Growing Lantana plants from cuttings

Every time we take a trip to the hills, all I am fixated upon are the huge mounds of beautiful Lantana bushes. Pink, orange, red, yellow, bicolor – you name it, lantana’s got it! Hence naturally, I got back some cuttings from our recent trips, to grow in our garden. It is very easy to propagate and extremely low maintenance. It also grows pretty well in the plains like a perennial, producing clusters of florets that do really well as cut flowers.

grow lantana plants

The first batch of lantana cuttings looked like this. Since they had started drying by the time we were home, I just put them overnight in a jar of water to perk them up. This trick always works very well to revive most plant cuttings.

grow lantana plants cuttings

Next, they were simply planted in a semi-shaded spot and regular garden soil. Water them sparingly and regularly. I didn’t need to because the rain the job. It did too much of a job actually, since most of the cuttings rotted due to water logging in thus cutting tub (that reminds me to check the drainage hole).

grow lantana plants from cuttings

grow lantana cuttings

I have 2-3 cutting tubs where I plant cuttings and bulbs before they are ready to be moved to their permanent home.

Anyhow, from the first batch, I managed to get one plant which is thriving and ready to go to a new pot.

propagate lantana plant

Today, I’ve planted another batch of red & lemon yellow lantanas. I got these from my parents’ garden and put them in water overnight. This time, they got into a terracotta pot with proper drainage since rain is predicted again.

propagate lantana cuttings

propagate lantana plants

Now while they root, I’ll sit and dream of blooms!

propagate lantana plant cuttings


2 thoughts on “Growing Lantana plants from cuttings

  • August 20, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    Hi Yasmeen,
    Greetings of the day!
    I would like to thank you for posting information regarding caladium plants. I am living in delhi and unable to find red and white spots caladium plant which you have mentioned your favourite one “my favorite has always been the one with a splattered effect”. Could you please help me out where to find this one or have you those bulbs. Please inform.

  • August 24, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    Hi Asif! Thanks for stopping by Budscape. I ought those caladiums as plants from a local nursery since you can never be sure about bulbs. In Delhi, I love Rajdhani nursery at Jorbagh for the variety & collection of plants in general. Maybe they would have it in stock. Also, i suggest you to start looking around july if you want good caladium plants. In this season, nurseries start prepping for winters and put all these things aside. You could also buy bulbs online from various facebook groups of Indian sellers. Hope that helps!

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