Plant a pomegranate branch

Question: Plant a pomegranate branch


I have a question for you regarding a pomegranate plant.

Periodically, at the base of the tree, new branches grow, all around the trunk. These twigs are straight and lush.

Question: Is it possible to take, cut one off and plant it so that a new tree can be developed?

thank you

Answer: Plant a pomegranate branch

Dear Dario good morning and welcome to the questions and answers section of our website. The pomegranate is a plant native to Asia which, however, is grown in Spain and Italy with some success. This plant grows little and never goes beyond 5-7 meters and produces very good fruits also used in the food industry for the preparation of syrups and other products.

The operation that you would like to do with the epicormal branches of your pomegranate can be done and a very common operation practiced by those who love gardening: the cutting. To make this cutting he will have to cut the branch obliquely and once cut he will have to eliminate most of the leaves present leaving only 3 or 4 of the apical part. To facilitate the rooting phase of the plant, you can put some rooting powder for cuttings, a special substance composed of powdered hormones that facilitate the development of roots by stimulating their emission. This powder can be purchased in all nurseries and garden centers and greatly facilitates the success of the cutting.

How to grow a fig tree at no cost (VIDEO)

The common fig (Ficus carica) is an easier plant to grow than you might think. Fig is grown as fruit tree with a production present in different periods of the year. Let's find out how to grow a fig tree by cuttings, at no cost, from a branch.

Figs are delicious fruits that provide our body with vitamins and mineral salts such as iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium. It pays to grow a fig tree in your garden to be able to enjoy fresh figs: figs fioroni which ripen between the end of spring and the beginning of summer and figs pedagnoli that are formed from the buds of spring and ripen at the end of summer. There are also cimaruoli figs that ripen in late autumn.

Reproduction by cuttings will allow you to plant a fig tree starting from an existing plant. This is a very common method for reproducing fruit trees and roses.

There fig cuttings usually it is done between the end of winter and the end of springa, that is, when the tree is in a development phase. You can grow the fig tree throughout Italy, bearing in mind that the plant prefers sunny exposures and sheltered from the winds. The FIG it is a hardy, very resistant and long-lived plant.

To make a fig cutting you will need them:

- A plastic bag or bottle

1) Choose a woody branch of a healthy and strong fig tree. The thicker the branch, the greater the chances of rooting. Use shears to cut your branch.

2) With pliers you will have to remove the leaves leaving the petiole attached to the branch. You can remove the large leaves and leave the small ones.

3) Clean the fig branch well with a cloth, rinse the branch with a little water, clean it again very well and dry it with absorbent paper.

4) Plant the fig branch directly in the ground or in a pot. If you want, you can surround it with a plastic bag or bottle to create the right humidity.

5) If using a pot, pour some expanded clay balls or gravel at the base before adding the topsoil. You will understand that your fig will have taken root as new growth begins and new leaves form.

6) As always cutting takes time and patience. If you are unsure of the immediate success of your experiment, you can prepare more fig cuttings and then keep only the strongest ones.

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7) Water your fig cutting regularly, once a day, to ensure that the surface of the soil remains moist, but always remember to empty the saucer so as not to leave stagnant water.

For more tips on how to grow a fig tree by cuttings watch the video.

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If the branch is completely broken then you have to turn to a second option. Obviously it's not to stick it back with the tape. What you need to do is take the branch and put it in a vase with water. Over time it will be possible to notice that small roots will emerge from the branch. Once the roots have come out then it will be possible to plant it.

If there is space, you can replant in the original pot in this way you will get two identical plants, otherwise you can plant them in a new pot. From there a beautiful new plant will come out. And from what looked like a dead branch, a new plant comes to life. Because in the end nothing is lost.

How to grow a mimosa tree

The climate

Mimosa tree in the garden

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However, keep in mind that mimosas are not indoor plants. If placed permanently in the house they would suffer from the unnatural heat of the heating system.

Another feature of the mimosa plant are its delicate branches, which break easily under the action of the wind. It is therefore advisable to place the tree in a sunny and sheltered area of ​​the garden.

The terrain

When we decide to plant a mimosa tree, a lot of attention must be paid to land evaluation. Acacia Deabalta shuns calcareous soils and prefers slightly acidic ones, with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. Since the soils are very often calcareous, this characteristic can be corrected by adding acid peat to the earth at the time of planting or in the pot itself, which you can find at this link.

