Stekken1CongobalsemienTo cuttings a stem top is stuck into the ground (e.g. willow, lavender). A cutting you cut off below a leaf node. Especially in woody plants, it is important that the cutting is made ​​in the right stage of growth. He must or may not be lignified. Woody cuttings root in general more difficult than young, soft cuttings. Note that the stem or branch is not inserted upside into the ground.
 'Bleeding' stems you allow to dry first a little. Leaves you cut mostly off, they evaporate too much moisture.
Some shrubs are easier to plant with a piece of old wood and bark of the (main) stem still attached at the site.
Cuttings can also sometimes in water: you put the twig in a vase until he has formed roots.

In the autumn or in the winter can ​​wood strikings be made by planting the middle part of the stem in bunches and hibernate until early April. Thereafter, e.g. currant, black currant, blackberry (Rubus), raspberries, dogwood (Cornus), rose are planted. The annual wood must be fully matured. The pit location must be above water level, otherwise the cuttings rot. Protect them from frost and drying.

"I am an eternal optimist. Last I planted two trees of 20 cm, and then bought a hammock. " (Armando Fuentes Aguirre)

Leaf cutting: begonias (leaf begonias (Begonia), African violet (Saintpaulia))
A sheet is pricked with the blade root in the ground or flat, sometimes cut down in pieces on the ground. If applicable poke with a stick or pen, and keep moisty.

Root cuttings
A portion of the root is planted and kept moist.