How to Propagate Impatiens

This is not in a snap. It takes a few weeks, so be patient!

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How to Propagate Impatiens
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My grandmother used to root Impatiens a lot.  You don't need anything fancy.  I've chosen shotglasses.

My grandmother used to root Impatiens a lot. You don't need anything fancy. I've chosen shotglasses.

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Gather some cuttings and place them in clean water.  Try to angle the cut slightly and scrape the side of stem a bit.

Gather some cuttings and place them in clean water. Try to angle the cut slightly and scrape the side of stem a bit.

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I'll keep them on my bathroom windowsill until roots magically appear.

I'll keep them on my bathroom windowsill until roots magically appear.

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A little over one week and roots are starting to appear.

A little over one week and roots are starting to appear.

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Get a good root system established before planting them in soil.

Get a good root system established before planting them in soil.

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I'm going to plant in this old log.  I'm at the cottage, so a rustic look will do fine here.  Keep Impatiens out of direct sunlight.

I'm going to plant in this old log. I'm at the cottage, so a rustic look will do fine here. Keep Impatiens out of direct sunlight.

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I used regular potting mix and a coffee filter to line the log.  Its hard to see, but these cuttings have lots of buds and will flower soon.

I used regular potting mix and a coffee filter to line the log. Its hard to see, but these cuttings have lots of buds and will flower soon.

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I remember the huge plant that my grandmother kept inside all winter. All you need is one plant to start and you can have several in no time!

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