Another possible solution may be the choice of a rootstock such as Mimosa retinoides, more suitable for calcareous soils.


The mimosa tree, especially by less experienced gardeners, is usually purchased in a small pot. In this way it can be transplanted in the period from March to May.
In the nursery the main reproduction techniques are multiplication by grafting and layering.

Planting in the garden

Now let's see how to proceed correctly for the planting of a mimosa plant in the garden:

  • First of all, it must be borne in mind that the mimosa tree is very long-lived and lives for at least 20 years.
  • So you have to make one deep tillage with a hole in the ground at least up to 80 cm. The width of the hole must be 50/60 cm.
  • At the bottom of the hole it is necessary to arrange mature manure, which represents the basic fertilization.
  • Then the excavated filler earth is added to make the hole. If the soil is calcareous, remember that it must be mixed with acid peat. The ratio of earth to peat is 3 to 1.
  • At this point, the manure is covered with a layer of earth on which expanded clay can be placed (this will help us improve the drainage of the soil).
  • After the clay, we level up with another layer of earth.
  • Once this is done, we arrange a brace (for example a nice wooden pole). The plant will need it for the first few years, until the roots go deeper
  • We are now ready to plant our little mimosa tree. Then remove it from the jar and immerse it for a few seconds in the water. This serves to hydrate the clod well.
  • We lay the plant down and fill the hole with soil, without covering the graft point.
  • We water abundantly and tie to the brace.

The cultivation of mimosa in pots

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You will have to choose a vase, possibly in terracotta, with dimensions equal to 60 cm in height and, at least, 50 in width. In this way we will have guaranteed fast growth and abundant blooms.
Transplanting to a larger pot must be done every two years, slightly increasing the diameter of the pot itself. By doing so, we will maintain a good proportion between the root system and the crown.


The mimosa tree, especially in the continent of origin, grows spontaneously and adapts very well to drought conditions. It does not need support irrigation, with the exception of the summer period, in the very first years of life. This is useful for giving the root system time to spread adequately.
For the cultivation in pots the situation is different. In this case there is a greater need for water. This, it must be said, is true for all forced tree crops in pots.
In any case, be careful not to create water stagnations, which are very dangerous for the plant.
To improve soil moisture and save weed cleaning work, we recommend using a natural mulch. This is to be placed at the foot of the plant.

Pruning of mimosa

For the pruning of the mimosa tree we must first distinguish between training and maintenance pruning:

  • The mimosa formation pruning (or breeding pruning) is done in the first year. It is here that you choose between the bush shape, which is obtained by giving more space to the central branches, and the pyramid shape, or giving the plant the shape of a cone, leaving very long branches already in the lower part.
  • Maintenance pruning is done annually, or at least every two years. It operates in the period immediately following flowering, for the Acacia Debealta in late spring for the Mimosa of the 4 seasons. This type of work serves to keep the plant harmonious. It is done by shortening the longer branches and removing the dead branches, damaged by winter or malformed.

Collection and use

As we all know, mimosa is symbolically linked to International Women's Day. Giving bunches of mimosa as a gift is a common practice and is highly appreciated, also given the intense scent of the flowers. But be careful when cutting off the inflorescences: go slowly and use well-sharpened scissors (suitable scissors can be found here). Good scissors are important in order not to create tears and, therefore, damage the branches.

Anyway, given that the price of a mimosa tree it is rather contained, our advice, perhaps a little original, is to give a whole plant instead of a simple bunch of flowers. The gift, in this way, will not last a single day, but will last over time and will be permanent. Just like the respect we owe to women.

10 plants to grow by cuttings

There cutting represents a method of multiplication of plants which allows you to start them cultivation practically at no cost. Thanks to the cutting, in general, it is sufficient to have at your disposal a branch or twig of the plant that you want to start growing, to be obtained from someone who already has it or to be collected in the countryside or along a lawn, in the case of wild plants.

The best times to make the cuttings are spring and summer. The plants that can be propagated by cutting are numerous. We present ten of them.

One of the possible methods cultivation of roses consists of the water cutting. The length of the cut branches must be between 10 and 20 centimeters. Branches with dormant buds in good view should be chosen. The severed branch should be placed in a long and narrow vase, or in a small bottle, fill three quarters full of tap water. Over the weeks you will be able to monitor root formation. Assuming to make a cutting at the beginning of June, its transfer to a pot with universal soil can take place in September.


