from cuttings. Learning how to propagate is a fun and important skill for a lavender grower to learn, so we wanted to share our process with you.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to propagate lavender from cuttings.

Step One: Begin with a healthy plant

How to propagate lavender from cuttings

Step Two: Cut stem with sterilized pruners. Cut soft wood along with a bit of harder wood.

How to propagate lavender from cuttings

Sample of a good quality cutting:

How to propagate lavender from cuttings

Step Three: Remove lower leaves.

How to propagate lavender from cuttings

Step Four: Remove tips (optional).

How to propagate lavender from cuttings

Step Five: Place cutting in a sterile, course, well drained mix. Make sure tray is shallow so heat can penetrate cutting. Rooting hormone is optional. There are both non organic and organic options that will stimulate growth. 

How to propagate lavender from cuttings

How to propagate lavender from cuttings

Step Six: Place on heat mat or bed and set temperature at 75 Fahrenheit. Water and mist daily until cutting have rooted. Once rooted remove from heat and pot up to larger pot. Rooting time can very depending on the species and cultivar of lavender.  

How to propagate lavender from cuttings

3 Comments

  1. Shirley Harvey
    Shirley Harvey On November 26, 2017 at 5:18 pm Reply

    I see time it takes to root varies, but can you give an estimate? Where can I get several grown lavenders Late November early December?
    thanks

  2. Campbell & Susan Stanton
    Campbell & Susan Stanton On October 6, 2018 at 9:35 am Reply

    We love “Sage Creations” and your great informative website! Thank you, Paola, and staff, so much for helping us these past two seasons with your healthy lavender plants which are growing quite well and for sharing your insightful knowledge with us along the way. We are loving growing lavender and receiving your very informative “Sage Creations News Letters”! They are great!

    With much gratitude,
    The Campbell Stanton Family

    (we are in processes of choosing a “name” for our farm).

  3. carmen
    carmen On November 9, 2018 at 10:19 am Reply

    thanks for the step by step and clear instructions.

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