Propagating with Honey

April 23, 2016

I have never tried propagating with honey, but it makes sense since honey has enzymes that contain a natural antiseptic and antifungal properties.

Pure or raw honey is better to use than generic honey you would buy in a store which typically are processed or pasteurized which would remove the beneficial properties. One method is to mix 1 tbsp honey to 2 cups boiling water and let it cool.  You can put the stems of your cuttings in that and let roots form.

Another method uses undiluted honey for dipping, then place the cuttings directly into potting medium.

This video gives some good guidance on propagating with honey.

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