There Mimosa it is a plant that has the possibility of being cultivated thanks to the cutting even by simply starting from a bunch of his out received as a gift. what is mainly important as far as mimosa is concerned is the creation of a good soil for rooting, which may consist of a part of well-chopped peat and a part of sand (river sand is recommended). The substrate must be very soft and light. You will have to cut cuttings of about 5-15 centimeters long, with a clean and oblique cut.


The multiplication of basil by cuttings is very simple to perform. It is enough to grasp a sprig of fresh basil by cutting it off at the base and keeping only the apical leaves, thus removing with the fingers all the lower leaves arranged along the branch. At this point, simply transfer one or more sprigs of basil into a glass jar full of water, place it near the window and wait for the roots to form. The new roots will be visible within a few days and the time has come to transfer the new plant to a jar full of soil and possibly enriched with a little homemade compost.


Another very simple cutting to make and which will take root easily concerns the mint. Cut a sprig of mint at the base of the length of 10-15 centimeters. Remove the leaves, keeping only those that are at the apex and transfer the sprig to a glass jar filled with water. Wait for a few days for the formation of new roots to begin and transfer the mint to a jar with universal soil.

Summer is the most suitable period for multiplication of aloe by cutting. It is necessary to proceed by severing at the base one of the lateral shoots of the plant. At this point it is preferable to let the sprout rest for two or three days, so that the wound heals. Once this short wait has elapsed, it is possible to transfer the aloe sprout into a pot whose content can preferably be composed of 20% universal soil, 40% river sand and the remaining 40% peat.


In the case of the celery you can apply one technique similar to cutting for water, which, however, does not start from a plant that is necessarily already present in pots or in the garden, but from a simple stalk of celery that may have been preferably purchased at one of the many Italian farmers' markets. The procedure is similar to cutting for water, as it requires the bottom of a celery stalk to remain immersed in water for a certain period to allow formation of new roots. To understand how to proceed step by step read: How to grow celery in pots starting… from the stem.


As for the stevia (Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni) multiplication by cuttings appears simpler than cultivation starting from seeds. Stevia seeds can struggle to adapt to our climate and lead to the birth of seedlings. Those who haven't gotten the desired results from stevia seeds can try proceed with the cutting.

It is recommended that stevia cuttings be made in month of august. Branch segments with a length of 5-7 centimeters should be cut off. The leaves of each branch must be removed, except for the two apical leaves. So each branch must be transferred and placed in a peat pot to be kept very humid. After 15 days, necessary for the formation of the roots, the transplant in pot can be carried out. For more information on this, you can consult the website


Also there sage could be multiplied by cuttings. To obtain a new sage plant, proceed to cut a branch that includes the presence of four nodes. Only the top leaves of the sage will need to be kept. Starting from the assumption of using a branch with at least four nodes, it must be buried in a jar with soil up to the second node and the earth must always be kept moist.


The multiplication of geraniums by cutting takes place in the summer months. It will be necessary to prepare some little ones jars with soil, as many as there are cuttings that we would like to prepare. It is necessary to count the nodes of the branch that you want to remove and make one oblique incision below the third node. Only the upper leaves will be kept, in order to allow the transfer of the branch into jars, the surface of which must be kept moist by water spray. When the cuttings will have rooted, new leaves will begin to form. Water should never be sprayed directly on the leaves, to prevent the sun from burning them.

Oregano and marjoram

Both theOrigan that the marjoram they can be considered plants suitable for reproduction by cuttings. In both cases it is necessary to cut a branch at least 10 centimeters long at the base, removing the lower leaves, so that it can be easily underground in a small pot containing a part of peat and a part of universal soil, to allow the formation of roots. The twigs to be cut obliquely at the base must be transplanted immediately and the surface of the soil in the jar must be watered moderately, using a vaporizer as a scruple. The seedlings can be stored in a bright place, but away from direct sunlight.

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Pruning the pomegranate

Finally, how and when to prune pomegranate? Pruning the pomegranate it is a procedure that should not be forgotten: this is, in fact, also used to combat diseases of the pomegranate tree.
The best time to prune is the end of winter: cut the dead branches, but without shortening them excessively, because the flowers reside right at the end of the branches. Good job!

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